Wiring harness recommendations

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  1. davidcoyner

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    I'm considering a painless wiring harness for my 72 Dart. Are there better and more cost effective alternative harnesses?
     
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    Try Evans Wiring Harnesses I bought an engine harness for my duster and it was a quality item with all the original plugs. They have many different harness's for your needs
     
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    +1 on Evans. He produces a quality wiring harness and can make whatever reasonable configuration mods you request.

    I do not recommend Painless' stuff.
     
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    I used a Painless harness, it wasn't bad, but didn't have any Mopar connectors on it. Had to reuse the two that to do the steering column. Other than that it was ok, but my plan was to replace everything, so it didn't matter if it interfaced with anything else. Lots of routing and cutting wires.
     
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    evans sucks.. bad crimps all over the place.. i had the issue then found numerous others that had the same issues. they did offer to fix the harness but i didn't trust it so i went a different direction..

    if you want original then go with M&H from year one and i think classic industries sells them too..

    aftermarket i'd go american auto wire or ron francis. those cheaper ones are cheap for a reason.
     
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    I just put a M&H from year one in mine and they are great plug and play. I waited till I had a 30% discount and they were affordable.
     
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      I second the classic update series from American Autowire. We have sold many since its debut back in January and all the customers that I have talked to after installation loved it.

      Wiring Harness


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      straightlinespeed Sometimes I pretend to be normal Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      I used an EZ harness. Sean is there tech guy and although hard to get thru to sometimes, he knows his stuff. No complaints with the harness at all.

      Make sure you lay it out and take your time. I had to add some additional wires for other options I had, but you just lay them in with the harness as you put in in the car.
       
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      I'll need to remember this one.
       
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      So which is it? Are they just inconsistent? I like that the price is palatable and that they use the original style wrap and connectors.

      AbodyJoe has been a great help to me in the past, seems to know his stuff...I hesitate to ignore his advice.
       
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      my evans engine harness and wiper harness had poor crimps all over it.. after putting the new wiper harness in the wipers no longer worked.. found 3 wires that just pulled out of the crimps. fixed those crimps myself and the wipers then worked..

      my engine harness was the same way.. never had an issue with the stock beat up one in it. put the evans one in and it would just shut off going down the road.. found numerous bad crimps in that harness also. wires pretty much fell out of the crimps..

      it almost seemed like maybe the crimp tool they used was old and worn and wouldn't make the crimp properly. i thought it was just a lemon that i had been stuck with.. then i stumbled onto a thread on moparts where a few guys had the same issues..

      if i do it again i'm going with M&H from year one. haven't heard anything bad about them.. a lot more correct too if that matters...



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      I just finished installing a M&H harness in my 67 from Year One. Very happy with the fit, plugs and overall quality!
       
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      We use American Autowire and never had a problem
       
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      me too. but some want the original style..
       
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      I'm not about to say Joe's wrong. All three harnesses I've bought from Evans over the years have been quite good.
       
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      i have friends that have used them with no issues too.. but mine sucked. lol..
       
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