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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 11, 5:24 AM Thread Starter
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Which wire system?

I'm building a 69 Chevelle and don't know which wire setup to use to rewire the car, I was going to use Painless but have been told that Autowire is better.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 11, 8:18 AM
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Re: Which wire system?

If you do a search of the forums, you will probably find most people didn't think the Painless was so painless, and I don't think I have seen anyone have anything bad to say about American Autowire.

And an American Autowire engineer is a member of our forums.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 11, 11:22 AM
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Re: Which wire system?

ron francis is another company wiring right now with it
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 11, 12:48 PM
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Re: Which wire system?

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I'm building a 69 Chevelle and don't know which wire setup to use to rewire the car, I was going to use Painless but have been told that Autowire is better.

Help Please,
Walt
Painless, Ron Francis, and our products are all good quality products. The thing you need to decide, is what the project is all about. If it is mostly or all original, our Factory Fit harnesses are the only way to go. Every connector, lamp socket and clip is installed onto the harness and they are completely built and taped. It is a true "plug and play" experience. If you have an HEI distributor or Internally regulated alternator, those mods are no problem. These harnesses cost a bit more as we have done all the work for you. You simply route it and plug it in.

If your car is a highly modified one, now we need to start talking about the other products mentioned early on. The main difference with our Classic Update and the Painless or Ron Francis unit is the completeness of the products. Our Classic Update kits are engineered for YOUR vehicle, period. Most every connector, lamp socket, and even several switches are included. Basically, you do almost no "cutting and splicing" at all. That is the goal with a Classic Update kit. With the Painless or Francis kit, you will cut and splice 40-80 wires throughout the installation as you get no sockets, connectors, or alike. What you end up having to do is to cut and splice your 40+ year old connectors, pigtails, and lamp sockets (most of which are no good at this point anyway) onto your nice new harness which is very counter productive. Plus, you still get no switches with the other products.

I hope this helps you decide what is the best course of action for your car. If you need to speak with me about details, I will be happy to answer any particular questions you might have. I will be in the office today, and then not again until next Monday as I will be attending a show in Detroit this weekend.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 11, 6:25 PM
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Re: Which wire system?

AAW is good. Proven here many times.

Before I knew about AAW I bought new front and engines harness for my 70, they were near perfect.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 13th, 13, 1:20 AM
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Re: Which wire system?

I just bought a Francis system. I think it is overpriced from what I have seen of it so far.

I agree. If you want something to look original or close to it, the Ron Francis system is FAR from it. I don't think they are going for that though.

My wife says size doesn't matter. But I say 454 cubic inches is about average.

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