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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-30-2019, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring Harness

Good Evening,

I have a 66 that has several alterations made to the wiring harness by past owners. I have spent quite bit of time running the wires to no avail in some cases, I have decided to R&R the harness. I have been considering the following products:

- Painless https://www.painlessperformance.com/...pala&sb1=Go%21

- Autowire. https://www.jegs.com/i/American+Auto...SABEgJHw_D_BwE

Any reviews or recommendations?

Additionally is there a schema or checklist available on where to start and what the best approach is to undertake this exchange.

Any help is appreciated Thanks

John
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-01-2019, 12:06 AM
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I used American Autowire on my 64. I have been pleased with it. Support is good if you have questions.

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American Auto Wire only way to go and Donny who is a distributor is also a member here and full size car enthusiast and always happy to assist.

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I rewired my chevelle with AAW kit, great tech support and customer service. for best price buy from Matt's classic bowties
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Additional for American Auto Wire. I've dealt with them direct and through vendors. They know their stuff.

I've replaced everything in my car with their harnesses except the intermediate harness.

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I should add, I was surprised how easy it was to install all new wiring. I thought it would be a huge job, but everything just kinda fits in place.

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Do you know if AAW is selling just the fusebox on its own? I plan on doing some custom things and the whole wiring kit would be a bit wasteful I think.
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Do you know if AAW is selling just the fusebox on its own? I plan on doing some custom things and the whole wiring kit would be a bit wasteful I think.
You can find fuse blocks at summit racing or ebay. Figure out how many circuits and go from there. When I was wiring my Cutlass I added a 6 gang box for El. fans, fuel pump, radio, LED headlights and fans controller. I also added relays for each of those components.
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You can find fuse blocks at summit racing or ebay. Figure out how many circuits and go from there. When I was wiring my Cutlass I added a 6 gang box for El. fans, fuel pump, radio, LED headlights and fans controller. I also added relays for each of those components.
I was hoping to get a fuse block with an integrated bulkhead connector, the AAW is the only one I have found so far. Would be great to find a drop in replacement that fits the firewall.

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