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Old 01-13-2020, 10:20 PM
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I am looking at wiring harnesses, I think I am leaning toward American Autowire.

So I have been thinking what needs to be connected, here is what I have so far, please let me know if I missed something.

Engine and all engine components

Headlights

Front parking lights

horns

window washer pump motor/wipers

door pins

interior light

dash gauges

radio

heater

ignition

wiper switch

cigarette lighter

light switch

rear lights

license plate light

gas tank

If I am missing something or should add something, please let me know.

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Old 01-14-2020, 09:58 AM
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I installed the American Autowire harness in my '67 bird a few years ago. The wires are well marked and heavier where they need to be. They are also longer so you can re-route & hide them if you want. There are plenty of circuits for all of the factory options & extras for any add-ons. It also comes with all of the factory style (Packard 56) terminals.

When it comes to the Packard 56 connectors, don't bother buying an expensive crimper like the directions recommend. I tried several different crimpers and none of them worked as well as I would have liked so I ended up using crimpers like these.


It takes a little bit longer to crimp a terminal, but you get a better crimp & the terminal wont pull off.

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Ditto on the crimpers. AAW was a great kit. Did my 68 bird. I soldered EVERY connection after crimping.
Also, put relays in for headlights (2), fans (up to 2), fuel pump, etc. Do it now, later gets awful to run new main power.
i ran a heavy gauge main power to several places in the car for powering the high side of the relays.

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Old 01-14-2020, 12:11 PM
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What year/make/model car do you have, and what options does it have (electric windows, a/c, etc.)? If you have a copy of the factory shop manual, it should have a wiring diagram that will show all the different connections required; if it was built between 1957 to 1965 you may be able to find a diagram at the Old Car Manual Project website: http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/m...ing/index.html

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Old 01-14-2020, 12:56 PM
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Thanks guys.

The car is a 67 firebird with a rebuilt 68 -400 motor pushing around 400hp, power steering and power disk brakes. No ac or power windows.

Will do led rear lights and led interior lights. Looking at aftermarket gauge package.

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What year/make/model car do you have, and what options does it have (electric windows, a/c, etc.)? If you have a copy of the factory shop manual, it should have a wiring diagram that will show all the different connections required; if it was built between 1957 to 1965 you may be able to find a diagram at the Old Car Manual Project website: http://www.oldcarmanualproject.com/m...ing/index.html

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