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Re: MAD electrical upgrade



BC,
 
No problem.  As you described the state of fifty year old degradation to our systems in conjunction with “power adders” a refurbishing or correction is needed.
Gary P.
 
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2017 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: MAD electrical upgrade
 

Gary, not to start an argument, but I take issue with your last sentence, particularly the word "vital".  Lots of our classic MOPARS, as they approach the half century mark suffer from degradation of electrical connections and the ammeter circuit through the dash board is especially problematic.  AS DESIGNED that circuit worked fine, but when the bulkhead connector gets corroded, problems begin.  This is made worse with the addition of high power amplifiers, extra lighting and other "stuff" downstream from the ammeter.

Ma MOPAR recognized the potential for problems in some high current installations in Taxis, Police Cars, and similar vehicles.  I've read that those vehicles had the ammeter wiring brought through the firewall through a separate grommeted hole, bypassing the bulkhead connector entirely.  Cleaning and refurbishing the bulkhead connector to provide clean tight connections, perhaps rerouting the ammeter wiring as above, and not hanging extra accessories downstream from the ammeter will avoid the problems common to neglected systems.  It also avoids having a dead, useless gauge in your dash and an ugly add-on voltmeter.

BC

 

at 017 3:36 PM, glpavlovich@xxxxxxx wrote:
I am using MAD’s electrical products and wiring diagrams for trunk mounted battery install w/remote solenoid, two forward power distribution terminals...etc...and I have modified some of his instructions to fit my Plymouth/Mopar needs.  Very good tutorial and excellent products.  Bypassing/not using the AMP meter in/on the dash is vital to prevent current drop and excess voltage/amperage from burning dash wires and degrading your system.
Gary P.
 
 
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2017 7:15 AM
Subject: Re: MAD electrical upgrade
 
I've used Mad's electrical wiring system for the last 3 cars I've built.  His designs are sound and simplify things quite a bit.  The only drawback on a "restoration" is that if you go with Mad's wiring system you won't have "Mopar" designed wiring.... which some purists may find unacceptable.  As far as I'm concerned... his designs are easier to understand, safer, and simpler to install (providing you're not using an expensive per-manufactured replacement wiring harness).

Bill

On Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:56:18 AM UTC-5, neal wrote:
Has anybody heard of the MAD electrical upgrade  to bypass factory ammeter. (www.madelectrical.com)  . They have numerous articles but this one caught my eye.  Basically running juice from alternator directly to starter relay instead of  through firewall connector and all up through the dash. You fuse the thick red and black wires where factory ammeter used to sit. You still need this loop to feed ignition switch, etc. This loop is also attached to starter relay. They also by pass the fragile firewall connector for these two wires.  Supposed to reduce risk of melt down greatly.  And of course then you need to install an aftermarket voltmeter in place of the now absent factory ammeter..
MAD isn't  just Mopar  but this upgrade is specifically  for Mopar. They do it on a 79 Dodge truck but it should work on the older stuff too.
    neal
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