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Has anyone installed the Painless wiring kit on their Chevelle? I'm really considering one since they cost about half what it would to use NOS or reproduction wiring harness would, and allow me to to use blade fuses instead of the old glass ones. I emailed them about some info and it looks like the only custom wiring i'll have to do is for the cowl induction and the seat belt buzzer. If anyone has installed one, or just rewired there car any input would be great, thanks.
 

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I got one of those ARC fuse panels for about $40 along with several spools of wire. I wired the entire car from scratch. It wasn't that difficult, but I'm an electrician so it's sort of second nature for me.

Make sure you get the right plug for your steering column harness. I put new wires in my old plug, but that's not easy to do.

All in all I'd say just follow their instructions carefully and you should be fine. Ask if there's tech help available if you need it. If they say no, the instructions cover everything, thank them and go elsewhere.

I used some switches and plugs from Centech. You might want to check them out as well. I really liked dealing with the people there. They were very helpful when I needed the diagram for their wiper switch.

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Have you tried www.wiringharness.com they have factory connectors and will do custom stuff too.

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Chev64 is right. M&H will modify a harness
requirements as required they will add connectore like if you now have added an HEI distributor etc. For under the dash harness look at Muscle Factory it's an M&H harness only a little cheaper.

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Ask then if they have the new instruction packet. When i rewired mine with their 18 circuit harness, the instructions had a few problems in them which made the install a bit more difficult.
If you know your way around electronics though, you shouldnt have a problem

Also, i have heard nothing but good about M&H.

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Well, I put a Painless harness in my 69 SS and I had no wiring experience at all. It wasn't Painless but their tech people helped me through all the problems I had. Part of the problems were of my own making as I was changing a lot of things from stock. 2004 tranny and manual lock up, front brake lock solenoid, Vintage Air A/C, 650 continuous watt sound system, MSD engine controls, electric fuel pump with it's own fuse and remote solenoid, mini starter, one wire 110 amp alternator, etc.

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CJ,

Thanks for the link to Centech. I see that they have Weatherpak connectors. I am looking to buy some in bulk, such as boxes of 10 or so, in various pin numbers. Do you know of any companies that sell in bulk at a reasonable price? Centech seemed kind of pricey, but I haven't really done any comparison shopping.

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Wayne,

I bought a couple of those connectors from them, but I agree that they're a bit pricey.

I got to work with a Detroit Diesel 16V92 in 2000 & 2001, and it had the same connectors for the DDEC wiring (computer, injectors, and sensors). I thought a Detroit Diesel dealer might carry them, but I never followed up on it. Probably pricey there too.

I'm gonna check some electronics supply catalogs. I'll let you know if I find anything.

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Thanks CJ,

I want to use a few of them to replace some connectors on my car and a friend wants me to clean up the wiring on his fuel injected Camaro race car, so I will need some for that job too.

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Sorry, Wayne, it's gonna have to wait a bit longer, bud. We're getting new flooring in the house this week and my wife boxed up all the books from the shelves.

They're laying ceramic tiles tomorrow, grouting friday, and laying carpet either Saturday or Monday. Once the carpet is down, I'll start restocking the bookshelves (every free piece of wall-space in my office is occupied by bookshelves).

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Wayne, here's a link. I don't know if they beat Centech's prices or not, but these don't seem too bad.

Force EFI. Scroll down the page to see the male/female kits.

Also check out their fuel injections systems on the main page! I haven't looked at their pricing yet, but these I like the fact that they'll set up a custom system to fit your manifold.



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Thanks CJ,

I sure do wish that my budget would allow for one of the fuel injection systems. The weatherpak connectors look cheaper than Centech, but still kind of high. There must be a place to buy them in bulk at better prices.

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