I went to a wrecking yard today and found a connector that is missing on the alternator.
The other end of it is going to have to cut off and a Fusible Link attached to it or maybe I will just hook it up to one of the several circuit breakers on the starter solenoid that someone was kind enough to provide.
This thing has had someone hooking up electrical add on’s all over the fucking place.
The guy I got it from thought maybe it was an old Forest Service rig which I don’t think it was but maybe, ya know?
I can see where there used to be a spotlight on the A Pillar, wiring for a CB and where an antenna was mounted, it has extra running lights wired in and I won’t be a bit surprised to find all sorts of other shit the more I dig into it.
The original horns are where they are supposed to be but there are two more hooked up and bastard wired in off to the side of the engine for some reason.
The alternator wiring I am pretty sure is going to be a pretty simple fix except for the dash gauge which I haven’t even looked into yet.
The reason the title of the post says it’s all coming back to me now is that I surfed the web, found a Bronco forum, started looking around and some guy was nice enough to post downloadable PDF copies of the original Ford Motor Company repair manuals, including the EVTM manual.
I used to use those fuckers every day.
EVTM stands for Electrical/Vacuum Trouble Shooting Manual and they are a must have to work on this kind of shit.
They are also worth their weight in gold if you know how to use them.
The blue is where the connector is missing at the alternator, the yellow is the Fusible Link that is missing and the red is where all three of the heavy gauge hot wires are supposed to come together.
Someone wired all 3 of the heavy gauge wires directly to the starter solenoid with no circuit protection.
A big fucking No No.
I can snip the connector off the wring and plugs I just got and hook all 3 of them right to a circuit breaker on the starter solenoid and be done.
The wire circled in black at the bottom right is supposed to go to the idiot light on the dash.