'63 Dodge 440 Wire Gauge Info

Electrical & Ignition

  1. DartGTDan

    DartGTDan Member

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    My buddy's '63 Dodge 440 needs some wiring help. I've downloaded the schematic(s) from MyMopar.com. The schematic(s) show the wire colors, but does not show each wire's gauge. Does anyone know what gauge wire the factory used specifically at the bulkhead connector? We will be increasing the size of the wires to/from Alternator stud/Ammeter stud(in) and Starter Relay stud/Ammeter stud(out) wires adding fuse links.

    Zoom Bulkhead.jpg

    What about the:
    Headlamp LOW BEAM
    Headlamp HIGH BEAM
    RIGHT TURN
    PARK LAMP
    LEFT TURN
    OIL PRESSURE
    HORN ENABLE
    IGNITION (START)
    IGNITION (RUN)
    WATER TEMPERSTURE
    STARTER RELAY ENABLE

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. rarefish

    rarefish Well-Known Member

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    I can tell you that the R6 (black)wire from the alternator to the bulkhead connection was a 12 ga wire.
     
  3. VANDAN

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    Why not call Bill & Rose Evans, as they have some wiring & components for the '63...
     
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    rolling_Thunder Well-Known Member

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    offhand I believe they used 16ga wire for pretty much everything except the power feed - which was 12ga as was the fusible link
     
  5. DartGTDan

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    Didn't know of them. Thank you, I will pass it on to my buddy.
     
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