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sammyb 02-14-2013 09:17 AM

wiring harness???

I have a 1951 Ford Sedan. I am changing over to 12 volt. Can any one suggest a certain harness and also how many circuits on fuse box..... Also I need an alternator and bracklet..Also what is the best location for mounting the fuse box. PICTURES A PLUS..


Vic Piano 02-14-2013 10:00 AM

Re: wiring harness???

If your existing 6 volt wiring harness is in good condition, it will work fine with 12 volts. If you are going to replace the wiring harness, I go with a 6 volt (heaver gauge wire) harness anyway. Alternators and brackets are available through most “specialty after market” places like Speedway. I'd mount the fuse box somewhere that is easily accessible either inside the car or under the hood.

Planojc 02-14-2013 10:04 AM

Re: wiring harness???

I just installed a harness from Tyree Harris in my 51 and the kit came with all the fuse holders. I went with a 6v alternator and bracket from Macs. In my opinion, with a 6v alternator, there is no need for going 12 volts. The overdrive kicks in strong and the lights work much better. With a alternator, you may have to go with a longer belt.

sammyb 02-15-2013 08:58 PM

Re: wiring harness???

Thanks for info sammyb.

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