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pjbizjak

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wiring harnesses
« on: July 13, 2018, 01:42:56 AM »
Any recomendations for replacement wiring harnesses?

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Re: wiring harnesses
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 03:04:49 AM »
For a factory-style harness, I went with AAW Factory Fit and bought everything for the car when they had a 15% off sale. Car's not finished so I haven't run everything yet, but it's the closest I could find to what remained of the original wiring. Some have noted minor inaccuracies for Judged events, such as incorrect color connectors in one area, but nothing major IMO. Also check out Lectric Limited, no personal experience of them but know some owners who highly rate their harnesses.
If you don't need an original-style harness, then AAW offer the Classic Update kit that uses modern blade fuses, and Painless also offers a similar product. These are good if you want to upgrade to modern accessories.
FWIW, I watched a recent episode of Finnegan's Garage on YouTube where he completely rewired a '69 Firebird with a Painless update kit.
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Re: wiring harnesses
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 04:33:00 AM »
I removed all of the plastic plugs from the original harness threw them in the dishwasher baskets and then changed out the plugs on the repro harness.
You can make a Packard removal tool pretty easily using a 3-4 inch long piece of stainless tig rod, hammer it flat then file the edges until it will slip in the slot on the front of the packard plugs. Push the wire forward in the plug, insert the tool and pull the wire out the back
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Re: wiring harnesses
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 01:50:56 PM »
I re-did my car with American Autowire 'Factory Fit' harnesses... I would highly recommend them.
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Re: wiring harnesses
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2018, 05:27:15 PM »
Also a great tool for removing the clips out of connectors is the steel edge on a wooden ruler.  Just pull it out and it's the perfect size.
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Re: wiring harnesses
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 07:18:09 PM »
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Lisle 14900 Wire Terminal Tool and Trouble Code Tool

Correct tool for the job.

Cheap and avail at the tool table at any swap meet

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