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New wire harness (Read 695 times)
Apr 22nd, 2016 at 11:17pm

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I'm contemplating keeping my old wiring harness or purchasing a new complete set. Anyone have input on a good company with a quality harness for the complete car on the C3s, engine bay, interior, rear end? My wires are original and have a few issues.....like my trust and confidence  Huh Undecided thanks!
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Reply #1 - Apr 23rd, 2016 at 5:25am

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I had serious wiring problems & buba fixes with my 68. So after the main harness caught on fire in the engine compartment I decided repair was not an option. I ripped out the entire wiring harness from the passenger compartment forward...every wire. I fabed a good ground plate & installed below the windshield on the drivers side. I ran 2 #10g wires to the frame in different locations from the ground plate. I purchased a complete harness from http://www.ronfrancis.com/
Every wire is marked so it's a no brainier..just takes time. I soldered every connection & used heat shrink. Purchased a good soldering iron & heat gun which really saves time..hair driers are to slow. I hide most of the wires in the engine compartment & rerouted them under the dash.  I now feel very confident in this car now. It's got lots of speakers, a amp, air, 160w alt & no more electrical problems. Took me around 80 hours to complete the job, but well worth effort. Even have 4 HID head lights that are blinding at night Cool
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Reply #2 - Apr 23rd, 2016 at 10:43am

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Thanks Alan, I'll take a look. If the original harness/wires are up to the task I'll keep and use them. I just want to make sure it's safe and reliable. Just thinking about the electrical system on a car makes me breakout in a cold sweat Shocked have no desire to deal with this twice.
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Reply #3 - Apr 23rd, 2016 at 1:02pm

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What ever you decide remember it's just one wire at a time.  I didn't rewire the rear wiring because there was nothing wrong there. Just spliced the new wires in.  Plan real careful where you want the fuse panel to be located because it has to be assailable & lots of wires will connect to it. Mines under the front drivers dash & I can pull it down to get to it.
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