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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 19, 9:46 AM
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Re: wiring harness instalation

To the OP. I would take it to a resto shop if you don't want to do it yourself. In NJ I would recommend Tom Rightler (spelling?) He has a shop in NJ and is very knowledgeable on Chevelles. He is a member here and I'm sure a search would bring up his info.
I believe his user name is. Bluess454.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 19, 11:09 AM
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If you have any tips Iíd greatly appreciate your help Iím only 17 and this is my first one on my 70 as well. Iíve never done this before so the instructions are like a foreign language to me but if you have any advice or tips that would be great. Iím using American Autowire of course


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The advise that the other members have given you so far is spot on, I can't say too much more.
I will say this though, I admire you for taking this on. I don't think I would have taken on a project like this when I was 17. I have confidence that you will do a great job, don't feel bashful about asking questions.
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The advise that the other members have given you so far is spot on, I can't say too much more.

I will say this though, I admire you for taking this on. I don't think I would have taken on a project like this when I was 17. I have confidence that you will do a great job, don't feel bashful about asking questions.

Thanks. Is soldering the connections absolutely necessary?


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Thanks. Is soldering the connections absolutely necessary?


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No but a good set of crimpers is. I recommend the Tool Aid brand with the interchangeable dies.
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moved to electrical

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No but a good set of crimpers is. I recommend the Tool Aid brand with the interchangeable dies.
Can anyone tell us how many types of crimpers we will need ?

I'm also about to install a classic update harness.

I have one crimper for insulated terminals (so far)
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No but a good set of crimpers is. I recommend the Tool Aid brand with the interchangeable dies.
Looks like this is the one ? I saw someone else recommend this too.



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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 19, 7:25 AM
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Re: wiring harness instalation

Yes that's it. However they have one that comes with 4 dies and is a little less. Maybe $15.00 or so.
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 19, 10:01 AM
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Re: wiring harness instalation

When I replaced the engine harness in my GTO I laid it out on the table and with a factory wiring schematic, I traced every connection and labeled it with blue painters tape. Made it super easy to install.

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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 19, 12:19 PM
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Re: wiring harness instalation

Where in Jersey? I'm central, working on a '66.
The instructions on the AAW kit can be slightly overwhelming for a beginner, well, they were for me. I read through them several times, and looked at the car, and then the kit, and then the car, and started. Things have fallen into place so far.
Did you get their crimping set? I balked at the price, but it really does help. Good tools...
Like others, I've had many questions, and their tech support has been great to me. Just one word of caution, plan ahead for what you want to do over the weekend, and call Friday with any questions. If you don't know, don't rush. Wait for Monday and more tech support.

If you are still on the fence, the folks at Blue Sky in Budd Lake have been great to work with. They did my body work, but also handle mechanical/electric repairs as well.
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