Electrical Projects:


  • American Autowire upgrade kit
  • American Autowire Hazard switch installation
  • Autolite Distributor rebuild
  • Pertronix Ignitor II Kit
  • Pertronix Ignitor II Fitting Instructions
  • Autolite Replica Battery group 24
  • Inside Replica Autolite battery
  • Making a Autolite wet cell battery
  • Tuff Stuff alternator clocking or indexing
  • Brake light switch
  • Headlight replacement
  • Headlight LED conversion
  • Removing the dash gauges
  • Stock ammeter to voltmeter conversion
  • Dash LED upgrades
  • Starter motor refurbishment
  • Original wiring
  • Fitting a semi automatic aerial

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American Autowire 1964 -’66 Update Kit

  • Background
  • Preparation
  • Removal
  • Fitting
  • Re-fitting
  • Issues
  • Tools
  • Tips
  • Examples
  • Links
  • Results
  • Step by Step Photos

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American Autowire Hazard Switch Installation

  • Background
  • Location
  • Electrical diagrams
  • Colour coded diagrams
  • Fitting
  • Crimping
  • Step by Step Photos

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Autolite Distributor Restoration / Rebuild

  • Background on Distributor types
  • Removing the HT leads
  • Removing Pertronix sensors setup
  • Removing points based setup
  • Remove vacuum advance
  • Dismantling plates
  • Removing the weights
  • Cleaning the bowl
  • Cleaning the springs
  • Cleaning the weights
  • Refitting the plates
  • Refitting the washers
  • Greasing points
  • Setting Points
  • Setting Pertronix
  • Refitting vacuum
  • Rotor arm and felt
  • Cap placement
  • Step by Step Photos

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  • Pertronix Ignitor Kit
  • What’s in the box.

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  • Pertronix Ignitor II Fitting Instructions

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Autolite Replica Battery (Group 24)

  • Dimensions
  • Specifications
  • Build (AGM)
  • Performance
  • Rating after a couple of years usage
  • Fitting
  • Charging
  • Step by Step Photos

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Inside Autolite Replica (AGM) Group 24 Battery

  • Problems with the battery
  • Cutting it up
  • Removing the inner AGM battery
  • Empty case
  • Rebuilding the case
  • Step by Step Photos

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Making An Autolite Group 24 (Wet Cell) Battery

  • Buying the wet cell battery that fits
  • Debadging the original
  • Fitting the top plate
  • Making the case hold down perches
  • Applying the texture wrap to the side
  • Painting the logo
  • Battery cap modification
  • Mastic application to hide the gaps
  • Fitting the battery
  • Step by Step Photos

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Tuff Stuff Alternator Indexing or Clocking

  • Removal of the alternator
  • Tuff Stuff’s own instructions
  • Strip down of the alternator
  • Moving the case to different position
  • Re-assembly
  • Refitting the alternator
  • Setting the alternator belt
  • Step by Step Photos

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Replacing Brake Light Switch

  • Background on variations
  • Drum or Disc switch?
  • Removing the old
  • Restoration of the brake switch area
  • Fitting the new switch
  • Wiring of the switch
  • Testing
  • Step by Step Photos

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Stock Headlight Fitting & H4 Bulbs

  • Fitting the hardware
  • Fitting the headlight bowl
  • Fitting headlight bowl spring
  • Fitting the electrical connections
  • Fitting the bulb
  • Securing the retaining ring
  • Adjusting the headlights
  • Fitting the headlight door
  • Step by Step Photos

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Stock or H4 to LED Headlight Conversion

  • Removing headlight door
  • Removing the stock h4 bulb
  • Different bulb options
  • Various lens options
  • Wiring tweak and fitting
  • Making the new headlamp
  • Optional sidelight LED fitting
  • Modification to the bulb grommet
  • Placing the bulb pigtail
  • Testing
  • Comparison – Huge difference H4 to LED
  • Refitting the LED bulb
  • Refitting headlight door

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Removing The Gauge Dash & Gauges

  • Precautions
  • Removing the cluster
  • Opening the cluster
  • Removing the gauges
  • Refitting the gauges
  • Refitting the cluster
  • Step by Step Photos

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Stock Ammeter to Volt Meter Conversion

  • Background on why to replace
  • Removing the instrument cluster
  • Dismantling
  • Removing the Ammeter
  • making mods to the volt meter
  • Making mods to the back of the instrument cluster case
  • Restoration of the instrument gauges
  • Matching the voltmeter to the stock gauges
  • Replacing the gauge lens
  • Replacing the gauge front
  • Refitting the instrument cluster
  • Results
  • Testing
  • Tips
  • Step by Step Photos

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Instrument Gauges LED Upgrade

  • Background to replacing
  • Different bulb types
  • Removing the instrument cluster
  • Replacing the bulbs
  • Reassembly
  • Comparisons stock to LED
  • Step by Step Photos

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Starter Motor Restoration

  • Removing the starter motor
  • Cleaning
  • Inspecting
  • Spray painting
  • Step by Step Photos

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My Original Wiring Issues

  • Original damaged wiring
  • Why it had to be changed
  • Options
  • Photos

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Fitting A Semi Automatic Aerial

  • Removing the old aerial
  • Mounting the new aerial
  • Adjusting the the aerial mast
  • Wiring the aerial
  • Full wiring diagrams
  • ‘Double Throw’ – ‘Double Pole’ switch explained
  • fitting the switch bracket
  • Results
  • Step by Step Photos

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