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by Dennis Overholser

The one job that even the most knowledgeable DIY guys farm out is the wiring. No more. Today you can pick the best components, the appropriate harness kit, and install everything yourself - with help from this book from Wolfgang Publications. Whether yours is an old skool '32 Ford with a flathead for power, or a modern kustom with fuel injected V-8 and a set of airbags, the information you need to wire that hot rod can be found in Hot Rod Wiring from Wolfgang Publications.

Like everything automotive, the electrical components used on modern hot rods have changed over the years. The stereo systems draw more power, and the number of accessories goes up and up. Alternator output is easily three times what it was just a few years ago. Hot Rod Wiring reflects these changes, and helps the reader determine how to pick the best components and design the best electrical system.

Dennis Overholser has designed hot rod wiring harnesses and components for Painless Wiring for over 20 years. After putting in eight hours a day designing components, Dennis often goes home and helps friends install the wiring in their hot rods. On weekends, Dennis becomes the point man for Painless Wiring at various NSRA and competition events.

Covering 144 pages, this book includes a theory chapter on direct current electricity, another on choosing the best components, a discussion of the various harness kits, three start-to-finish installations, and a troubleshooting chapter. In addition, the book provides a number of schematics that show typical starting, lighting, and charging circuits; and the complete schematic you need to wire a basic hot rod.

Download Hot Rod Wiring: A Detailed How-To Guide (Hot Rod Basics) epub
ISBN: 1929133987
ISBN13: 978-1929133987
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Automotive
Author: Dennis Overholser
Language: English
Publisher: Wolfgang Publications (April 15, 2011)
Pages: 144 pages
ePUB size: 1514 kb
FB2 size: 1281 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 912
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The most of the time, I don't pay for advertisements.I get enough from TV and radio.This time I paid for some I don't think there is one single page in this book that doesn't mention Painless wiring. I didn't think I needed to learn anything about painless performance I bought the book because I needed to learn more about Hot Rod Wiring I do not recomend this book to anyone. It isn't worth the price.
Straight forward in the general sense, very interesting and is really what I expected. For those doing a complete wire replacement or a specialty like air conditioning or other fairly high power usage, this book would be invaluable. For extreme detail like what solder should be used for the electrical wiring, it has few details. The major auto wire companies recommend soldering open barrel connecting joints after they have been crimped, one multi question may be what solder, 40/60 or 60/40, lead vs silver, .02" vs .04" etc. But this book was easy to read and offered many hints and recommendations that will go into my total rewiring on a 65 Pontiac. Not to worry, I actually bought this book and 2 others to cover the bases and as long as I can perform, I have the answers I need.
The basic content is excellent, though a glossary would be a fine improvement.

Two kinds of flaws weaken the book.

First, The use of many photographs is an excellent aid to comprehension. Unfortunately, many of the photos are so "tight" that it is unclear whar part of the car is shown. He leaves it unclear in what order the photos should be studied - right to left then top to bottom versus top to bottom then right to left. This causes some confusion.

Second, the guy needed a proofreader. The book is riddled with little mistakes that are distracting. Examples include misspelled words, accidental substitutions of the wrong word, and occasional simple grammatical errors.

If he does a revision at some point, these will be easily solved problems. These problems don't make it a bad book - but they kept it from being an exceptionally good book.
If you are buying this book to wire your hot rod with out a painless wiring harness. Do not buy this book. As it only pertains to a painless wiring harness. And when you buy a painless wiring harness all this information is included with the purchase.
If your a novice at auto wiring, this is great.
The book is specific to Painless wiring but can be very useful understanding wiring basics and harnesses made by other manufacturers. I found it to be well written and easy to understand. Learned a lot from it. I would definitely recommend it.
Lots of useful information. Yes, it seems to be a promo for a major wiring harness company, but you just need to get past that.
Book was not as detailed as I had hoped but useful reference material for grandson in the future.