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Old 11-10-2007, 08:36 PM
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Summit Wiring Harness

Has anyone used the Summit Racing Universal Wiring Harness? I have a 1963 Galaxie I am restoring and I am trying to decide if this is worth buying.

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Old 11-11-2007, 02:21 AM
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I have used the summit harness, and it was great! I've used a painless kit in the past, it was a nightmare. The summit harness had easy to understand instructions, labeled wires,it was cheaper,and there tech support was great.Its the only harness I'll ever use again!
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:12 AM
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cheech, how is the quality of the crimps, fuse block, and wire itself. I have been looking at the Summit kit also.
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The kit I used had the mini fuses, so the block was small and could be mounted anywhere, the wires were secure and plenty long. The wires had the destination printed all the way down the wire,the Painless harness I used just had a label taped to the end, so after you fed it through a few grommets, you ended up with a bunch of unmarked wires.The Summitt kit is the way to go.It had a lot of wires that Painless didn't,dome light,lighter,alarm,glove box light,air cond.,third brake light.I used the kit to rewire a 61 chevy apache truck for a friend, It came out sweet.Everything worked and looked great.It was half the price, and Summitt gets it there overnight!
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Thanks for the info. I think I am going to go with the Summit Harness.
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That does sound good!! Thanks cheech.

aguilar102, if you do use the Summit kit would you please post your thoughts on it? I am likely a year or so from installing a wiring harness so you will likely get it done first!
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:29 PM
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This looks exactly the same as the EZ mini kit. I bet it is the same kit but Summit put it's name on it. It is even cheaper through EZ wiring.
http://www.ezwiring.com/
I bought the EZ kit awhile ago and never installed it because it just seems like it's not good quality, especially the fuse block, real cheap plastic. I bought the American Autowire Highway 15 instead and really like this kit.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:14 AM
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tbirdrick, I talked with a local street rod builder and he is an EZ Wire dealer. He uses them on any of his builds that need a wire harness. How long ago did you purchase? I wonder if they have improved. I will have to go get a "hands-on" look at one of their new harness kits.
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:40 AM
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About a year ago. I'm not saying they are junk, I'm just saying I don't like the quality of the fuse block. It just seems to be real cheap. Compare that fuse block with the American Autowire block and you will see. Also, the kit is not as complete as other ones. Again, you get what you pay for.
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About 2 years ago I wired a1948 ford p/u,I uses the EZ wire and was happy with it and so far no problems.It also is well marked,has long wires and all the extras like P/W ,P/DL ,P/ANT,electric fuel pump,electric fan,etc.
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