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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 03, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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My 68 coupe was an original 6 banger converted to a small block. The engine harness has been hacked to fit the small block...Will the small block replacement harness plug into the juction box on the firewall without problems? Also the forward lamp harness has been hacked to fit the R/S front end it has now. Will the R/S replacement harness work with same junction box? The headlamps have no motors or relays, so I can imagine I will have some plugs with nothing attached for the time being...
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 03, 06:20 AM
 
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They should, the male plug extending from the firewall is the backside of the fuse block, and that is part of the under dash harness. The underdash harness is determined by, what transmission, column or console shift, guages or warning lights, and the combinations made of those options...so the plug should be the same.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 03, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jerry, thanks for putting my mind at ease! My 68 coupe has a turbo 350 & column shift. No factory guages, with a 283. Do you have any recomendations on who has the best replacement harnesses & if they are labeled as to location?
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I bought mine from classic industries, but they are Factory Fit brand, they were not labeled, I used my manuals schematics, the colors were right on. Do a search on wire harness on here and you should find a few others. I believe Rick's first gen has good prices on harness, they all come from just a couple manufacturers. The advantage to buying direct from the harness company is they will modify them, like remove and replace the resistor wire in the engine harness so you can run aftermarket or hei distributor and not have to mess with the harness yourself.
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Hey there,

I had other issues with my 67 but when I replaced the harness with a Factory Fit from Rick's, I was amazed that everything fit perfect. Yes, you'll benefit from a diagram for your 68 (get an assembly manual.) I ended up replacing every piece of wire I could get my hands on and I have no issues at all.

Another post had the diagram:
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If you are keeping the R/S stuff then get the correct harness for it. You'll be glad you did. The fuse block shouldn't be an issue . [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 03, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jerry & Timo, thanks for all the info & advise! If I run into any snags I wont hesitate to ask!
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 03, 02:14 AM
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68's use vacuum to operate the RS headlights, so the harness will not have wiring for electric headlight motors.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 03, 04:35 PM
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I did a real similar wiring job recently...I went with "D & R", But their vendor is M & H electrical. Every wire and clip fit perfectly, and surprisingly they were the cheapest I had found... Good luck with the wiring! It only looks intimidating. Just remember to go slow, and as you remove one wire from the old harness, replace with the same new wire...

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 03, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Dan, do you have a link for D&R or M&H?Unfornunatley my car is gutted from the dash forward. Although I did mark the old harness as to their location. The old harness has been spliced together with non color matching wires. Needless to say it`s a mess!
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