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wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M

Post by [email protected] » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:50 pm

looking for wire color code for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back

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Re: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M

Post by maritimeclassics » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:44 am

This is the most common way I have seen it. #10 red on top to the generator and #10 yellow next goes to the start solenoid. #14 yellow to the start solenoid from the push button. #14 black to the coil and the #14 yellow all the way back to the stern light. The negative from the stern light is #14 black and runs from the light to the strut bolt but we run it to the transmission bolt for a better ground. The positive for the dash light is #14black and the ground is yellow. Why they switched them is beyond me but that from the factory. The wire for the horn button is usually black with white cross stich.
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Re: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M

Post by maritimeclassics » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:48 am

The engine and year really doesn't matter. They used 3 different sizes of wire but we just use 2 because using a #12 wire in some places just seems a bit light. I have seen the #10 wire to the generator a #10 yellow with red cross stich but that was just one Barrel Back. I have a lot of pictures or original stuff that we have restored so let me know if you need anything else.
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1936 25' Gar Wood Custom
1947 Ventnor Hydroplane
1957 17' Deluxe Runabout
1948 25' Chris Craft Sportsman Twin
1959 19' Sliver Arrow Hull #75
1929 26' Chris Craft Custom Runabout
1937 25' Chris Craft Custom Runabout

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Re: wire colors for a 1939 19 ft Barrel Back with a M

Post by Matt Smith » Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:05 am

Good god, thats detail to an insane level. NICE MIKE!
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