Tech, Tests & Installs: The Dodge Gets Wired

Everything is concealed in nice black wire tubing, routed neatly and held together with zip ties. It all adds up to a clean look.


Let's look at the junction box for the starter wires. Usually the starter wires go straight to the starter. If you want to pull the starter, half of the pain is getting the wrenches on the nuts at the starter to disconnect the wires. In the left photo Steve is pointing to the starter wires that have a nut connection. In the right picture is a quick-disconnect for the solenoid wires. Now if I need to pull the starter all I need to do is disconnect the large wires with the nut and unplug the solenoid wire. When the starter drops out it will take the wires with it. Nice!

So under the hood is done and here's the wire that was pulled out. But wait, we're not even CLOSE to being finished!

Let's get into the interior. What a mess! When I would add a gauge or an accessory I would tap into the existing fuse block. I would route the wire so it was out of the way and that was about it. As long as the gauge or accessory worked I was happy. Racers, I almost don't want to share this because it's so embarrassing, but perhaps you have a similar situation.

Steve is literally tearing into the Dodge under the dash. Look at this!

Remember my little blue switch panel with the toggle switches? Gone. Steve opened up the radio area for a new, lighted rocker switch panel.

Nice, clean and neat!

Here's the new fuse block that Steve made. Everything's labeled and he even drew a schematic for me to keep for future reference.

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Photos: The Dragtime News & Arlene Russell