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Old 03-19-2011, 10:48 AM
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57 Chevy Wiring Harness

I'm replacing the wiring harness on a 57 Belair. So far I think American Auto Wire looks like the best one for this application. What do you guys think? Also who has the best price? It includes switches, and looks like it just plugs in with no splicing.

http://shop.americanautowire.com/cla...1957chevy.aspx

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Old 03-19-2011, 12:18 PM
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if your not stock look at ez wire
best bang for the buck in my opinion.
i used ez wire 21 circuit for my 58 truck
w/ pw, ac, pseat and remote everything
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Is the EZ Wiring a plug in made for a 57? I really don't want to splice in connectors, and light sockets.
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There's a sticky on this....lots of advice and opinions
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I used AA on my 55 chevy and it was fairly easy. The thing I liked the most is they give you the option to wire to original or modern or a combination.The thing I didn't like the fuse box on the 55 uses one of the hinge bolts to put it on the firewall. If your hood is on and aligned it's no problem but if you wire first then put your hood on it is a pain to adjust.
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The AAW Classic Update kit is almost plug and play.

Just a few wiring terminals to crimp.

Most of the dash will have the right connectors, taillights will have the right connectors.

You will have to terminate the headlights tho.

The kit has a bulkhead disconnect that lets you work on sections at a time without having all of the wiring for the car to contend with.

I have the Classic Update kit for my 66 Elky.
Mounted the fusebox and wired the rear lights and gas gage
tied the harness to the firewall and only had to make the radio connection.
then installed the prewired gages and dash assy. (gotta love those cars with a removable dash)----plugged the instrument cluster into the connector in the main harness and the inside was done.

The under hood stuff may take a bit more time, but again, just a few wires to terminate and you are done.


I have modified mine a bit, and added headlight relays, fan relays and a couple of battery busses to keep excess wiring from the battery.
(fans, aftermarket AC, headlight relays require direct battery power)

Instructions are GREAT, and in color
Tech support is also fantastic.
One of the AAW techs is a regular poster on a couple of boards I am on, and will even answer questions on a weekend----mostly within a couple of hours.
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There's a sticky on this....lots of advice and opinions
I know I saw that but I wanted to know just about AAW. There's too many pages to read to find my answer. It's for a customer, and I don't want to waste a lot of time. Either they pay for more labor or more for the harness. I don't want to be pulling my hair out. I have lots more to do to it.

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Thanks Bryan That's exactly what I wanted to know. Now who has the best prices. I saw AAW for a 57 Chevy Belair in E-bay for 486 including shipping, and no California tax. That the best deal I found so far.
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It's all good
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Thanks Bryan That's exactly what I wanted to know. Now who has the best prices. I saw AAW for a 57 Chevy Belair in E-bay for 486 including shipping, and no California tax. That the best deal I found so far.
Bought mine from MuscleRodz (I think that is who I got it from)
Less pricey than direct from AAW, but everything I ordered was drop-shipped
from AAW
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Thanks again, but they are still more than the one on e-bay with shipping.
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