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Old 02-01-2009, 08:38 PM   #11
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http://www.americanautowire.com/ has one for the 67/68.Ron Francis is another great company.If your just restoring it and not updating anything like a high powered radio power windows or locks just use a oem replacement harness.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:01 AM   #12
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Thanks to everyone who replied. All comments are quite helpful. After completing my restoration, the last thing I want is a short or a fire started by poor wiring. Your comments about the painless wire quality is beginning to convince me that this is the way to go.

I was hoping to keep the look mostly stock. However, I only want quality parts in the car.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:02 AM   #13
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A new oem harness would work just fine but like we said painless and other aftermarket ones are a new upgrade.You can always try wrapping the wires to make it look more oem.
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:36 AM   #14
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I'll be the fly in the ointment. Painless is the "biggie" out there. Also its has the biggest price. You can find a generic harness for about a third the cost, or less that will do the exact same thing. I would pay attention to the wire size used and insulation type though.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:48 AM   #15
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try ron Francis, great product and great price, instructions on the other hand are not that great. Like others have said, mostly to separate the circuits, easier to trouble shoot and knowing you have solid connections rather than some PO's hack job.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:17 AM   #16
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Painless all the way.. Great great product.
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:51 AM   #17
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Great to know all this since this is the next item I am working on for my 69, and then I'll finally have it out of the shop and in my garage for nice weekends.

I can tell you from seeing a painless wiring harness it is a very nice kit. You do pay for it, but it is well labeled and has easy to follow instructions.

I plan on putting one in my 77 GMC Truck after I am done with the Mustang. If the mustangs are like the truck every time I accelerate the lights dim slightly on the dash. This I believe is because of the fact several items are tied together in the fuse box.

Anyways, I'm glad you started this thread as it has helped me to understand why they are so expensive (besides the obvious reasons, i.e. name brand)

Thanks everyone for your comments.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #18
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I decided to stick with the OEM style wire.

Have rewired the front and back of the car to get rid of the old brittle wire and plan to eventually rewire under the dash, in the steering column, etc.

I wanted the stock look and don't plan on adding power windows / locks and things of that nature.

Eventually going to buy a USA66 radio that is about it...I have zero use for amps and base and things of that nature.

I am trying to keep mine as "original looking" as possible. I have done some upgrades such as LED tail lights and LED gauge lights. I added three point seat belts and hope to get around to a front brake conversion to disc brakes eventually but that will be about the extent of my mods and you would have to look close to even notice those. The rest I plan to have it looking pretty stock / original.

Your question really is one of personal preference based on future plans for the car.

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