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The Iceman
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posted 02-04-2002 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alrighty, well I splurged a bit and decided to drop the $400 on a new underdash wiring harness (along with a NEW turn signal switch since my turn signal wires somehow overloaded a week or so ago ), headlight switch, and tailight harness

I did so because of the above mentioned turn signal problem, the brake lights not working again, my fuse box is really (and i mean really falling apart), the splice jobs done by the previous owner, and then the one done by myself, along with my instrument lights not working and some of the wires being a little bit crispy

I figure if one or two problems are starting now, new ones will arise sooner or later -- it IS 37 year old wiring and has been through New England weather with a slightly leaky cowl


any tips/guides/hints etc for switching out the underdash wiring harness of a '65 for a new one????????

I have my wiring diagram and can easily get my hands/eyes to get a good look/feel under the dash, so BASICALLY i have all the necessary info, but it never hurts to have MORE!
thanks a lot, have a good one

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richard bohm
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posted 02-04-2002 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the very first thing to do is lay out the new harness and make sure you dont need any connectors or light sockets. read the directions that came with the harness. next as you take out the old harness mark each wire and socket as to where they came from. then lay out the old harness and compare it with the new one. they should be similar. transfer any connectors and sockets you need to the new harness. mark the new harness like you did the old one and install it. take your time and do the job start to finish with a bare minimum of interuptions. this way you dont have to try and figure out where you were when you stopped.

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Fastymz
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posted 02-05-2002 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well Dan that should help you out alot.Richard,advice sounds very good.


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The Iceman
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posted 02-05-2002 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the answer here and the ones from Stangnet.com are perfect -- exactly what i need

haha im happy that everyone agrees the re-wire is a good idea! (then again, it isnt your money so why would you guys care ANYWAYS hahaha )

have a good one
now ive gotta get used to the 20 degree weather so i can change it this weekend (it HAS to be done this weekend! )

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CrAzY Dan~
1965 Coupe "BeeBop" 200ci Straight "6"~2.77 3-spd w/Hurst Shifter~Pertronix Elec. Ign.~Flamethrower Coil~Flex-Fan~Clifford 6-2 Header~26" Smithys~3" chrome tips~'85 T-Bird TC buckets~'66 guages
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Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv
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posted 02-06-2002 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Iceman:
the answer here and the ones from Stangnet.com are perfect -- exactly what i need

haha im happy that everyone agrees the re-wire is a good idea! (then again, it isnt your money so why would you guys care ANYWAYS hahaha )

have a good one
now ive gotta get used to the 20 degree weather so i can change it this weekend (it HAS to be done this weekend! )




Who cares what you talking about.Every one cares.Or at least I care and, whats Stangit?


SCOOP

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 02-06-2002 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is a {Quote} slightly leaky cowl{/Quote} lol isn't it like being pregant?

I'd say its Fire prevention!

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