The Beast gets rewired finally

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  1. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The Highway 22 kit has a power connector for it on block. (#8)
    The only thing I have to figure out is what panel to connect the LS1 PCM to.

    If you Google your ass off you can't find many LARGE pics of the fuse panel
    So I figured this should help you out in seeing what's on the actual panel Cody.

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    Now THAT is actually a good safety measure I'll have to remember.
    Thanks.
     
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    Alright so you went with the hotrod version and not the factory setup.

    I looked on their site but it was hard to make out on what it was.

    I don't see a fan, but it has accesories so you could probably use that to give a signal to the relay.

    So pretty much you are given a fuse block that you attach the wire to, then you route the wire to it's location then put a connector on it and you are pretty much done. Short of the little detail like conduit and clamping it place.

    The only wire that's built in is the Battery wire that you attach to the starter, but what's that black wire?
     
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    They don't have a Factory kit for 1978. This is actually VERY VERY close to it though.
    I have all new switches and connectors that came with the kit.
    The only thing it doesn't have, is the bulb connectors for the lights.

    Top Relay.

    Goes to connector #1 and #2

    Bingo.

    I wish they had a schematic online I could show you but they don't......at least I can't find it.
    The 3 BIG wires on the side of the panel go to your ignition switches on the steering column.
    GM Codes are
    Pink = 12V ignition power
    Red = 12V constant battery power
    Brown = 12V accessory power (what you thought was black)

    These SUPPLY power to the ignition.
    If I'm reading this schematic right, the Fuse Panel gets fed from the starter through a 175amp fuse block.
     
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    Man I feel like a dumbnut after look at that pic again on my personal computer, the relay is clearly marked Fan Relay, DOH!!



    Also with the bigger monitor I can barely see the pink wire hiding behind the brown wire!

    Now with those combination of color it makes better sense then just a red and what i thought was black wire.

    I guess they want you to bypass the fusible link deal and just use a 175 amp breaker style fuse block instead? Which is not a bad idea, so if you trip the main breaker and you fix the problem on the road, you won't be strained without a fusible link!
     
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    Do you know the rating of that fan relay?
     
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    I couldn't tell ya Cody......I'm sure it's at least a 20A relay.

    I personally think it's a smarter move myself.

    I hate using fusible links because of my first bad experience frying my main
    link to the original harness in this car 14 years ago. Once those pop, you're
    S.O.L. , at least with a panel fuse I can just replace it.

    MAD Electrical , I bought his COMPLETE kit for $200 for the Camaro which
    I am NOW going to use in the 442. He likes to use fusible links on EVERYTHING.
    So I'm going to use a few, but not all of them.
     
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    I sure hope that fan relay is at least as strong as the fuse that's in the circuit. I use Hella heavy duty relays for the fans and lights and such. Anything with a high amp draw. The fans will spike rather high when they turn on. Your 30 amp fuse is fine. A 25amp fuse should be fine honestly. I'm sure the relay is adequate as AAW doesn't send out crappy stuff but I'd double check it just to be sure.
     
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    It is either the IGN 1-EFI or the BAT 1-EFI spots. They both have power when the key is on. I think the difference is that the IGN also has power when the key is cranking.
     
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    This weekends PROGRESS!!!

    Fuse panel mounted, along with 22 port NASCAR style bulkhead connector
    For those that wondered how an AAW Highway 22 kit would mount, this is going
    to be a referenced picture in the future for many I'm sure......because I couldn't find sh**.

    Will it work with a stick shift pedal ?? I don't know.
    Does it clear the brake pedal when depressed ?? Completely.
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    Brake Booster and Master cylinder removed, and firewall cleaned up.
    Yes, it still looks like a puttied ass.
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    In da zone.....hood off too, I think I'm half way done, give or take.
    I also put the ECM inside the car now instead of on my fender well.
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