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I found some uglies while working under my dash this spring. I have thought about having the harness repaired but I'd like to add some modern upgrades like power windows, power locks, cruise control and... ? 

This leads me to replacing the entire harness. It seems like the Painless 28 circuit universal kit is the best balance of price, reputation and quality. I am impressed with the install guide (130+ pages compared to 7 or 8 for some others. I'm not sure I like the GM color codes but at double the price I'm not likely going with the Ford colored harness. 

Has anyone gone this route? I haven't found a detailed description of an install on the site.  

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passengers. [/align]

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I used a Ron Francis Harness and really like it. They will build whatever you want. Check them out or give them a call and tell them what you want to do. Very nice people.

https://www.ronfrancis.com/

That being said we put a Painless in the 70 but we had bought a 50% off coupon from a silent auction at a car show. So price was the deciding factor on that one. It seemed like a nice harness as well.

 

 

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I pulled the trigger on a Painless 28 circuit harness yesterday. I guess I'm in it now. I planned to pull the engine to clean stuff up and re-seal it. That should make stuff a bit more accessible... wish me luck. I'll post more once I get into it. 

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

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Good luck.  While tedious, I have no doubt you can do a great job with it.

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Thanks Jeff, I'm not the strongest at electrical work but I'll likely be better at it when the job is done. Having read the install manual I'm fairly confident I can cut down on random curse words. 

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They will likely flow like a fine wine! LOL! 

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

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Buy some good quality crimpers and strippers (I love good strippers) and a very good soldering iron, they will make your life easier and allow you to turn out a better product.

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2 hours ago, Jeff73Mach1 said:

Buy some good quality crimpers and strippers (I love good strippers) and a very good soldering iron, they will make your life easier and allow you to turn out a better product.

Already on that. I have a real nice crimper and a decent stripper. 

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I prefer the indecent strippers myself

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I started pulling the old harness out over the weekend with the rear section. I am at the point where I'm pulling the harness through the "B" pillar area and there is not enough room to feed the harness through. Is there a connection for the tail harness somewhere underdash or was this assembled after the wires were pulled to the rear? I'd rather not make unnecessary cuts to the original harness.  

[align=left]Jeff T.

 

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I found the plugs. There was a 2 pin and a 4 pin right at the bottom of the "A" pillar. Thanks again! 

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Here's the reason for the new harness (well that and some coming upgrades). I pulled the dash assembly and have all of the main harness out. 

IMG_3119.jpg

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[align=left]Jeff T.

 

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5 hours ago, droptop73 said:

Here's the reason for the new harness (well that and some coming upgrades). I pulled the dash assembly and have all of the main harness out. 

IMG_3119.jpg

Uh, that could have causing some awesome electrical shorts... 

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Yeah... some really nice short shorts... :thumb:

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