How To Wire Your Hot Rod

Hot Rod / Rat Rod Wiring Diagram

Hot Rod Wiring – Diagram

Please Note: This diagram was designed for 12 volt systems, but can also be used for 6 volt systems. If used for 6 volt, make all the wires heavier by 2 gauges. For example 14 gauge wire will become 12 gauge, 10 gauge will be 8 gauge, etc.

Wiring Diagram

Source: Mike Bishop’s book “How To Build A Traditional Ford Hot Rod”, page 121.

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