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Username Post: Under Dash Wiring Harness        (Topic#342685)
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02-15-17 06:18 PM - Post#2676938    

Ok Guy's,

I'm ready to start assembling everything under the dash.

I'm going to replace the wiring harness and most likely thinking of Lectric Limited as I had good luck when I wired my Corvette using their parts.

Does anybody recommend any other harness they have used for their '55 Nomad?

Has anybody used Lectric Limited, and how did it work out for you?

Most importantly, should I put in the wiring harness prior to windshield (rain-gear) wipers, clutch, brake brackets, steering column, aftermarket plenum for heat and air....etc?

Or should I put all of the previously mentioned items in prior to the wiring harness?

What are your suggestions on where to start?

Thanks in advance for your direction.



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02-15-17 06:44 PM - Post#2676940    
    In response to ptjsk

It looks like a pretty good harness. I have used American Auto Wire. They are a sponser and have a link under "Factory Fit" in the ads above.
Put everything in except the stuff that goes on the dash from the outside. The wires are flexible so they can go around the hard stuff.

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02-16-17 07:23 AM - Post#2676989    
    In response to ptjsk

I also used the American Autowire "Factory Fit" harness and found it easy to work with. I liked that their harness is broken down into sections each with their own master connecter, so you only have to deal with the wires for the section you are working on.

Yes you want to install all the under dash stuff mentioned, some of the items will have wiring connections, the other stuff you need to run your wires around so as not to cause a fitment issue.

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02-16-17 07:42 AM - Post#2676991    
    In response to Nomad Jack

Another vote for American Autowire harness...I put one in my 57 9 passenger wagon a few years ago, and have never had an issue. Very complete kit...very good instructions came with it...very good customer support online as well. They have a section here in CT you can post your questions to and Donny is very quick to reply.

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02-17-17 07:06 AM - Post#2677112    
    In response to WagonCrazy

Ditto on American Autowire...I restored my Nomad from ground up and put all new wiring front front to rear using the AAW complete kit. I have never wired a car prior to this, the kit is as previously mentioned set up in sections with excellent instructions and great tech support when I had a few questions. Had no problems at all!

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02-17-17 10:31 PM - Post#2677216    
    In response to troberts

Thanks a lot for the responses Guys.

I did have AAW in it prior to the paint functioning and having to tear it apart again.

I know several wires were cut while removing the entire harness again.

But I got it out, and laid it on the floor. It looks as if I could order just a few of the plug in harnesses and I may be back in business.

I didn't complete the previous wiring, but I'm definitely giving it a go this time around.

Thanks again,


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02-20-17 02:07 PM - Post#2677659    
    In response to ptjsk

Give AAW a call. You may be able to send your current harness to them for repairs.

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02-21-17 07:22 AM - Post#2677803    
    In response to BigDogSS

I think I will try that today.

Thanks for the suggestion,


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02-23-17 06:19 PM - Post#2678273    
    In response to ptjsk

no suggestion on wire but i always put the heater control in before the speedo cluster. makes it a lot easier

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02-23-17 09:48 PM - Post#2678309    
    In response to 5557mad

Thanks for the tip!!


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