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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 10, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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? About AAW wiring harness replacement

I'm thinking of rewiring my 67 RS and am leaning towards the AAW Classic Update wiring kit. I would stay with the Factory Fit system but it's way outside my price range. Plus I like the idea of being able to use the new fuses and having the posibility of upgrading to more electric systems in the future. I have searched the forums but still have some questions. Can someone help me with this?

1- Does it use the factory looking firewall plugs or something different?

2- The reason I ask #1 is because I have an RS with the electric hideaway headlights. Does this kit include the wiring for that too or is that something else that needs to be bought?

3- Can the original style RS headlight wiring be hooked up to it or are there many modifications? Plus how will I know how to hook it up? DO they explain how?

4- Painless offers a nice looking RS headlight harness with new style relays... is it a bad idea to intermix that with the AAW?

5- The AAW kit says it comes with a conversion for a newer (non-serpentine) style alternator. I have an externally regulated alternator currently. Does that mean I'll need to buy a new alternator too?

I would really appreciate everyones help on this. I don't want to end up with Franken-maro with pieces from here and pieces from there.

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Please feel free to PM me with quotes if you think you can help me figure these things out. I'm actively shopping for this wiring harness as of now. If it doesn't work out then I'll be going with the Factory Fit since my car is set up primarily in a stock configuration. So if you're going to quote me for the above system... please also include the Factory Fit harnesses for RS hideaway headlights, Engine compartment, factory A/C and underdash harnesses for stock 327 with no HEI and powerglide auto trans on the floor console.

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Re: ? About AAW wiring harness replacement

yes the Firewall block on the engine compartment side looks factory the block under the dash side doesn't, but it does fit in the factory hole, I talked to Donny at factory fit before about this same thing and the 1967 RS car requires an additional harness kit #500773 about 150 bucks the AAW kit looks like it cost more but you get everything you need new! except the wiper switch and the other kits get you on cheaper price and you don't get all connectors many are exclusive to AAW, and you don't want to use old connectors?

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Re: ? About AAW wiring harness replacement

1- Does it use the factory looking firewall plugs or something different?

It is a bolt in bulkhead with blade style fuses.

2- The reason I ask #1 is because I have an RS with the electric hideaway headlights. Does this kit include the wiring for that too or is that something else that needs to be bought?
will either need to buy the repro front harness or switch to electric headlight motors like DSE or Retro Electro

3- Can the original style RS headlight wiring be hooked up to it or are there many modifications? Plus how will I know how to hook it up? DO they explain how?

is pretty straight forward, but I would do electric motors and ditch the factory stuff.

4- Painless offers a nice looking RS headlight harness with new style relays... is it a bad idea to intermix that with the AAW?

answer to question 3

5- The AAW kit says it comes with a conversion for a newer (non-serpentine) style alternator. I have an externally regulated alternator currently. Does that mean I'll need to buy a new alternator too?

[B]ould do a one wire alternator[/b
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Re: ? About AAW wiring harness replacement

Thanks guys for the info. Monkey, did you do the install of the kit in your car? What did you think of it? Good product I take it?

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We sell quite a few and install a lot of them in our shop. Doing 2 installs right now. Customers in my shop are required to buy the best, we won't mess with any junk. AAW is simply the best.
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Re: ? About AAW wiring harness replacement

Frank look at the original post. Dario has electric motors on his 67 he wants to know if AAW will work with his stock motors.

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Re: ? About AAW wiring harness replacement

I caught that in question 2 and 3 already, he is ordering today but will need the RS harness kit also to run his stock motors.


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2- The reason I ask #1 is because I have an RS with the electric hideaway headlights. Does this kit include the wiring for that too or is that something else that needs to be bought?
will either need to buy the repro front harness or switch to electric headlight motors like DSE or Retro Electro

3- Can the original style RS headlight wiring be hooked up to it or are there many modifications? Plus how will I know how to hook it up? DO they explain how?

is pretty straight forward, but I would do electric motors and ditch the factory stuff.
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Re: ? About AAW wiring harness replacement

Yup,

Frank set me up with a harness today. Thanks Frank! I'm looking forward to the rewire but nervous too. Shouldn't be a big deal for me, just never thought I'd be rewiring a car. I'll have to pick up the RS headlight harness at a later time. Not enough money yet, but I intend to do it. I was going to make repairs to the original harness but it was making me nervous. Works OK now but the fuse box is rusty and many of the wires aren't cracked yet but they are discolored and don't like to be bent. They seem to want to hold their shape after bending. Not a good sign.

I definitely don't want to finish this project and have it burn down around me after I put so much time and effort into it. Several people have PM'ed me and all seem to really like the AAW kit. I'll put in my $0.02 after I'm done with the job. I'm sure it will be fine.

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It's really pretty simple with the interior removed. The hardest part is routing everything and making it look clean when finished

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Re: ? About AAW wiring harness replacement

Just so I know... Do the wires come labeled every few inches like Painless or is it a color coded thing? If it is by color codes, do they follow factory color codes (because I do have the factory manual) or will it come with an installation manual that will guide me through it well?

Oh and Mike- DANG DUDE! That is one SHAWEEEET 67RS in your signature link! I sure hope mine looks like that when I get done. Way to go bro!

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Re: ? About AAW wiring harness replacement

The wire are marked what they are for it is very nice.One of the designers is retired from GM.If you have any questions what so ever dont hesitate to call them they were very patient with me as I am a dummy.I also added a direct wiring kit for the DSE wiper motor which AAW helped me with.Good luck with it and keep us posted....

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The wire are marked what they are for it is very nice.One of the designers is retired from GM.If you have any questions what so ever dont hesitate to call them they were very patient with me as I am a dummy.I also added a direct wiring kit for the DSE wiper motor which AAW helped me with.Good luck with it and keep us posted....
AWESOME! That should be very helpful. Thanks for the info. Good to know I'm getting a good product from a good company.

By the way... awesome ride. Amazing attention to detail. I always loved huge tires in the rear but I bet the tires cost a pretty penny though huh?

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Thanks Dario

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