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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 12, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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American Autowire or Painless wiring kit

What do you guys recommend: Americanautowire or Painless wiring kit for a 67 Camaro RS. Keeping in mind you are dealing with an amateurÖ.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 12, 11:27 AM
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Re: Americanautowire or Painless wiring kit

If you want to keep it original looking go with American Autowire. I recently installed a AA dash harness in my '67 and it was an exact replacement.

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AAW all the way! I have used the exact replacement and the upgrade kits.
Plus they are just a phone call away if you have a issue. Very good customer service.
I purchased a painless kit and resold it to buy the AAW kit after looking at the instructions.

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Re: Americanautowire or Painless wiring kit

I had no problem with my Painless harness but you will need to reuse many of your original connectors. If I had to do it over again I would use AAW, but the Painless worked fine for me.


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Re: Americanautowire or Painless wiring kit

From what I saw the Painless harness was anything but. It would be good if you were wiring up an old street rod with modern circuitry and components and each switch and gauge and component was selected for your specific car build.

For our Camaros get AAW or M&H Wiring kit (what I used, it was great) with end connectors already attached.

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Re: Americanautowire or Painless wiring kit

Go with AAW Painless is an PITA


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Re: Americanautowire or Painless wiring kit

It depends on if you want a upgrade kit or factory. I put an entire factory kit from AAW and love it in my 69. The kit plugs in exactly like the factory one , "grille to rear bumper" The kit was about $1000. and worth every penny. I also fell victom to a Painless kit for my 84 tow truck, works fine , but a total pain in the but to instal
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Re: Americanautowire or Painless wiring kit

I used AAW in my Camaro and M&H in the Firebird, both of them were excellent.

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Aaw.

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I used AAW in my Camaro and M&H in the Firebird, both of them were excellent.
X2 on M&H. Very nice work ...

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Re: Americanautowire or Painless wiring kit

Just installed the AAW on my 67 and I would use it again today on another. Get customer service if you have problems. AAW all the way.
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AAW for me !!! Bought the plug and play for the engine and RS lighting and worked great !!
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Re: Americanautowire or Painless wiring kit

Used AAW in my '68. Very happy.

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AAW in my 69

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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 12, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Re: American Autowire or Painless wiring kit

Thank you all.., AAW it is.. I was told I can not use the Classic ($589) kit. Any reason why not????
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