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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Sep 27th, 07, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Painless Wireing?

I'm rebuilding a 67 Camaro and need to put in all new wiring, in the Classic Industries book I found a complete wiring set called a "painless wiring kit", says it comes with step by step instructions and is very easy to install. Does anyone have any information on how dependable or easy to install this is? I've never done wiring work before, would it be a safe bet if I got the kit and attempted to do it myself?
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Re: Painless Wireing?

I have used and highly recommend American Auto Wire.

http://www.americanautowire.com/Amer...-482-WIRE.html

I would not even consider any other manufacturer for wiring.

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Search 'painless" here. Some think it's okay, some think it's anything but painless. The instructions leave a lot to be desired, and we have seen more than a few folks here trying to get answers for things the directions didn't cover.

Tory is right on. For not a lot more money, you can get an AAW Classic Update kit. It's about $450 and you get top quality wiring for every OE circuit (plus felxibility for extras like electric fuel pump, fan, ECM, power seats and windows, etc.), factory connectors and very detailed, clear instructions. And if you still get hung up, help is a phone call away. I used the Update on my 69, and I couldn't be happier. I had a few things I did wrong, and Donny Bock at AAW set me straight.

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Re: Painless Wireing?

I used a painless kit in mine-- it works well, is well labeled, but I think 'painless' is an overstatement for their company name. It's nothing hard, but expect to have to terminate a lot of the wires yourself at the ends, and little things are not included such as the light bulb holders for the tail-lights. I kind of liked the longer than needed wires though since I could route them where I wanted without coming up short or having loops of wire left.

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AAW kits are $529 retail and come with all the correct end connectors that the Painless one does not. Also much better quality components, more complete, and detailed instructions. We won't use anything else. I sold a Painless kit for a Camaro I had on the shelf and decided not to use because the AAW kits are superior in every way. I have them on sale thru monday 10/1 for $449. You will have to call to get the discount.
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I call them painful.

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Sold the pailess kit I bought after looking over instuctions and bought American Auto Wire!

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100% satisfied with AAW classic update series , quality and cust. service !

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Ditto on the AAW Classic Update Series. I have little or no experience and the instructions are great. Tech service is tops.

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I just did the AAW kit, very easy. Great tech support.

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Wow!
Thank you for taking the time to post such nice things!

I'm here, too, if you need a helping hand during the install. Online, phone, email, on this board...whichever is easiest for you.

Thank you guys again for the kind words!

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I used a 'painless' kit on my 69 pro-touring coupe and my dad's 55 bel air. "PAINLESS MY *** !!" was a very common utterance

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