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Old 05-10-2003, 06:56 PM
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Post EZ-Wire Kit -- Finished!

Well, I finished doing the EZ-Wire Kit on my truck! It took all of 10 days ... but when I tell you I took my time, double-checked everything and went above and beyond the call of duty, putting ALL wires in loom and tying them securely every 12 inches with plastic ties, you can rest assured I DID!


I also installed a Hurricane AC/Heat/Defrost unit and new Dolphin Gauges with custom dash inserts.

I finished today ... hooked the battery back up ... and reluctantly turned the key -- started the truck up and checked all my work. Not one single mistake anywhere - everything works! Who woulda guessed?

And what a difference! Not only does the truck run better, but I can drive KNOWING my blinkers and brake lights are happening ... I can even see the indicators on the dash now - thanks to the Dolphin dash inserts.

You can see everything via my daily photo diary at the link below my sig.

THANKS everyone - for all your help along the way! This would've been a helluva lot harder without Hotrodders.com!!!

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Old 05-10-2003, 07:33 PM
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Good Job Alan..........I knew you could do it!
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Old 05-10-2003, 08:07 PM
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Thanks, man. What an experience!

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Old 05-11-2003, 03:46 AM
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Congrats Alan, We new all along you could do it. From a grade from 1 to 10 and 10 being tuff. What grade you you give on the install of the kit?

If you had to do it again what would you do different?
Was it as hard as you thought it would be?

The resaon i'm asking this is: If other guys out there are thinking about wiring, they just might read this.
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Old 05-11-2003, 04:11 AM
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nice looking truck,satisfaction of doing something new is rewarding, good job!
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Great Job, didn't know you had the stuff eh? Was the kit instructions complete?
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Old 05-11-2003, 08:09 AM
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Hey, awsum34 : Thanks, bro. On a 1 to 10, I'd give the kit a 1 -- it was easy as pie to do ... all the wires being labeled sure made it a cinch. If I had to do it again ... I think I'd do it all exactly as I did - I really took my time and thought things out before I moved on to each new section. It was easier than I thought it would be ... but more laborious than I imagined - crawling around under the truck was a real *****, and wiring the starter was like diving for pearls!


Hey, zonk : Thanks! It really IS rewarding!!! WAY more than paying someone else to do the job ... plus I KNOW there ain't no one who would've given it the attention and loving care that I did.

Hey, Dutchman : It was a real challenge ... the kit was scary looking -- all them WIRES!!!
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But it got simple once I started digging in. The kit instructions were as complete as they could be - all vehicles not being equal.

Without THIS site and you guys answering questions and giving me all that encouragement and support it would've gone a lot worse -- at least I had pals to turn to when there were questions.

Alan
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i was waiting for you to get done so i could check it out- looks great. it might have taken you 10 days but you also get the sound state of mind knowing you did the job right instead of worrying about it later. thanks for the sight, i need to do one on my 65 and i thought it was going to be about $500 for the kit, what was it $165 thats just slightly lower, maybe i can get it done sooner. thanks alot- keep us posted on new projects.
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Old 05-12-2003, 08:47 AM
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akm : The kit I got was $175 ... that sure makes it do-able, eh?

It was 10 days ... but I had FUN doing it, and the 10 days is as memorable as a vacation - especially with my "daily photo diary" at my site; it's fun to look back at the experience.

Good luck with yours, bro' -- if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

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Great write up and pictures on your home page. I just have a couple of questions.

First is.. I was wondering how the EZ Wire kite matched up to the steering column? I noticed you have a newer caddy unit. I will be installing a tilt tele. unit in my Pinto and wanted to change over the connector.

Second is.. Where did you source the tar wire covering? I will be running all of my wiring insde the car and wanted something other than the plastic covering

Thanks!
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Old 06-17-2003, 02:46 AM
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Hey, Pinto_Guy

Answer #1 - I just flew it over the house with a key on the string during a lightening storm. Oh! You meant the EZ-Wire KIT!

It plugged right into the steering harness -- same as a GM column plug does -- no sweat!

Answer #2 - Chevy Duty ... if you have their catalog, see page 42 : Wire Loom ; 75 cents per foot ... I bought 30 feet of that stuff and used it all!

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Thanks! My Pinto will love you for the info!
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Smile Installing a EZ Wire kit

I am installing a EZ Wire kit in my 66 Chevy Van, have been working on it for two days and I am really impressed with the quality and ease of install
Any tips on hooking up gauges and instrument cluster?
I plan on using original cluster and lighting.
Does EZ wire have a website?
Can you order light kit from them?

I am new to the board....
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Hey Alan,
I've been watching from the sidelines and it sounds like you are pleased-as-punch with the install. You have convinced me that I should seriously consider doing my 37 Ply. I'm in the middle of a few other projects on the buggy now in prep for the "Run to Charlotte" in October. But wiring sounds like a good winter project.
Now that the wires are right, get out and drive that beast!
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