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post #16 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 12:18 PM
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M And H can custom make your harness say if you want to use an MSD....elec fans or mount the alt on the other side its not much more.

Had one done for the underhood harness it was absolutely perfect.

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post #17 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 1:09 PM
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I assume you are referring to a plug and play harness. However even with a plug and play there could be situations that arise such as aftermarket guages, fans, pumps, maybe a security system. Don't know about anyone else but having a set of wire strippers and crimpers may come in handy for those that work on and repair classic cars and certainly would pay for themselves if a vehicle had to be taken to a shop for a simple repair or one alteration. A great set of crumpets plus a good set of strippers can be had for less than $100.00.
If a plug and play wire harness is made for every possible scenario then one is overpaying for the harness.
I know LL will custom make harnesses for aftermarket add on's and Im sure M&H will too. hacking up a new harness is no more safer then hacking up the original one

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post #18 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 2:12 PM
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It really comes down to what your goals are with the wiring project. If factory routing is ok with you, then a plug and play harness will be fine, even with custom add-ons. I wanted all my under hood and front end wiring as hidden as possible so the AAW kit and a little extra work on my end was for me. YMMV
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I know LL will custom make harnesses for aftermarket add on's and Im sure M&H will too. hacking up a new harness is no more safer then hacking up the original one
AAW Classic Update wiring kit is made for custom applications. It has more fused circuits and use the newer blade ATO or whatever they are called style fuse and leaves room for the end user to tailor fit different gauges, power seats, windows, locks,AC or whatever. No Hacking necessary. And it's way better than working with the 50 year old wire and insulation and glass tube fuse.
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I have the interior completely out. Seats,dash clear down to metal to fix somethings. Took hood off along with fenders and doors. Don’t wanna scratch nothing on paint and make things as easy as possible.
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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 8:16 PM
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Im assuming this means you already bought the AAW classic update kit...? Just make sure youre using the correct tools to make proper core wing crimps and you should be fine. I think on my 67 I had to make the square hole for the fuse block slightly larger to fit the new block. Other than that you can make the new harness match the OEM stuff or route the wire differently if you want since the leads are extra long. Just take your time and itll be good.
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Yes it’s the AAW. I appreciate all the advise.
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Newer style fuses are a good thing, more extras the better. Wound up doing the glass ones as "its more original" why that figured into things not sure not like its stock.

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I'm installing an AAW Classic Update harness in my 67.

The quality is very nice.

I do wish there were videos that showed how to correctly crimp the different GM connectors. They may exist but I haven't found them.

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post #27 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 10:28 PM
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I'm installing an AAW Classic Update harness in my 67.

The quality is very nice.

I do wish there were videos that showed how to correctly crimp the different GM connectors. They may exist but I haven't found them.
They used to exist on AAWs website...
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And on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/8u_EkMsioMY
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post #29 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 10:49 PM
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Thanks J, I book-marked that video.

The terminal that had me frustrated is the tiny instrument panel connector pictured below.

If someone can sell an expensive kit that requires crimping, why can't they supply decent instructions ?

Yeah, I like AAW's quality but the directions suck !
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post #30 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 6th, 19, 11:09 PM
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These instructions should have been included. The instrument terminals are essentially the same as far as crimping goes. Assembly is slightly different but illustrated pretty well here:

https://www.americanautowire.com/PDF...20IN%204.0.pdf
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