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    Registered Member BamaNomad's Avatar
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    My experience with AAW customer service is that it's a total waste of time and a phone call to call them!

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    I have to install a complete in car & under the hood wiring harness in my 57 chevy 210 2dr sedan post to all you Trifive experts out there how much $$$ am I looking at?
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    Hi 210Chevy,
    I had good luck with the AAW kit. I see Summit has them for $575 (free shipping):
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/a...-air/year/1957
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    Hey; guys & gals how much am I looking at for a electrical shop to install a complete wiring harness in my 57 chevy 210 2door sedan post and under hood harness also?
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    I've been told shops will charge 2000-2500 to wire a complete car. Don't do that. Do it yourself. The AAW kit is great, the instructions are pretty good and their tech support is excellent. I called several times on the first one, and they told me that was normal. I've done 3 or 4 more cars since and haven't had to call at all. You'll love the satisfaction of doing it yourself.

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    You'll love the satisfaction of doing it yourself.
    I second Buster's comments. I too wired up my first car (57 chev 9 passenger wagon) probably 10 years ago now, and learned ALOT that has carried forth with me on projects since that one. I used an AAW kit and modified a few things...but overall found the harness, instructions and online help to be excellent.

    If you have the time and energy, consider doing it yourself. Plan to buy a few special tools (like crimpers) and it take your time "one circuit at a time" until it's finished. Serious gratification comes when you get it in and everything works.
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    Wiring has never been my favorite activity but the new complete harnesses are plug and play.

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    I'm doing a AAW in my 55 right now. The most intimidating part is the main harness. All those wires, almost overwhelming. But just do one wire at a time. Pretty soon you will be moving onto the gauge harness.

    I didn't buy AAW's crimpers, I got these. They do a great job, you just have to take your time and position the terminal in the jaws and slowly squeeze. For me it works every time. AAW even gives you some extra terminals to practice with. I also bought a hydraulic battery cable crimper. It also works with crimping brake cables.

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    I had considered the painless kit, but for $75 more from summit the AAW was my choice. Although I don't like their ignition switch they include with the kit. Feels notchy when you turn it, but the harness isn't set up to use the stock switch.

    I also did a AAW in my nova last year and it came out very well.
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    Those crimpers will do the job just fine.

    Just go through it one circuit at a time.

    Keep distractions to a minimum. (shut off your cell phone when you work on it. Keep the beer in the fridge until done each session.)
    1957 Nomad- LS1/T56 on C4 chassis
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