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Old 12-14-2005, 09:07 AM
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I have a 1931 Ford Model A Sedan that I will be starting soon. My question is this about a wire harness. Should I use a 12 or 21 circuit set up or anything in between. What brand woul you guys suggest, Painless, EZ wiring, Ron Francis, Wire works, any suggestions are welcome.
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Go for as many circuits as you can comfortably fit in the car. It's a real pain when you run out of circuits as you add stuff to the car.

My take on the available kits.

Ron Francis - pricey and proprietary but good

Painless - high quality, very comprehensive instructions and excellent web site

EZ - very good quality at a good price

It's a snap - smallest footprint of any of the wiring kits, instructions leave a little bit to be desired, but if you know what you are doing it is one of the best bargains in the industry IMO.
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It's a snap - smallest footprint of any of the wiring kits, instructions leave a little bit to be desired, but if you know what you are doing it is one of the best bargains in the industry IMO
It's a snap, is that the one I have seen advertised that is as small as a pack of cigarettes? If it is your right it is a good price. How is the quality.
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It's a snap, is that the one I have seen advertised that is as small as a pack of cigarettes? If it is your right it is a good price. How is the quality.
Yes, the 21 circuit fuse panel is about the size of a pack of cigs and uses the mini fuses that are so popular on new cars. I have that one and as soon as I paint my 34 it will be going in. The quality is on par with any of the higher profile kits. The wires are color coded and marked every foot just like everyone else's. You need to make sure you compare apples to apples when making a decision. You will still need to buy ignition switch, headlamp switch, wiper switch and so on.

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Wire harness

I just recently put upgraded to an ez system in my `29 , happy with it and
they have a good tech line
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You need to make sure you compare apples to apples when making a decision. You will still need to buy ignition switch, headlamp switch, wiper switch and so on.

Vince

Sounds like apple to apple this is a nice shiny red one, when you say I will still need all the switches, do the other kits come with them? If not can assume that they will use the GM style switches??
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I'll be watching this thread as a definate. My plow truck and my Monte are both getting new everything electrical. I look at it as there's no point to run a fresh car on 20+ year old wiring. One quick question. Do you need to supply the sockets for items like the tail light bulbs or the plug for the alternator? I've never really looked at any of the wiring company sites.


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Doc here,

There is a Thread Here in this forum "Wiring Harness" that ask all members their opinions on Aftermarket kits..

I suggest you view it for a fair comparison.

Ron Francis Is posting in that thread also, so you can ask direct TECH questions should you feel the need!

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I'll be watching this thread as a definate. My plow truck and my Monte are both getting new everything electrical. I look at it as there's no point to run a fresh car on 20+ year old wiring. One quick question. Do you need to supply the sockets for items like the tail light bulbs or the plug for the alternator? I've never really looked at any of the wiring company sites.


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Usually you have to supply those, as they would come with the particular lights you might buy for your car if you were building one. If you are installing a new harness in an old car you would just splice onto the old sockets. The kits do come with connectors for headlamp, ignition and turn signal switch.

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Thanks Vince.

In a while, Chet.
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iused all sorts,and ez-wiring is the place for anyone who needs wires!!
and thats a fact!!
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wireing harness

any body know anything about hot rod wires,web site has picture of harness i would need , looks like good quality wires, but they are not marked only coler coded
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Well reading all the other "wiring" posts, I think I will order a EZ harness or a It's A Snap harness, it's only $2 difference between the two. I'm leaning more towards the EZ harness just because it a name that I know. Ron Francis sounds like its great but I just cant justify the cost for better instructions on the install.

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