The week is almost over, and another Thursday has arrived. I don’t know about you, but since the weekend is getting close, I have already planned what I’ll be working on in the garage. If your garage plans include some wiring on your hot rod or classic, we can help with that. Once again, we celebrate another editorial look-back, and jump into the way back machine to open the Power Automedia vault that houses our vast collection of articles and revisit another great informational piece.
In this Throwback Thursday, we’re taking a small jump back to October 2013. That’s when we reached out to the folks at Ron Francis Wiring and got some input about wiring do’s and dont’s. The subject is still relevant, and that’s why I thought Top Ten Wiring Tips With Ron Francis Wiring was a great article for this week’s Throwback.
Ron Francis Wiring has been helping enthusiasts wire their cars for decades. The company was started by Ron Francis back in the 1970’s to address a segment of the performance aftermarket that was lacking at the time. Since then, the company has been placed in the more-than-capable hands of Scott Bowers, while Ron remains on staff to assist in research and development, along with providing email-based customer service.
Scott Bowers was quick to point out that there are several pitfalls that cause enthusiasts to scratch their head when issues arise, and most revolve around improper grounding. “The importance of grounding is often overlooked. For any individual circuit, it equals half of the circuit and can cause havoc when a ground is compromised. Make sure paint, powdercoating and rust are cleared away for any grounding location,” he explains.
Having issues with a car not starting while hot is another regularly occurring issue. And he has some astute insight into remedies, but you’ll have to read the original article to find out what they are.
When many classic cars were new, the wiring system included a fusible link. While it might sound like a good idea, it actually is a big fire hazzard. Scott explains this, and even offers a way to fix the issue.
There is a lot more information in the original article, and If you’re looking for some insightful suggestions from a professional source, check out Top Ten Wiring Tips With Ron Francis Wiring. You’ll be glad you did.