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Old 01-05-2005, 05:15 PM
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I have been gone for a little while and just saw this thread, I have installed both the Ron Francis and the ez wire. When I put in the Ron Francis I had a problem and when I asked them for help I was basically told to read the direction they did not have the time to help idiots, will never use another nor recommend one of their kits. The ez wire is simple I have installed or helped to install around a half dozen, just follow the directions and can not go wrong.

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Ok so I have narrowed my choice to the snap it, centech, Ron Francis, painless, american autowire, ezwiring, haywire, hotrodwires, or the summit brand

It seems basically everyone is happy with every harness (short of EBlack36's issues which we don't know if they are quality issues or ?) so why would I pay $500 for a harness when I can get one for $150?

Out of all the things I have bought for some reason this has been the toughest decision!!

I think this thread should be a sticky - for a hot rod forum in an electrical section knowing what harness worked best is pretty important

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. . . . so why would I pay $500 for a harness when I can get one for $150?
That's the question you need to answer for yourself. That is why I usually go EZ - can't beat the value.
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ok, so if I stick with EZ which would you reccomend? I run a bunch of aftermarket lights (two sets), electric fuel pump, cb, EFI motor, etc..

I currently have a separate fuse block with relays and switches for all my accessories - I imagine I'll do the same but it would be nice if there was a + run and + always for the EFI motor and a + run for the fuel pump though..

EZ 21- $165
EZ 12 - $155
Mini 20 - $160
Mini 12 - $160
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For the price difference, I always go with the 21 circuit harness and just roll up and zip tie the unused circuits. Then when I add a widget, I have a circuit already there to hook to. For example, I used the auto door lock wire for the power seat in my '53 Chevy pickup 'cause I don't have the former but do have the latter.

There are lots of 'run only' and 'all time' circuits there to play with.

Also, go to Horvath's '54 pickup website and read his treatise on the use of lots of relays in various high power circuits. Makes a lot of sense.
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here are some links FYI

http://www.hotrodwires.com/18Circuit.html

http://store.summitracing.com/defaul...versal+harness

http://store.summitracing.com/defaul...versal+harness

http://www.centechwire.com/catalog/universal/gv16.shtml
http://www.centechwire.com/catalog/universal/gv18.shtml

http://www.americanautowire.com/Products/PP16.htm

http://www.ronfrancis.com/

http://ezwiring.com/ http://www.ezwiring.com/twentyone.htm
http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/...5_0310_rewire/
http://www.alanhorvath.com/54chevy/ezwire_day1.php

http://www.painlessperformance.com/
http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/howto/131_0309_bron/

http://www.itsasnapwireandcable.com/new_page_6.htm

http://haywireinc.com/Merchant2/merc...tegory_Code=WH


Forum Links:

http://hotrodders.com/t55215-15--painless--1.html
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=287779

Other electrical goodies..

http://www.clparts.com/aprodpages/awiring.html

http://www.roadsters.com/interior/

http://www.autorewire.com/

http://www.hotrodshow.com/archives/wiring1.shtml

Time to compare..

Harnesses with LABELED WIRES (this is a must to me)

Haywire - $399 for the 21 circuit
Centech $269 for 21 circuit
American Auto Wire - $389 for ?
EZ wire - $165 for 21 circuits
Painless - $376 for 18 circuits

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are there any that are car-specific, such as for a 1966 nova with a v-8? i kinda am planning to sorta "restore" my nova

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I think they prepare your wiring kit according to your make and model so the wires are all the proper lengths, etc.

Here's the link to my EZ-Wire Install

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Just a heads up here, I still got a good month before I need to buy my harness because it is frigid cold here and I want to paint my project vehicle before I wire but I have been emailing Ron at RonFrancisWiring.com, Jim at Centech, Gary at Painless, and the guy from EZ wiring and I gotta say every single company has been overwhelmingly helpful which really doesn't help with my decision but I am becoming a wealth of knowledge on this stuff

I am hoping to get ahold of atleast 2 or 3 of these different harnesses so I can take some good pictures and compare them (I smell a write up..).

It has been my experience in the past when looking at products that generally the vendors likes to cut down their competitors and that isn't the case with this, gotta say thumbs up to all the wiring vendors for honest support..

sc2dave - check out my links above - many of the vendors make custom harnesses just for your application.
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Year One?

Who supplies their harnesses? They're year and model specific.
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EZ Wire

Used a EZ wire kit in my 31 Roadster used a 21 circuit set up but only needed 8, the price was right when I bought it. Everything I needed was included, instructions were great tech support when I needed it was right on the money.
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good question, who supplies summit with their "house brand" harness?
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My priorities are quality, price and they must have the wires that are removable at the fuse box. What are my options if that is avialable at your finger tips thanks Ed ke6bnl
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http://www.americanautowire.com/Products/PP16.htm

I need to compare better and I will but that link above is a nice unit as far as being able to remove the wires.

Possibly the RonFrancis too but I really can't tell from his web site. I know he just registered here - hopefully he can chime in on that

I don't think ANY others do though..

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