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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 15, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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I want to replace all my wiring in my engine compartment.
I have a 67 Camaro v8, with warning lights, MT, 350. Conv.
I just wanted to know as I look at Ricks Camaro's catalog.
There is "engine harness" # 71981
And Front lighting harness # 72094.
My question is do I need both of these harnesses, or does one of them have all of the wiring.
The description is vague, and does not say what they go to.,
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Re: engine harness

In general terms the two sides become one harness in the GM standard electrical systems of the 1968 model year forward. 67 was the last year of a smaller connector but yes one side just deals with engine connections including idiot light sender connections and the front lighting makes the connections for headlights, turn signals horn etc possible. So you need both.

Consult section UPC 12 starting with A1 on page 155 through A9 on 164 in the 1967 AIM for electrical connection details. 12 B1 starts the coverage of the drives side of the connection - the fuse panel.


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Re: engine harness

Further on what Brian said, the front harnessand engine harness meet at the hot lead on the starter so they're dependent on one another (car won't start with out the front harness energizing the key (through the horn relay for some reason)).

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Good point Wendell.


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Re: engine harness

Have you looked at AAW American Auto Wire. There really good. They make a direct replacement. And also have options for internal and external regulators. Points distributor or hei
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Check out the Painless harnesses.
I just installed their complete harness in my 67. Really nice harness and super easy to install. They have a harness for any/all sections of the car.
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Re: engine harness

not sure what route your taking with the car but just a heads up, I bought a replacement engine harness for my 67 and it was wired to have the alt. on the drivers side. So before getting it all nicey nice and tucked away make sure you can connect to everything where it's located instead of pulling it apart like I did since my alt is on the pass side.
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Re: engine harness

If you are NOT trying to stay stock I would recommend using the updated system on MadElectrical.com. You might be able to buy a kit if you can get through to them. Health problems with the very knowledgeable man who runs the company have made it difficult in the past. I bought sxl wire and connectors and did a vehicle after getting a kit for my 68. Some benefits are brighter headlights (like wow!) especially if you use relays to send full power to the lights, much less load on the main power wire to the dash, easy addition of accessories, etc. You can use your original wires to power the relays for the lights since they will be carrying very little load. Check it out: http://madelectrical.com/electricalt...evymain1.shtml

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My vote is for AAW, American Auto Wire. Great product, great service. Give them all the details on your engine, charging system, gauges and they'll sort you out.

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Re: engine harness

I'm looking at this kit http://rebelwire.com/rebel-wire-prod...at=Wire%20Kits to redo my 67. I think it's better to upgrade then fight a 50 year old (almost) fuse box and wiring.

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Give AAW a call and tell them what you have and what youre doing and theyll take care of you. Good company and really knowledgable folks.

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Re: engine harness

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not sure what route your taking with the car but just a heads up, I bought a replacement engine harness for my 67 and it was wired to have the alt. on the drivers side. So before getting it all nicey nice and tucked away make sure you can connect to everything where it's located instead of pulling it apart like I did since my alt is on the pass side.
My alternator is also on the passenger side, I just bought a harness from Classic Industries. What did you have to do with your harness to make it work

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