All this is great stuff. But what about the kit's ability to handle all the cool stuff we like in a modified car. We tested this by laying out requirements for installing the kit in a '57 car to be equipped with A/C, a Dakota Digital dash cluster, and RAINGEAR(r) under dash wiper system. Added to this was our desire for future addition of power windows, power seats, cruise control, and an electric fuel pump. We did not think this wish list was too much to ask. Filling this bill turned out to be an easy task as provisions for all these requirements are designed into the kit.
The first step in installation was to become familiar with the installation instructions. The "cook book" approach covers installation of the kit in four major groups: under dash, rear body, instrument cluster, and front light and engine wiring. Full schematics are included for the entire car as well as specific installation instructions for each of the four major groups. We removed the seats as this will save considerable time in wiring the body. Other than putting our bodies in those uncomfortable under dash positions, the installation went exactly as shown in the instructions. We now have a high-power electrical system that incorporates modern safety features and expandable power capability for the future.