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Hi All, I wanted to know what you all think of the painless wireing system? And if you liked it where is the best place to buy it? Thanks...J
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I had one but sold it for a American Autowire kit.It comes with all the plugs where the painless system basically has none.

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What plugs? and where did you get the american kit? does the wire have the placement info on it like painless? how much? sorry lots of ?'s Thanks...J
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the painless kit comes with basicly no electrical connectors
while yes all the wires are labeled you need to cut to legnth, install connectors and make your wiring looms
thats why we returned the one my friend ordered from summit
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I just rewired my car with American Autowire that I bought from Ric's First Gen. While the wires are not marked, it was very easy to install. Plus I had a ASM to follow pictures.
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I agree, the American Autowire kit is very nice. Plan on the engine harness $75, frt light $135, dash $369, rear light $105. They also have the console and other various harness' if needed.

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Thanks Guy's...J
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Just got done installing a "painless" harness. Instructions are poor. Some mislabeling of wires. Few connectors and some of them had wires in the wrong place. Got all the answers if you call, but I don't like to call. Mine turned out ok but a lot of work and time. Get what you pay for.
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call 1-800-854-1280 classic industries or www. classicindustries.com
they also have a tech person there just ask
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We sell lots of American Autowire. No doubt the best.
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Not sure if you've considered it or not, but if you were looking at Painless, you may want to look at American Autowire's Classic Update kits. It's like the Painless, in that it is a modern style fuse block with extra circuits for modern upgrades.

Unlike the Painless, it comes with pretty decent instructions, factory type connections installed wherever possible (for example, the wiring for the neutral safety switch is long and does not have plugs, so it can be used in a manual, column shift auto, or floor shift auto), and it's roughly bound (zip ties, not non-stick tape) and configured to mirror the OE harness. Also, at about $450 for all new wiring front to back, about half what an OE replacement style plug and go system is.

I am finally getting to the wiring in my 69, and I couldn't be happier with the AAW Update harness (well, okay, if Ray and Theresa from AAW came across the river and put it in for me, I'd be happier ). I hung the AAW side by side with the OE, and they match up really well. The Update also has a set of wires for modern accessories like power windows and locks, power seats, electric fuel pumps, electric fans, engine computer, Vintage Air, etc.

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Yes I was not real clear on my previous answer but I used the classic update series on my hot rod I just finished and it came with excellent instructions.I also used American auto wire Factory Fit harnesses from Rick's on my restored convertible and it was all plug and play no instructions needed! I found the update series on E-bay from a guy named Maco Shark I believe and saved some money over buying direct and the one problem I had I called Auto wire and the owner gave me the answers I needed!

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How well would the American Autowire kit work on a modified car? (elec. fan, custom gauge panel, no a/c single wire alt., ect...)


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Thanks Guy's I will go with the american auto wire...J
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Ha ha ha, Eric. Want us to come install it for you?

If you need a catalog (any of you) shoot me an email [email protected] & I'll get one right out for you. (please mention this site if you email me)

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