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RE: [oletrucks] Wiring harness.

To: "Antonio R. Tijerino" <antonio@innercite.com>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Wiring harness.
From: jelerath@us.ibm.com
Date: Fri, 12 May 2000 09:14:26 -0600

I went the route of making my own.  I was able to select the right gage
wire, color code it, include an outstanding fuse panel and add extra
features like power seats, HEI ignition and other stuff without taking a
brand new harness and cutting it up.  Connectors are a piece of cake...you
use the existing plastic housings and buy new GM "blades" at NAPA, or PEP
Boys to put in them.  A small screw driver lets you remove the plastic
housings from the spades.  This way, there are no splices in my wires
except where I chose to put them for convenience or maintenance (and to
non-GM devices like my tachometer).

The HEI means you eliminate the wires associated with the ballast resistor
and the start-bypass circuit, and change the guage of wire.

Cost?....probably about the same as Chevy Duty for comparable hardware
(wires with connectors).  Adding the fuse panel added another $100 or so.
The cost is higher than one might expect because I did EXTENSIVE color
coding so I can trouble shoot easily.

Jon Elerath
'53 3100 w/ 327, HEI, pwr seats, tach, s&w ammeter, turn signals and
fuses...lots and lots of fuses!

"Antonio R. Tijerino" <antonio@innercite.com>@autox.team.net on 05/11/2000
10:40:14 PM

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To:   <ADvent@thuntek.net>
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Subject:  RE: [oletrucks] Wiring harness.

Thanks to all the fellow oletruckers that responded to my two questions.
Here is the summary for those that might find themselves with the same

1. The slot on the steering column is for the linkage on the 3 speed column
mounted shifter.
I guess my truck was originally a 3 speed, I found the complete linkage and
shifter on the bed when I got the truck 3 years ago. I'd still would like
keep it a 4 speed on the floor.

2. Wiring harness from Chevy Duty is a good buy, this seems to be the
general consensus, however a few out there got wiring harnesses from newer
trucks at bone yards and that seems to be ok, but some hole needs to be cut
on the firewall. I think I will order the Chevy Duty harness and make some
mods to it to include items such as a stereo, third brake light and
wiper motors.

Thanks again,

'53 3100
Cameron Park, Ca

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
[mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of ADvent@thuntek.net
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2000 8:42 AM
Cc: Oletrucks List
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Wiring harness.

Antonio, I have one of those 99 dollar harnesses. Fir the money, you can't
it. I bought one for my 50, but might use it in my 51 dump truck and make
for the 50 . It would cost way more bucks to buy one like I am going to
More bucks than I have. The 49 Chevy had a fuse block. The wires are a
thing. But it would be adequate.
new mexico jim

"Antonio R. Tijerino" wrote:

> I am ready to start putting the wiring on my truck and I am trying to
> how to go about installing the wiring and what to use.
> EZ Wiring kit: too expensive.
> Ron Francis kit: way too expensive.
> Painless wiring: too expensive.
> Make my own: too messy.
> Chevy Duty own kit: $99.99 reasonable.
> My idea is to get the Chevy Duty kit wire the truck and them get a Fuse
> Block from modern Chevy vehicle and adapt to wiring harness. EZ wiring
> fuse block with flashers and the other stuff for about $80.00.
> What are your opinions and suggestions?
> Can the two items be mixed?
> Has anyone had good/bad experience with the Chevy Duty kit?
> Thanks,
> Antonio
> '53 3100
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

New Mexico Jim
50 3100  ton
51 6??? two ton dump
54 two ton for parts

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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