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Wiring Harness
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Just wondering if anyone rewired their car with a universal main wiring harness. I'm toying with the idea of replacing all the wiring in the car. Its a rats nest. Not any time soon but was wondering how these kits adapt to all the stock connectors. Is it a hassle or is it relatively intuitive with some electrical knowledge?

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D. Rolls

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It'll be probably easier and cheaper to refurbish or replace what you have with Ford wiring. Plus, you'll have an easier time trouble-shooting it in the future if you stick with stock wiring. A full set (headlight, underdash, and tail-light) set of harnesses runs about $325 if you have cores; that price comes with a 2 year no questions asked warranty. Check out my website (http://midlife66.com/harnesses) for more information.

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depends on what you need, if you're good with a stock wiring harness, then i would definantly contact midlife for that deal.. saves you a lot of work when its made to fit..

there's always more work involved with a universal harness

im almost done with a harness in my car ( i used a universal kit),.. it was a fair amount of work, but very happy with it..

cheers

Ben

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How different is a '69/'70 mustang as far as wiring? Everyone makes a 67/68 and 69/70 kit.
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cazsper;161531 Wrote:How different is a '69/'70 mustang as far as wiring? Everyone makes a 67/68 and 69/70 kit.
Significantly different. The difference between 71-73 and 69-70 is similar to the difference between 67/68 and 69-70. A lot of the connections from the main harness changes from 70 and earlier transfers to the headlight harness once it passes out of the firewall. Connectors/plugs change throughout 71-73.

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Darren 72;159971 Wrote:Just wondering if anyone rewired their car with a universal main wiring harness. I'm toying with the idea of replacing all the wiring in the car. Its a rats nest. Not any time soon but was wondering how these kits adapt to all the stock connectors. Is it a hassle or is it relatively intuitive with some electrical knowledge?

Thanks,
D. Rolls

I sent all of mine to Midlife for refurb, He is working on them now. I did have a friend install a Painless main wiring system in his 66 coupe. He said it was anything but painless. Required a firewall modification too. That's all I know!
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+1

Unless you are going to be adding all kinds of aftermarket / modern electronics your best bet is to stick with the original harness and have Midlife refurb it for you.

Bob

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