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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 09, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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Should I replace the factory harness or not.

Been looking over the wires to my harness for a little while now. Other than a couple of connectors needing replaced and it being tangled to *bleep*. Over all its not in bad shape. Other than a new radio and your basic aftermarket gauges(oil,temp,tach) the car will never have anything else added to it, it has no power anything and only a heater no A/C. Think I'd be alright brushing up the fuze box, replace the connectors that are worn, and untagling the wires a little while adding tape and/or some heat sheild to'em?????
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Re: Should I replace the factory harness or not.

I would just get a new harness and replace all that 40 year old wiring.
It will probably save you some trouble later on.

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Re: Should I replace the factory harness or not.

I have been unwrapping and restoring all my harnesses. I am glad I did. The underdash and engine comp ones were beat up and had bare wires showing. luckily I had extra harnesses and was able to cut and splice the correct wires back in to correct it. If you dont have spares, you should buy new.

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Re: Should I replace the factory harness or not.

Also if you utilize headlight relays that takes a load off of your main power up wire to fuse block, check www.madelectrical.com he has some good write ups and ways to improve power distribution. You should really pay attention to your engine harness by the horn relay and the wires and fusible links, battery junction block on the radiator support those are really potential trouble spots. good luck and work safe!

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Re: Should I replace the factory harness or not.

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I would just get a new harness and replace all that 40 year old wiring.
It will probably save you some trouble later on.
Take this guys advise. My high and low beam button on the floor was loose and it almost cost my whole car with new engine to go up in flames. I took it in and had to do lots of wiring repairs because of what it burned out and it cost me $670.00 dollars. I'd do it all new.


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Re: Should I replace the factory harness or not.

I'm just gonna replace it for a new one, but which one Painless or Classic update???? they both look about the same but which one is the better quality, leaning more towards the Classic update. What yall think? http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PRF-20101/ http://www.route66supply.com/store/page114.html
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Re: Should I replace the factory harness or not.

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I'm just gonna replace it for a new one, but which one Painless or Classic update???? they both look about the same but which one is the better quality, leaning more towards the Classic update. What yall think? http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PRF-20101/ http://www.route66supply.com/store/page114.html
Check out M&H Electric Fabricators, www.wiringharness.com.

They really make exact replacement harnesses.
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Re: Should I replace the factory harness or not.

My wiring came to me in a ball. I also purchased another ball of wires off ebay. Between the 2 harnesses I was able to peice together one good one. Its not impossible but you have to inspect what you have and fix whats damaged. I also purchased a wiring diagram from ebay. I think you can still get it for free here on TC but you cant print the free version.


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