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Re: Compatability of the AAW classic update series?
Stephen - to get a specific answer you'll probably need to talk to AAW tech support, who I suspect aren't open until Monday. It's entirely possible that with a continuity meter you could rearrange the connector to work, but while the Classic Update harnesses do mimic a stock Chevy harness, I'm not sure what year or model they are closest to (I would suspect a late '70s car, however, given the internally regulated alternator and spade fuses). For my '67, they're very different from stock powerflow. I asked AAW the same question and this was their answer:
"For the most part, you'll find the Classic Update for your car is not designed to be installed in conjunction with any of the original factory wiring. We recommend removing all of the original factory wiring in order to install the Update. In some cases we actually change powerflow in the kits, so they are not really compatible with original engine and front light harnesses.
One exception would be if you were planning to run original AC...in that case you can use your factory air conditioning harness along with the kit to get that section up an running. You're correct in that the harness will handle the tach, radio and HEI without issue. They are also only designed to support an internally regulated alternator."
1967 RS driver with a 327/210... but now with an M20, HEI, AAW harness w/ halogens and relays, Dakota Digital, Moto-Lita, TMI interior, and a few other toys