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12v Wiring Harness for '53 GMC with 235
#1350388 Tue Mar 17 2020 06:58 PM
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I have a 1953 GMC that I plan on swapping a 235 into along with a T5 transmission at some point. Right now, I'd like to assemble some parts so I can begin a conversion from the 12v spaghetti under the hood into a cleaner and more organized new harness. What I'm looking for is one that allows me to run the 235 and is in 12v. Right now, the 228 motor is in 12 volt so it shouldn't take much to redo the wiring. Which harness would be the best to go with to maintain original look (I really like the cloth loom look), but I know I'll likely need some voltage reducers and whatnot. I haven't explored the current wiring system too much as it is a mixture of new wiring and old cloth loom, and it runs, so I didn't want to start pulling it apart right after I got it. Its literally the first running project I've had since I sold a WWII Jeep in 2011. I'm picking up the 235 this coming weekend and will take stock of what I have when I get it back home.

If anyone has a recommendation for a wiring harness that meets my criteria (12v, 235 capable, cloth loom if possible), I'd appreciate it!

Re: 12v Wiring Harness for '53 GMC with 235
sizzlinbacon #1350488 Wed Mar 18 2020 11:10 AM
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I have read on here that rhode island wire is a good choice for original type/look harness
Very expensive

There are others

...link...

Re: 12v Wiring Harness for '53 GMC with 235
DADS50 #1350521 Wed Mar 18 2020 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DADS50
I have read on here that rhode island wire is a good choice for original type/look harness
Very expensive

There are others

...link...
Wow, I haven't seen RI Wire in a very long time...they do harnesses for Model A cars and make a really nice product. I might just buy the wires I will need to replace the current harness and fashion my own from vintage looking but modern wire.

Re: 12v Wiring Harness for '53 GMC with 235
sizzlinbacon #1350640 Thu Mar 19 2020 02:59 AM
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I bought a RI wire for my 51 GMC and I simply want to say......I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone , especially for the price.

Re: 12v Wiring Harness for '53 GMC with 235
sizzlinbacon #1350662 Thu Mar 19 2020 12:27 PM
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pdlightning?

Is your 53 GMC all original style/size/location parts?
6v positive ground with original equipment engine?

What type of problems did you have?


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- 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. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 12v Wiring Harness for '53 GMC with 235
sizzlinbacon #1350738 Fri Mar 20 2020 12:13 AM
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Painless Performance has a woven ABS sleeving you can install over any wiring, to look like cloth-insulated OE. Personally, I'll take the modern XPE (cross-linked polyethylene) insulation offered on most aftermarket harnesses. Much tougher than the original cloth.


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