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I have a 1967 Jeepster S/W that was 'restored' by a friggin' idiot (sorry). Suffice to say, I am becoming quite intimate with my rig as I tear apart the 'upgrades' and attempt to make her functional (I'll tell you about the ground down (leaking) aluminum 4 bbl intake with the monster Holley carb, the wrong electronic ignition set up and the brake booster the size of a VW at a later date). I am going to install a painless wiring kit and am attempting to understand the existing wiring - which is a mass of multicolored splices and dead ends (for example, when you step on the brake, the front turn signals light up - if that is any testimonial to the restorers abilities). Here is my question: there are a couple of components mounted on the drivers side fenderwell that appear to be some type of relay or switching unit about 1.5 inches square with about 4 or 5 push on connection points. There are two of these devices. One relay receives output from the voltage regulator connected through the relay to the field on the alternator and also the ground for the alternator is connected through the same relay (?). Another connection from the first relay goes to the second relay with a wire (purple) that according to the schematic, is the starter solenoid hot wire from the switch...this is hard to believe because we traced another (red)wire from the switch to the starter solenoid. My point is that the wiring is a total FUBAR (if you don't disconnect the battery, it'll drain down pretty quick)- there appears to be several extra wires on the second relay going to points unknown. My goal is a great red Jeepster to enjoy with my kids, not a molten pile of burned out out americana due to an electrical fire. Can anybody shed some light on these relays - are they even needed for the rewiring project? To those that have rewired - should I just start from scratch with the painless kit, or do I need the existing wiring and components as well?
I have a 1967 Jeepster S/W that was 'restored' by a friggin' idiot (sorry)