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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 00, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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What is the best proceedure for replacing the front and engine wiring harnesses? Mine
have been altered by previous owner and I
would like to replaced them. Are the bulkhead connectors difficult to disconnect?
Who makes the best replacement harnesses?
I wonder if I should upgrade to guages and
tach while I am at it? Same price for wiring
harnesses.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 00, 08:23 AM
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You can replace the entire front harness on first gen cars without too much difficulty. You will have to be creative in routing the plugs through some tight sections, but it should not take too long to do. 1/2 day max if you are carefull and have good ability. Start from the firewall plug and work your way to the front, then to right. It's pretty self-explanatory since it is almost imposible to plug something into the wrong place. The ampmeter will be the only new item to install that will not be on the original harness. This should go to your voltage regulator. Ask your supplier to provide a diagram for proper attachment. To remove the firewall plug you must loosen a bolt that is in the center of the plug on the engine side of the firewall. I believe it is a 3/8" hex head bolt. You will have to pull the engine and light harness together since they interlock. Use some silicone grease on the firewall plug and all other connections when re-installing to reduce corrosion. M&H is a good source for these products and is a sponsor of this website. If you are considering going for factory gauges then go for the correct harness. However, you will lose many features and may cause major damage if you try to run a gauge-type light harness with only warning lights.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 00, 04:16 PM
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Wait one moment!

Although I feel that nothing wrong was intended;

M&H Electrical is NOT a sponsor of this web site! I'd have no problem recommending their products, but "Ground Up Restorations" is our only sponsor.

It may be a silly point if Ground Up is getting their harnesses from M&H, but we should be correct in what is said about who is pitching in money.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 6th, 00, 06:03 PM
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I apologize if I stepped into something, but I could swear that I remember seeing a yellow M&H banner. My apologies.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 9th, 00, 05:33 AM
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CarlC;

Well, it's my turn to apologize! I just noticed that the "Ground Up" banner that occurs where we state sponsorship has a "sub-banner" stating M&H electrical (among other manufacturers).

I totally understand how it could thought that M&H is a sponsor!!!



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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 00, 07:18 AM
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Could you reply with the number for M & H? I need a harness for rs/ss air car.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 00, 01:02 PM
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Matt,

Try this link as well.

firewheelclassics.com/wiring_harnesses.htm

1-800-711-0125

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 00, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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The number for M&H Electric Fabricators, Inc
is 562-926-9552. I called them and they shipped me a Camaro catalog which has every
wiring harness available for Camaros.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 00, 02:55 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>However, you will lose many features and may cause major damage if you try to run a gauge-type light harness with only warning lights.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Could someone elaborate on this?

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 00, 07:05 PM
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Dave,

Check your email. Hopefully it got there.

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