How is the self test switch wired? Through the power wire? What's a good power source anyhow?
It's all in the article.
I did the same thing. I used a wire with a big fuse connected to battery post on my starter relay for the main power. Then, I used a wire with a small fuse connected to a "power when running" wire for the on wire. For diagnostics, you ground a wire. I think
that the Ford wiper motor has a "hot when on" wire. I think I used that for my wireless remote radar detector. I didn't know about that wire when I did my ABS.
Some V6's had ABS. But, it was an option. So, it was more often on GTs. Also, didn't the V6's have smaller brakes than the GT? If that's the case, then the ABS is programmed for those smaller brakes. The ABS know the max deceleration rate for the brakes on that particular car. ABS will also activate BEFORE the wheel locks ups. In fact, it's suppose to activate BEFORE the wheel locks up. Still, the ABS tries to keep ~3->10% slip at the tire(s). Also, IMHO, if you're braking hard enough to activate the GT ABS, there's a very good chance that a wheel would have locked up.
*I*'ve head very few times where my ABS kicked in before a wheel was going to lock up. But, that's because my ABS will only activate when I go over the typical POS New England roads with out HUGE *SS potholes and I have to brake quickly. Or, in the winter when I drive the car when the roads are "good". By "good", I mean that the roads are clear except for the black ice that is at EVERY stop sign in my neighborhood. Also, black ice is at other places on the road because of road and nearby (often shady) conditions. Also, parking lots just plain suck! The reduction of the use of salt and trying not to throw mega tons of sand on the roadways are some of the reasons for more black ice on New England roads. The sh*tty plowing jobs that have become common is another.
IMHO, driving in New England during the winter without ABS is just plain stupid!
Yea, one wheel hit black ice. So, without ABS, you can keep braking and have the car be steered by the braking, or you can let off the brake and DIE and KILL other people. Hmm, great choices. With ABS, you just keep your foot on the brake and maybe let up a little on the brake. Note: with a *Stang* ABS, the other wheels still get the pressure from brake pedal. But, not all ABS systems are like that when active!