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Username Post: Applying power for the first time        (Topic#350093)
PLS 
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03-13-18 06:47 PM - Post#2727518    

Hi Donny, I have a question (what a surprise). In the very near future I plan on trying to have my ’60 where I can move it under its own power, not driving it on the road yet just moving it. I have your complete wire harness, battery to tail lights even the positive battery cable, in the car. My question since this car has not been started as a complete car in 40+ years, do you have a sequence that I should follow. Needless to say, I am apprehensive in throwing 12 volts on the system for the first time. Lamar



 
acardon 
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03-14-18 06:44 AM - Post#2727561    
    In response to PLS

I'm not Donny, but I usually put a in-line 15 amp fuse with pigtails between the + battery post and the + battery cable. You can check all the lights and everything, one at a time, except the starter.

Don
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PLS 
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03-14-18 09:18 AM - Post#2727585    
    In response to acardon

Thank you, I hadn't thought of that. Just want to make sure I don't do something stupid and cause some kind of major problem. Lamar



 
PLS 
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03-16-18 01:03 PM - Post#2727845    
    In response to acardon

Got this today to use when putting 12v on the system for the first. Again thank you. Lamar

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