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Username Post: Rewiring 1962 Impala 409        (Topic#368710)
JLlamas 
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06-16-22 07:30 AM - Post#2842971    

Hello all,
I would like to rewire my 1962 Impala 409 prior having my interior installed, prefer to rewire entire car. Any suggestions? Where to buy, suggested brand, etc. I'm open for suggestions or recommendations. Thank you all in advance.

Jimmy



 


dgstarr 
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06-16-22 07:52 AM - Post#2842973    
    In response to JLlamas

I have found American Autowire to be an excellant source.



 
dcairns 
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06-16-22 08:01 AM - Post#2842974    
    In response to dgstarr

American Autowire
They have great service is you have questions.

- Dave
1964 Impala 4-door sedan



 
JLlamas 
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06-16-22 08:32 AM - Post#2842976    
    In response to dgstarr

Thank you for the suggestion!



 
dgstarr 
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06-16-22 10:24 AM - Post#2842979    
    In response to JLlamas

I have noticed that the 1962 assembly manual shows a one piece Sun tachometer and wiring diagram. All of the factory tach 62's I have seen have been two piece with different wiring. Perhaps the one piece tach was a late in the year change. Does anyone know if this is true?



 
kingkreeton 
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06-16-22 10:56 AM - Post#2842984    
    In response to dgstarr

As the others have said, AAW is the best and their tech support is awesome. I redid my entire car using their factory fit series. They sell the engine and front light harnesses modified to accept an alternator and HEI distributor. The dash harness is the most pain but it wasn’t too terrible. It helps if you remove the front seats, drop the steering column and remove the instrument cluster.

If doing the dash harness (most important in my opinion) then it is also a good time to replace your firewall insulation pad. That job is not fun either as removing it resulted in it breaking apart in small chunks. I’m pretty sure I’m still blowing that old insulation pad stuff out of my nose.


Shane
64 Impala SS:
Chevy Performance 350HO
4 Speed Muncie


Edited by kingkreeton on 06-16-22 10:59 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Joeyd59 
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06-16-22 11:26 AM - Post#2842985    
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American Autowire.They're the ONLY ones I use in my shop and on my 59's.Don Bock is to go to guy!YO!!!



 
55Brodie 
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06-16-22 01:44 PM - Post#2842992    
    In response to dgstarr

I don't think the Sun non-transmitter FC tachometer models appeared until very late 1962. Certainly after Chevrolet 1962 model year production ceased.



 
JLlamas 
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06-17-22 07:44 AM - Post#2843025    
    In response to kingkreeton

Thank you for the suggestion. Seems like this is the recommended brand.



 
JLlamas 
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06-17-22 07:44 AM - Post#2843026    
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Thank you Joeyd59.



 
BigDogSS 
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06-17-22 09:39 AM - Post#2843034    
    In response to JLlamas

We are assuming you want exact factory replacement wiring harnesses, correct? As opposed to a generic "hot rod" kit.
Going with factory replacement will be more expensive, but worth the extra money.
Yes, AAW is the way to go.

    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



Edited by BigDogSS on 06-17-22 09:43 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
JLlamas 
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06-21-22 06:16 AM - Post#2843176    
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Thank you BigDogSS. I'm going with AAW. I called and reached out and received a breakdown of section, now time to buy.



 
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06-21-22 06:17 AM - Post#2843177    
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06-21-22 10:24 AM - Post#2843184    
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  • JLlamas Said:
Thank you BigDogSS. I'm going with AAW. I called and reached out and received a breakdown of section, now time to buy.



Do not buy the classic update kit, buy only the original wiring harnesses.
The classic update requires at least 50 splices and your firewall has to be cut to mount new fuse box.


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