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Old 11-27-2010, 05:12 AM
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Awsome dash, I'd contact the manufacturer of your choice and tell what guages you have and the other requirements etc..... and get a custom harness

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i think most any of the namebrand kits are very similar with some small differences.
i choose painless because i found it on sale and they also had a cash rebate at that time.
but its a matter of shopping around, deciding for yourself what brand is best for you.
the most important thing, is get a couple of extra circuits more than you need
because there is always something you forgot or will add later
if you dont use them right away, its ok
it doesnt cost much more and you will have them for later

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Someone out there should have a "Stand Alone" harness for the engine.
Pretty sure Painless does this.
As for the rest of the car---for what you are using it for---it appears that you
could probably use a 12 circuit kit and be over wired.

What do you have in the car??? A stereo??
I don't see PW, PL, Cruise, AC.

With the stand alone engine kit, you should be able to hide a lot of the engine computer wiring in one of the front fenders (late 80s dodge truck), in front of the tire.

I think all you would need is a lead to the battery, and a lead tapped into an ignition tap or circuit in the car.

Those stand alone kits can be pricey tho----I thought I saw near $600
Add that to the $3-400 ish price for a new wire harness for the car/chassis
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Those stand alone kits can be pricey tho----I thought I saw near $600
Add that to the $3-400 ish price for a new wire harness for the car/chassis


He can buy a 21 circuits kit for under $200.00 and will do the whole car..I would get the 21 because if you ever want to add DL,PW, are anything later you can..


The stand alone's are for when you want to go to a LT1,or LS motor.. He wants to take out the LT1 and go to a carb motor..
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He can buy a 21 circuits kit for under $200.00 and will do the whole car..I would get the 21 because if you ever want to add DL,PW, are anything later you can..


The stand alone's are for when you want to go to a LT1,or LS motor.. He wants to take out the LT1 and go to a carb motor..
Actually I just found out from the previous owner that the car already has the Painless LT1 engine harness and the painless chassis wiring harness for that model..


I think Im gonna leave it alone and beef up the LT1, cause it seems like ALOT of nonsense to go back in technology..

Thanks for all the help..
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I think Im gonna leave it alone and beef up the LT1, cause it seems like ALOT of nonsense to go back in technology..

Thanks for all the help..

Its all in what you want..Good luck..
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Its all in what you want..Good luck..
well everything works fine now, its just a bit under powered for my taste. I had a nice carburated motor sitting in my garage that makes about 125 more hp than the LT1. But then looking at all the expense involved in removing the LT1 and setting it up for a carb motor, it seems I can achieve what I want for less on the LT1.
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Ok here is the deal,Im thinking of removing the LT1 engine out of the Comet and putting in a carburated 355. The previous owner installed the entire wiring harness from a 93-94 Camaro along with the engine and ECU, and the problem I have is that the wiring is a true mess under the dash....I was thinking of stripping everything out and putting in a universal Painless wiring harness to power the basics in the car, so at least I have a clue what goes to what if something goes wrong electrical. Pretty much all I need are the basics. Anyone have any experience wiring up this type of stuff? How much of a pain in the *** is it??

By basic I mean lights,horn,brakelights,fuel pump,fan,and engine.
If your going to use a Fuel Injection harness Dont use the Painless system, over priced and not the better choice. I would go to Jims Performance in Maryland. He specializes in GM Fuel Injection wiring harnesses. If your looking for really good quality at half the price of Painless go to ez wire harness at 179.00 twice the quality of pain in the ***, i meant painless.
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Ok here is the deal,Im thinking of removing the LT1 engine out of the Comet and putting in a carburated 355. The previous owner installed the entire trailer wiring harness from a 93-94 Camaro along with the engine and ECU, and the problem I have is that the wiring is a true mess under the dash....I was thinking of stripping everything out and putting in a universal Painless wiring harness to power the basics in the car, so at least I have a clue what goes to what if something goes wrong electrical. Pretty much all I need are the basics. Anyone have any experience wiring up this type of stuff? How much of a pain in the *** is it??

By basic I mean lights,horn,brakelights,fuel pump,fan,and engine.
A friend has used several Painless kits on the restorations of Datsun Roadsters with late model SR20 engines. The wiring is REALLY nice and easy to work with.

They are a GREAT product! They are stand alone harnesses too...
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Guys, OP has stated he already has a painless installed and he's leaving the LT-1 in.......jeeez
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