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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 19, 12:26 AM
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Re: Rewiring 1967 Malibu

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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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I have those instructions but they obviously don't show how to crimp those connectors or the tool that is correct to do the crimping !

Pathetic IMHO ! But they have the best wiring harness available

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post #32 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 19, 9:26 AM
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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 !
Yes indeed. Those little buggars are challengeing. That is the only place that I had on entire rewire where I had a crimp fail. They are crimped in same fashion as the others however couple things I realized after experiencing those.

1. Summit Racing sells that strip of terminals (same AAW part) for about $5.00 for when one uses all those supplied in the kit and still has more connections to make.

2. If using crimpers with changeable jaws a smaller die is available

3. I think with those particular terminals perhaps soldering after crimping should be considered.
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post #33 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 19, 9:52 AM
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Re: Rewiring 1967 Malibu

I used the classic update kit from AAW. The hardest part was crimping on all the connectors, which wasn't very hard IMO. No specialty tools required. Overall I didn't find it to be that difficult, but it probably also helped that I had my interior and my gauges/dash removed from the car at the time.

But the color coding of each wire matches the factory wiring, and literally every wire on the AAW harness is labeled. I thought the instructions were just fine too. It's hard to imagine how they could really make it any easier.
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Re: Rewiring 1967 Malibu

My only real AAW complaint for my 70 EC Update kit was that they did not explain what to do with the second flasher relay. Where to plug it in?

The first is clearly marked on the fuse block but not the second one. It hangs off the top left edge of the fuse block and no words or pictures in the instructions explain this. A quick call to the AAW Help Desk solved this problem.

And I'd still buy another AAW kit if I had to.

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post #35 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 19, 11:59 AM
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Re: Rewiring 1967 Malibu

Anyone know where to buy parts like the gauge cluster light sockets, bulkhead terminals, or original fuse box fuse clips? Someone must be making them for companies to be selling original type harnesses. I thought Lectric Limited carried some of that stuff but it looks like they don't anymore.

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Bill, This looks like it will work.
https://www.summitracing.com/oh/parts/pco-5443pt,

Think I have my original fuse box from my 69. If I can find it you can have it.
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Yes indeed. Those little buggars are challengeing. That is the only place that I had on entire rewire where I had a crimp fail. They are crimped in same fashion as the others however couple things I realized after experiencing those.

1. Summit Racing sells that strip of terminals (same AAW part) for about $5.00 for when one uses all those supplied in the kit and still has more connections to make.

2. If using crimpers with changeable jaws a smaller die is available

3. I think with those particular terminals perhaps soldering after crimping should be considered.
Yes, I did solder those after doing a pathetic job trying to crimp them.

If you have a link to a strip of those at Summit, I may need some more.

I am very happy with the AAW Classic update harness. I have my dash out and will repaint it and install new dash bezels as I rewire it.

Since I'm adding ac, the vintage air is also going in under the dash. have to add a center vent for the ac too.

Lots to do !

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Anyone know where to buy parts like the gauge cluster light sockets, bulkhead terminals, or original fuse box fuse clips? Someone must be making them for companies to be selling original type harnesses. I thought Lectric Limited carried some of that stuff but it looks like they don't anymore.
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post #39 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 8th, 19, 6:55 AM
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Here is the link to the instrument terminals. For anyone reading this think Summit sells most of the AAW line.

https://www.summitracing.com/search?...sre-brand-_-ad
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Re: Rewiring 1967 Malibu

I make my own ignition wire from Taylor unfinished ones, their crimping tool works for non-insulated connectors very well. ( I've replaced a few oem ones with genuine GM ones).

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post #41 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 19, 11:39 PM
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Re: Rewiring 1967 Malibu

Im doing a custom harness for my 67, I smoothed the firewall and no longer have the hole for the bulkhead connector, so my wires will be going out threw a grommet behind the fender. I also wanted the cluster to be able to removed independent of the dash harness so I used two connectors to be able to just unplug the cluster and remove it. For all the dash lights Summit sells them, I used the Pico brand for all of them.
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post #42 of 42 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 19, 10:21 PM
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I did the american auto wire complete car kit. I knew nothing about it and was able to do it in about two weeks, when I had time. Their diagram is pretty straight forward and I only had to use 2 or 3 original connectors spliced in just to make my life easier.

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