Category: Electrical

Powermaster Improves a Flathead V8’s Charging and Cranking Without Sacrificing the Vintage Vibe – HotRod

Powermaster Improves a Flathead V8’s Charging and Cranking Without Sacrificing the Vintage Vibe – HotRod

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Retaining the vintage vibe on a hot rod you really want to pile the miles on can lead to compromises. Old engines and speed parts that have the look you want may not perform the way you expect during a 400-mile journey, and, in many cases, you may just have to settle.

Many find they have to swap original fans for electric ones for efficiency, for example, hide a stealthy fuel-injection system, or even use an alternator in place of a generator. Since it’s mounted right out front on most engines, a generator certainly carries the traditional vibe, but it falls far short of current output compared to an alternator.

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Hand Signals, What the Hell are Those?

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I’ve decided to put some indicators on the A as it’s too darn dangerous to go without, most drivers these days don’t have a clue what these actually are…

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I purchased the lamps that fit into the centre of the bumper bars, not 100% sure I’ll leave them where they are at the moment but we’ll see!

Lamps are in the bumper bars, the switch is fitted to the column and the wiring has begun. The switch is the fairly standard retro unit that a lot of Hot Rodder’s use.

I purchased the switch from Duksville and chose the heavy duty unit with hazard flasher functionality.

The wiring progress can be seen below, trying to hide it as best I can.