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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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hi there guys-- i have a 1967 imp convertible-- im researching to buy an aftermarket wire harness--my choices are from american autowire,kwik wire,or ez wire-- 12-14 fuse .. i dont need more than that -i cancelled my heater and wipers.... can anyone give me some feed back on any of these 3 wire kits??? i am also planing on getting an aftermarket steering column and gauges....... thanks in advance
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 04:44 PM
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I have never heard of "Kwik wire or EZ wire", but on the various forums I look at American Autowire seems to have a very good reputation for their harnesses and support. I have a 67 Impala SS and am currently waiting for A.A. to release their new Classic Update harness. The latest release date I saw was sometime in May. They have OEM restoration harnesses for factory original wiring. The "Classic Update" harnesses are better for cars that have or plan to have modifications from original such as: elec fans, elec fuel pumps, aftermarket gages and other changes. Contact them to get a better release date and more info.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 05:38 PM
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I use American Wire for stock wiring if I have to buy a complete harness. I use Pain-less wiring for my hot rods and race cars that were gutted of stock wiring to remove complexity and weight.

If you are planning on modernizing your ride (power seats power windows, cruise control along with electric fans stereo or any other power hungry accessories consider multiplex wiring in addition to American Wire or Pain-less wiring.

Just to get the locking door opening key fob would be worth it in my opinion.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2013, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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new wire harness

thanks for fast replies.... i think i might be able to get american autowire or ez wire harness for less than $200 12-14 fuse this sunday at the pomona swapmeet in california....... like i mentioned i wont be using the wiper motor,heater or ac unit---- i jus need something to power the essentials like front lights,rear lights,turn signals,brakes, ignition switch-- and hopefully aftermarket gauges-ultra meter--fuel,oil press,voltage,temp,tach,speedo..... the 12-14 fuse harness should be enough right?????....
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