1971 ford e100


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1971 ford e100

Post by Rooster71e200 on Thu May 18, 2017 1:08 pm

Hello every one names Rick friends call me Rooster..I just picked up A 1971 ford e200 bit of a project but runs great. I need some help if some could . I'm looking for the wiring diagram for this van. The guage cluster isn't working so I removed it and found a couple melted wires and have no clue what they are for. Seems like the run from the pAssanger side to the drives side. To the ignition switch side
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Re: 1971 ford e100

Post by Seth G on Thu May 18, 2017 7:33 pm

Cool van. I don't know the wiring in the 2nd gen vans but it's probably pretty simple. Is nothing working? Like dead short or is it just the gauges? It's probably the run terminal on the ign switch they are hooked to. Which likely feeds the gauges. What gauges are in the cluster? The way that the fuel/oil/temp gauges work is by feeding one side of the the gauge 12v+(I'm assuming 2nd gen gauges are 12v, 1st gen vans had a step down transformer/v regulator and 6v gauges) and the other side of the gauge is connected to the sending unit which is basically a variable resistor to ground. The amount of resistance determines the position of the needle. And each gauge type and it's sending unit are calibrated to work together. A melted wired indicates a short through rubbing into something that is grounded or an overload of some sort. If you have ammeter in the cluster it may be the source of your problems if it is wired inline and the wire was undersized oem or old and creating resistance(heat).

There used to be a 2nd gen econoline forum that could probably be more help. A quick search yielded:

But that isn't the one I was thinking of.


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Re: 1971 ford e100

Post by jrdunn96 on Fri May 19, 2017 5:03 am

See if this helps. Wiring
I scanned it but didn't see the guages, but my eyesight ain't what it used to be. It does show the ignition switch and associated wiring. An actual wiring diagram set would help but can be difficut to get your mitts on. Welcome to VV.

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Re: 1971 ford e100

Post by rustybug13 on Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:21 pm

Welcome to Vintage Vans. Those 2nd Gen. Econolines really are super cool.

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