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Re: Wiring harness



James, I bought an entire Ron Francis system for my 65 when I was restoring it. Most of the original wiring was hard, brittle and had a number of burned spots throughout.

The good: The new system included a fuse panel that is clearly marked with the component it is designed to power, utilizes mini-fuses, fuse block is sturdy, has triple the number of circuits compared to the original and all included wires are quality, clearly marked and color keyed. I was able to call and let them guide me through the purchase so that I got exactly what I needed. The fuse block accommodates engine fans if you go that route. I think it was a good value ten years ago. 

The not quite so good: I made the mistake of telling them that I was going to install an aftermarket steering column so they substituted a GM turn signal connector which is what I Did It and Flaming River use. I changed my mind and rebuilt the original column so all the connectors are wired individually and not in a single connector. That one is on me though. The fuse block has a metal case around it so unless you disconnect the battery cable every time you are messing with connectors or replacing a fuse, there's a good chance of a spark. The wire colors are not the same as the original Chrysler wires, not a big thing.

Finding a place for the fuse block to mount is another challenge but that would be the case for any system you choose. I mounted mine in the footwell on the passenger side just above the kick panel.

For your purposes, the chassis wiring will probably work great however the engine wiring is going to take some specialized wiring and creativity to blend the new engine wiring in. I would recommend reusing the connectors going to the main switches (ignition, headlight, wiper). Best of luck! T  
     



From: James Elsmore <seinfeld3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:10 AM
Subject: Wiring harness

I was wondering if anyone here has used an aftermarket wiring kit from Painless or Ron Francis? I am considering rewiring my 64 Belvedere wagon when I do my Gen3 Hemi swap.

Thanks
James

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