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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 18, 07:46 AM Thread Starter
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Wiring Harness grade

Hi folks, I plan on painting (After13years) my car in about a month. I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row so I'm not sitting around waiting for stuff when re-assembly comes around. I need to upgrade my harness. I have a 67 small block 350/4speed with HEI. No other upgrades. Now for the electrically illiterate, what is the easiest aftermarket harness to install? any tips and or advise would be great.

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Re: Wiring Harness grade

I have the American Autowire Classic Update harness, I was quite impressed with it. Pretty complete, and all the wires are printed with their function. Modern blade style fuse block, which is nice.

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Re: Wiring Harness grade

For a stock car I would not do a classic update. I would install the stock replacement harnesses from AAW. It is just plug and play aside from a small change for your HEI. Much less effort and less hassle for the electrically illiterate.

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I didn't see a stock replacement on AAW website. Only the Classic Update.
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I didn't see a stock replacement on AAW website. Only the Classic Update.
They are listed here. It takes several harnesses to completely rewire the stock configuration.

https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...ARO&action=add

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Re: Wiring Harness grade

Look up factory fit on their website, as far as I can see there is no complete factory fit, just individual harnesses.

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The original style is easier to install as you donít need to install all the connectors. The classic is better if you want to add things like power windows.

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Yes there is not one original kit. It has to be pieced together like the factory. That said you can get the original harness upgraded for a HEI and newer altinator if you desire. True plug and play .

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Re: Wiring Harness grade

Don is right about not using the classic upgrade for stock. It does not have a 67 fuse block.

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From the reviews I read the classic update isn't hard to install. And the people weren't "electricians" LOL

I bought one for a 67 Chevelle but haven't installed it yet so I can't endorse it.

I like that it uses modern fuses. Does the stock replacement harness still use round glass fuses?
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From the reviews I read the classic update isn't hard to install. And the people weren't "electricians" LOL

I bought one for a 67 Chevelle but haven't installed it yet so I can't endorse it.

I like that it uses modern fuses. Does the stock replacement harness still use round glass fuses?
Thatís right it is not difficult but the OP says he is electrically illiterate in which case the factory fit makes more sense. The classic update juice isnít worth the squeeze for a stock car being assembled by someone uncomfortable with wiring.

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Yes still uses glass round fuses.

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Thatís right it is not difficult but the OP says he is electrically illiterate in which case the factory fit makes more sense. The classic update juice isnít worth the squeeze for a stock car being assembled by someone uncomfortable with wiring.

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X2 A fair amount of cutting and crimping with the Classic Update. I have a good Ratchet Crimper and have installed lots of harnesses and re-wires.

I like doing wiring though so way easy for me.

That said add to the Update cost if you have to buy/rent tools

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Re: Wiring Harness grade

The tools are pricey but once you have used them and the packard style connectors its kind of a hurdle to get over when you find youself having to use the typical hardware.

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