Wiring ?

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  1. luke35whelan

    luke35whelan Veteran Member

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    Not sure where this post goes. The wiring in my '72 is shot, along with a lot of other stuff. Rather than screw with the brittle old crap I'd like to replace everything. How painless is the Painless stuff ? I'm not a mechanic but can follow directions (been married 13 years) I'm going with a switch panel and would like a fuse block with plenty of spots for stuff I add in the future, fuel pump, fan, water pump.... How hard is this to do ? Looks like some of the Painless kits come complete with lamp sockets and everything else.

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  2. archemedes

    archemedes Veteran Member

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    I have read a few posts calling them painfull, but it's gotta be better than building your own

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  3. SCOTT CORBETT

    SCOTT CORBETT Veteran Member

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    I run a 72 camaro rs the someone wired up for a switch panel, what a mess and try to trace anything, good luck!!
    This past winter I rewired the hole car, from headlight to taillight. I used a wiring harness from a 1981 camaro. Yeah, I know the taillights are different, 72 has one red lenes for both blinker and brake. The 81 has a red brake and a seperate yellow for turn. Ive figured out how you can switch the harness to work on the 72 with just one modifcation. If your interested let me know and I can get into more details.
     
  4. mblaine1

    mblaine1 Veteran Member

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    Sorry for being late to the party, but I've seen the Painless kit. All the wires are loose - not prewrapped - but each one is marked - printed right on the wire. I decided to go with a set from Factory Fit instead for my '70. It was wrapped just like original with all the correct ends.

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  5. cam80

    cam80 Veteran Member

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    mblaine: how much was the Factory Fit wires? i have the painless kit im about to throw in my 'maro but yeah...its all loose. which i guess could work out to be ok since i plan on running things a little differently through my car. are the wires marked though like the Painless kits?
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  6. mblaine1

    mblaine1 Veteran Member

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    I ordered the Factory Fit set through Classic Industries. You have to order each harness separately - front lights, engine, underdash, etc. Not cheap at around $895, but I thought it was less confusing. Everything fell in place nicely. The harnesses are all pre-wrapped with correct colors and connectors. They are not marked like Painless. But I tagged the old set and matched it up with the new. I also used the Assembly Manual which includes a wiring diagram. You can order that through Classic as well.
     

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