There is one job that most mechanics farm out, and that that jog is wiring, but more. Today you can pick the best components, the appropriate harness kit, and install everything yourself - with help from this new book from Wolfgang Publications. Whether it's an old skool '32 Ford with a flathead for power, or a modern kustom with fuel injected V-8 and a set of airbags, the information needed to wire that hot rod can be found between the covers of Hot Rod Wiring from Wolfgang Publications. The electrical components used on modern hot rods have changed over the years. The stereo systems draw more power, and the number of accessories goes up and up. Hot Rod Wiring reflects these changes, and helps the reader determine how to pick the best components and design the best electrical system. Covering 144 pages, this book includes a theory chapter on direct current electricity, ather on choosing the best components, a discussion of the various harness kits, three start-to-finish installations, and a trouble-shooting chapter.
Dennis Overholser purchased his first hot rod during high school, a 1933 Ford three-window coupe with no engine or transmission. After high school Dennis attended Nashville Auto Diesel College, and it wasn't long before he was in school again, this time for electronics, paid for by the U.S. Air Force. In 1970 Dennis started as a mechanic at the Clemons Tractor Company. Twenty years later he left the Clemons Tractor Company to work for Painless Wiring, engineering wiring systems for the street rod market. In addition to his work designing street rod components and building hot rods for his friends and himself, Dennis is active in a variety of hot rod and street rod organizations, including NSRA, KKOA, and SEMA. Between designing and building, Dennis holds seminars on automotive electrical systems for customers and organizations across the country, at events like the Street Rod Nationals and The Rod & Custom Americruise.