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  • Re: Rebeldryver's '65 Impala SS Black Betty

    Spagetti!
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    • Re: Rebeldryver's '65 Impala SS Black Betty

      In the middle of taking two fuse boxes and harnesses and making one good one. Just how I like to spend my evening.
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      • Re: Rebeldryver's '65 Impala SS Black Betty

        This is precisely why the falcon has a new harness - Scott (both of you) are more patient with electron conduits than I.
        There's always something new to learn.

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        • Re: Rebeldryver's '65 Impala SS Black Betty

          Not sure how completely gutting the wiring in an a car is easier or faster than what I am doing. This thing plugs back in.
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            I got the dash harness/fuse box back in the car and all connected. My memory wasn't that great, so I found a really good two page wiring diagram that covers everything from tail light to head light. Very helpful and easier to read the GM factory one. Crossing fingers it all works.

            Made a bigger mess under the hood, going to totally redo the alternator charging wire set up. It was always a complicated mess. I need the kill switch to function correctly anyway and kill the car running when turned off, otherwise what's the point?

            Looking for ideas on the alternator charging wire routing.
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            • Re: Rebeldryver's '65 Impala SS Black Betty

              I got the dash harness/fuse box back in the car and all connected. My memory wasn't that great, so I found a really good two page wiring diagram that covers everything from tail light to head light. Very helpful and easier to read the GM factory one. Crossing fingers it all works.

              Made a bigger mess under the hood, going to totally redo the alternator charging wire set up. It was always a complicated mess. I need the kill switch to function correctly anyway and kill the car running when turned off, otherwise what's the point?

              Looking for ideas on the alternator charging wire routing.
              where did you find that diagram? I imagine the 66 isnt "much" different than a 65. once I have the leaky differential and my new gearset installed in the mustang, the wagon is getting my full attention.
              Hellinor- 2005 Mustang GT. Its got some stuff

              War Wagon- 1966 Chevrolet Bel-Air wagon. low option small block car

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              • Re: Rebeldryver's '65 Impala SS Black Betty

                They are nearly identical. Here are the links for the two pages. I printed them and taped them together.

                http://www.wiring-wizard.com/Diagram...65_3WD-076.jpg

                http://www.wiring-wizard.com/Diagram...65_3WD-077.jpg
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                • Re: Rebeldryver's '65 Impala SS Black Betty

                  cool, thanks man
                  Hellinor- 2005 Mustang GT. Its got some stuff

                  War Wagon- 1966 Chevrolet Bel-Air wagon. low option small block car

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                  • Re: Rebeldryver's '65 Impala SS Black Betty

                    One of my other projects during the rewire is upgrading to two speed wiper motor with washers. I pieced this together from three different cars. The switch from a '65, the motor and wiring harness from two '66's. The harness for the wiper is a stand alone unit only going between the motor and the switch. I even got the firewall plug with this one. I cut out a notch in it for the oil pressure gauge's copper line. I had a washer pump repair kit lying around and used it.


                    The nice thing about GM's back then is even if your car didn't have the option, the car could be easily upgraded. This car's cowl vent already was stamped and drilled for the washer nozzles. Made installation of the nozzles I got from the donor car a snap.


                    From the outside, the only difference in the switch is the center button for the washer. The '65 Bel Air I got this switch from didn't have the stainless dash trim with wiper engraved in it. So, it had a switch bezel with wiper engraved on it. I reused my old one.
                    Last edited by Scott Liggett; April 23rd, 2014, 08:18 PM.
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                    • Re: Rebeldryver's '65 Impala SS Black Betty

                      Stupid ass forum wouldn't let me edit last post.

                      I also have the bracket for the washer tank. All the tanks I found were trashed due to being plastic, old and brittle. But, those are available repro. I have to figure out where to mount it as the radiator support location is now being used for the wiring and relays for the fans.
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                      • Re: Rebeldryver's '65 Impala SS Black Betty

                        Looking good Scott. It's something at how bare bones these cars were with some features such as washers and two speed wipers. Luckily my 66 was optioned with a two speed wiper and four way flashers. Too bad they didn't check off the option box for the 271 HP "K" motor. Yeah, I know what you mean about editing.I thought it was just me.
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