R&C
What's the best way to trace a short? And if my battery goes flat after sitting for a day or two, how can I find out why?

EZ
A draw test works best in these instances. Remove the negative battery cable and clip the negative side of a test light to the negative battery cable, and the positive side of the light to the positive battery terminal. If the light comes on you have a short somewhere. 95 percent of the time it is in the charging system. To determine this, disconnect the alternator and see if the test light goes out. If not then start pulling fuses one by one and conduct a draw test each time, until you find the circuit that has the short.

R&C
Would you recommend crimping or soldering connections?

EZ
It's very much down to the installer's preference. Cold solder is the same as a bad connection, but if you prefer soldering, go ahead. If you want to crimp, ensure you use good quality crimping tools.

R&C
How do I determine the size of battery (measured in Cold Cranking Amps--indicated on the battery itself) I need for my application?

EZ
I'm always of the opinion that bigger is better. The more compression your engine has, the more cold cranking amps it will require to start it. Check what your engine would need in a stock configuration, and use a battery of at least that size.

R&C
You must have a list of important "do's" and "don'ts" especially the latter.

EZ
Don't clean up your harness installation as you go when wiring from scratch. Always check the operation before zip-tying or taping.

Don't wire the engine and start it before finishing the rest of the harness.

Do lay the harness out first to determine the location of components. For example, if you use an electric fuel pump, our kit assumes it'll be mounted in the rear, but some people mount them in the engine compartment.

Do use a notebook to make notes as you go, especially when pulling the old wiring out of your project. Taking pictures can help too.

SOURCE
EZ Wiring
P.O. Box 67
Bunnell
FL  32110