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wire harness
#1333592 Wed Nov 13 2019 11:43 AM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 37
has anyone used jim carter wiring harness. what do you think? do you know a better suppler working on 1954 chevy 3100 with hyd-matic tranny witch means push button starter &netural safety switch also it will be 12 volt what do think? A BIG THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: wire harness
jrhackett #1333595 Wed Nov 13 2019 12:45 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,029
ace skiver
Jim Carter (and Classic Parts and Chevs of the '40s) 1954 "reproduction" wiring harnesses are almost the same. They work very nicely in 1954 3100/3600/3800 trucks.

The wires have plastic-coated wiring (as in 1954) and the are the correct 6v gauge (and the correct colors). 6 volt gauge wire will work fine with a 12v electrical system (which works with thinner gauge wire).

Only custom-made harnesses will have the extra leads used with a Hydra-Matic transmission. You will have to make those leads/wires.

Tim []
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [] - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. []
Re: wire harness
jrhackett #1334077 Sun Nov 17 2019 02:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 73
Wrench Fetcher
I used Rhode Island wiring for my 40’s 1/2 ton and they did an awesome job. Wire color, size, terminations and length were all the same as the old factory harness and price was the same as most other “big box” stores. Plus they will add into the harness anything you need or want.

Last edited by Bill39568; Sun Nov 17 2019 02:56 PM.

44 Canadian chevy 1/2 ton
Re: wire harness
jrhackett #1334561 Thu Nov 21 2019 02:02 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 311
Shop Shark
I installed Jim Carter's cloth covered wiring kit for my 1948 1.5ton Loadmaster five or so years ago. I have had no problem with it, and installation was pretty straight forward.

Curt Warren
Salt Lake City
1948 1.5ton Loadmaster

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