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Old 06-21-2003, 03:32 PM
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Question A good place to buy a new harness for my nova?

can anyone recommend a good place to buy a new or nice used wiring harness for my 73 nova? i am looking for good past experiances. i have shopped around but i dont know what company can best serve me.-justin

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Old 06-21-2003, 07:11 PM
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I would suggest you do what everyone here told me to do :
EZ-Wire

Here's the kit I put in my truck :
EZ-Wire ; 18 Panel / 21 Circuit Harness

You can see pics of the install at my site.

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Old 06-21-2003, 08:41 PM
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As long as you are not a stickler for it being original, I totally agree with Alan. I have installed a couple of these the most recent was in our 57 210 wagon. This gave us the upgrade to the blade style fuses, added emergency flashers (I am running an Ididit column). You also then have two radio wires, one switch and one with constant power. you also have wires for electric windows if you want them in the future, electric locks, the list goes on and on.
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That's one of the things I liked about the kit! Aside from upgrading to blade fuses, it gave me extra fuses/wires for future things ... for example, I dont care for power windows, so I plan on using those wires for power seats.

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Old 06-23-2003, 04:57 PM
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Thanks guys for the quick responses. i will go check out that company and see if it will work for me.

A few questions, does it require any special knowledge, tools, or adapters?

I have a good understanding of electronics, but only have a soldering iron and multimeter. -justin
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Old 06-23-2003, 08:23 PM
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Justin, I am just a dumb accountant and if I can wire a car anyone can as long as they take their time. Get the one with the colored wires it will make it a little easier, plus the wires are marked every few inches. If you have any questions while you are doing it you can email me with question or I am sure that Alan Horvath will also answer any questions that you have.
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Old 06-24-2003, 12:26 AM
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Yup!

I enjoy answering questions about wiring, now!

The kit scared me at first! All them wires!!! It was overwhelming to look at, but you know what? Nothing could be simpler. Like Earl says, the wires are all labled and color coded, so you cant miss.

You'll need a pair of wire strippers, a knife, electrical tape, nippers (cutters), a bunch of red connectors, a bunch of blue connectors, a roll of black grounding wire, some sheet metal screws, a TON of plastic ties and a bunch of plastic split wire loom - 1/4" and 1/2" mostly.

Read the instrctions at least 3 times and consider each and every wire in the kit compared to what's in your ride ... you'll probably want to move some wires from one section to another ... get REAL familiar with what you're doing before you start, and then take your time and have fun!

It made a world of difference in my truck! It runs better and now ... it's safe, too!!!

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The best plain is group your wires, one group will run to the rear of the car, one group will run to the engine conpartment, one group for the dash. and so on. You can use coat hangers to hang your groups on, to keep them off the floor.
The list that Horvath gave is what you'll need. but i'd like to add one more. buy some shrink tubing. (to cover all your connectors that are outside of the car. that will help to keep the water off the bare wires).
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What do you use to heat the shrink tubing?

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Thanks guys...

I have yet to check on this stuff cause I was working on my truck.
( See My 6.2 just dumped seven quarts of oil in the motor section)

I will check up on this all soon. Also, you can use an old blow drier, they are usually hotter. Or some hardware stores will rent/loan heat blower paint strippers. Carfull with those though, they get way too hot easily.-Justin
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Old 06-25-2003, 03:34 AM
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I tried a blow drier ... and didn't like the results at all -- my Bic lighter worked better.

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I use a bic lighter, or a gas soidering gun.
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Old 06-25-2003, 01:56 PM
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Well sorry the blow drier didnt work, always test first!


anyhow, i forgot that i usually use a lighter as well.-justin
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Justin, I have been off for a couple of days it looks as if Alan and Awsum 34 have you lined out. they actually make an electic heat gun just for srink tubing believe it or not. I have used one and it makes a very nice fit without buring the tubing, but most of the time I just use the old bic, seems like I have gotten tons of the things in goodie bags over the years.
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