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DeadHorse
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Electrical system upgrade and restoration update.

Unread post by DeadHorse » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:15 am

Good day to everyone!
I posted here as I was starting my restoration and you all are awesome in sharing what you know. I have a 1966 Corvair Monza that I purchased last Christmas. It was in good shape but like cars of its age had rust in normal places and a not so pretty paint job. I have the body work done so now on to the power systems. What I am looking for advice on is the replacement or update of the electrical system and the fuse box. Are there turnkey solutions or a full replacement that you would suggest?

Pics of progress follow. Original color as purchased
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After bodywork

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Thanks in advance for any assistance/response.


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Re: Electrical system upgrade and restoration update.

Unread post by acarlson » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:33 am

Not sure what wiring you're thinking of upgrading, but for a replacement fuse panel you might consider these:

viewtopic.php?f=80&t=13427

viewtopic.php?f=80&t=13481

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Re: Electrical system upgrade and restoration update.

Unread post by bbodie52 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:18 pm

:clap: :tu: Love the dark blue (Cobalt Blue?) color you've chosen for your Monza. The only thing I would have changed (personal preferance) would be to adopt the Corsa Silver found on original 1965-66 Corsas and on a number of Chevrolet products from that period. I think the contrasting silver would look great in contrast to the dark blue body!

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Re: Electrical system upgrade and restoration update.

Unread post by toms73novass » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:45 pm

I too love your color choice!

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Re: Electrical system upgrade and restoration update.

Unread post by DeadHorse » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:53 am

acarlson wrote:Not sure what wiring you're thinking of upgrading, but for a replacement fuse panel you might consider these:

http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/viewt ... 80&t=13427

http://www.corvairforum.com/forum/viewt ... 80&t=13481

Alec
Alec,

Thanks this is what I am needing to start with. Is Clark’s the best place to get the wiring harness? And I will call the mfg but if you know the difference between the led and non-led version.


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Re: Electrical system upgrade and restoration update.

Unread post by Apittslife » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:27 am

LED version would be used if you are going to use LED lights in your car, as the Blinker relays for them are different vs Conventional Bulbs. The wiring its self should be the same.

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