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Old 05-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Wiring harness

Do any of you have any preference in wiring harnesses? I will be buying one for my 68 soon, would like some info first.
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Do any of you have any preference in wiring harnesses? I will be buying one for my 68 soon, would like some info first.
After I spent all that cash on refurbing the under dash and taillight harnesses, along with purchasing all new under hood harnesses, I have decided I am going with the American Auto Wire full harness kit.
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After I spent all that cash on refurbing the under dash and taillight harnesses, along with purchasing all new under hood harnesses, I have decided I am going with the American Auto Wire full harness kit.
I have looked at that kit. Is it complete or do you have to put the connectors on. They make reference to "crimp on connectors" which I wont use.
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I'm going use one of the American Muscle kits from Rebel Wire and probably solder appropriate connectors on the end. But I'm going restomod and want the availability of added circuits.

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I've got the American Auto wire kit. It is a great kit!
Although they are expensive, I would highly recommend getting their two recommended crimping tools to do the job of attaching the connectors to the wires, nothing else even comes close. This is one area that you don't want the hassle of being cheap, you'll pay for the headache later.
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If you already have an OEM harness I would contact Randy at Midlife Harness Restoration. Welcome to Midlife Harness Restorations
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I have looked at that kit. Is it complete or do you have to put the connectors on. They make reference to "crimp on connectors" which I wont use.
There are two AAW specific tools you need to also either buy or rent.
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If you already have an OEM harness I would contact Randy at Midlife Harness Restoration. Welcome to Midlife Harness Restorations
He refurbed them for me. Was gonna see if he would buy them back.
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I've got the American Auto wire kit. It is a great kit!
Although they are expensive, I would highly recommend getting their two recommended crimping tools to do the job of attaching the connectors to the wires, nothing else even comes close. This is one area that you don't want the hassle of being cheap, you'll pay for the headache later.
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You still have your crimping tools and wanna get rid of em eventually.
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Front disc brakes on

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Sorry, but I will be keeping them in my tool box for any future projects.
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I used the Painless kit for my '69 and would do it again if I had to. I think both Painless and American Autowire have many of the same qualities with the wire type and printing on the wire for where it goes. That was a major bonus for a electrical newbie such as myself.
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I prefer OEM style wiring from Alloy Metal. Clips right in with no trimming, crimping, or special tools.
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i just finished installing an american autowire harness in my 66 and its definitely worth the money. your gonna want to rent or buy their crimper tools as well to install it, the pn for the crimpers are, 500523 for the douple crimpers and 500649 for the single crimpers. it was fairly easy to install after much research and whatnot. definitely helps that my dad is an electrical engineer though haha.
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+1 for alloy metal oem when in easily ,easy to follow color on schematic .. also had originals done my midlife although continuity was checked wire insulation was hard and cracked easily not worth it in my humble opinion
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I prefer OEM style wiring from Alloy Metal. Clips right in with no trimming, crimping, or special tools.

How much did it run,....anything about it that you didn't like?
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