Automotive Electrical Handbook
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By Jack Sweeden. This book is a fully illustrated, instructional guide that takes you step-by-step through wiring your street rod. 12 pages.
Often, wiring and electrical work intimidates automotive do-it-yourselfers the most. It's not mechanical, and therefore, it's unfamiliar territory. Electrons are invisible, and they can do unpredictable things in an untrained enthusiast's eyes. Finally, there is an enthusiast's guide that takes the mysteries and misunderstandings out of automotive electrical design, modification, diagnostics, and repair.
Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is the perfect book to unshroud the mysteries of automotive electrics and electronic systems. The basics of electrical principles, including voltage, amperage, resistance, and Ohm's Law, are revealed in clear and concise detail, so the enthusiast understands what these mean in the construction and repair of automotive electrical circuits. All the tools and the proper equipment required for automotive electrical tasks are covered. In addition, this in-depth guide explains how to perform more complex tasks, such as adding new circuits, installing aftermarket electronics, repairing existing circuits, building your own wiring harness, and troubleshooting. Author Tony Candela explains how to complete popular wiring projects, such as adding late-model electronic accessories and convenience items to earlier-model cars, installing relays, designing and assembling multi-function circuits and harnesses, and much more.
With this book in hand, you will be able to assemble, design, and build single- and multi-function circuits and harnesses, troubleshoot and repair existing circuits, and install aftermarket systems and electronics. Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems is your essential guide for wiring a hot rod from scratch, modifying muscle car electrical circuits for cooling fans and/or power windows, or adding a premium stereo and other conveniences to modern performance cars.
- By Tony Candela
- 144 pages
- Photos: 350 color
- Sold individually
Many collector car owners are skilled at performing mechanical work, but for many of them, electrical work seems like a black art, too complicated and too confusing. However, electrical upgrades are absolutely essential for a high-performance classic car or modified car to perform at its best. With a firm understanding of the fundamentals, an enthusiast can take this comprehensive guide and complete a wide range of electrical projects that enhance the performance and functionality of a vehicle. In this Performance Projects Series title, brilliant color photos and explanatory step-by-step captions detail the installation of the most popular, functional, and beneficial upgrades for enthusiasts of varying skill levels. Just a few of the projects included are the installation of a complete electronic fuel injection system, upgrading an ignition system, maximizing performance of an electric fan, and the installation of electronic gauges. Installing a complete aftermarket wiring harness is no smalltask, and each facet is covered in amazing detail. Veteran Tony Candela, author of CarTech's previous best-selling title Automotive Wiring and Electrical Systems, moves beyond the theoretical and into real-world application with this exciting new Performance Projects title. This volume will be essential for any enthusiast looking to upgrade their classic vehicle to modern standards.
- By Tony Candela
- 192 pages
- Photos: 500 color
- Sold individually
- Ratcheting mechanism design
- Adjustable crimping compression
- Steel jaw
- Color coded wire sizes
- Red 22-18AWG-DIN 0.5-1.0mm
- Blue 16-14AWG-DIN 1.5-2.5mm
- Yellow 12-10AWG-DIN 4-6mm
- Automatically adjusts to strip 24 - 10 AWG wire and cable
- Crimps 22 -10 AWG insulated and non-insulated wire terminals
- Crimps 7 - 8mm ignition terminals
- Wire cutter
- Comfortable TPR hand grips