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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 05, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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has any one used the painless setup especially for the first gens. how was the installation and the function once in use. the price of the repops scares me and your left with late 60s technology
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 05, 09:56 AM
 
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I've got one I'm getting ready to install. From the drections in the kit and from the factory wiring diagram I don't think it will be too hard. The quality is pretty good. I've heard good and bad things about all of the wiring harness out there but I choose painless because it had everything I needed. I'm going to start installing it this weekend so I'll let you know how it goes after the first day.

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what percentage of the stock connecters are you going to have to use? im also using new gauges so i hope i dont have to use the steering column connectors. ill be looking forward to seeing how yours turns out.
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I'm not sure exactly how many of the stock connectors I'm going to have to use. Just from my rough estimate it will probably be several of them. I'm using the covans classic dash with the Autometer guages with mine and I don't think it will be too bad to hook them up. I'm not sure what guages your using but I think that it wouldn't be too difficult to convert over. The only connecter that I'm worried about is the half moon peice for the steering column. It shouldn't bee too bad though. I plan on setting up a web page with lots of pictures and detail. I can also send you some pictures as I'm doing it. Let me know your email and I'll send you some pictures of any part that you would like to see. Hope this helps you out.

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What year camaro are you going to do. I have done several 69`s. Some with the stock dashs and one with the DSE metal dash.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 05, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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i have a 68 coupe. im going to use the same setup for gauges that your using also. my wiring job is easily 6-9 months away. the body is going on a rottiserie soon. im just thinking ahead a little bit. my email is on the login toolbar by my name.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 05, 05:09 AM
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The half moon piece is relatively easy. The install went pretty easy in my 67. I didn't care much for the connectors on the ignition switch but the tech guys are real friendly if you have a problem.
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I just finished last night putting Radio shack clear LED's in my instrumnet cluster for turn indicators and high beam. I put the 5" Autometer guages in the fdactory bezel. This web site is great for this type of information.

I used the Painless universal kit in my 67. The best thing you can do is lay the kit out on the ground before installing it. Decide how you want to route the wiring. HAVE A GAME PLAN! I read that after the fact and it made it harder on me.
I am running a battery in the truck and a electric fuel pump,fan. So the kit was slightly modified. I think next time it will be twice as easy. If I can help in any way e-mail me.

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I would recommend using a factory rear tail light harness in the back of the car. If you have the original harness from the dash to the tail lights, you can splice the plug on the painless harness. Then the tail light harness will unplug.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 7th, 05, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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couldnt you connect both connectors to the painless stuff so you would have new wiring to the tail lights and you could disconnect. i have also wondered if there late model connectors that could replace the stockers that would accomplish the same thing? i have alot of patients that work in the auto industry here in detroit ill have to ask them about it.
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