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64 c10 contemplating rewiring
#1426966 Fri Oct 15 2021 09:58 PM
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I rewired my 55 t bird ( with help) and am feeling froggy. How hard is it to rewire my c10? The wires are worn and have been altered many times, under the dash looks more like cob webs than wiring. I carry a fire extinguisher which may show my confidence level with it.

I think I can get the " painless " harnesses. Is this something a amateur like me could tackle? I've had the guage display out before and replaced face did not look to complicated.

It runs as is but it seems to be begging for attention.

Thoughts?

Re: 64 c10 contemplating rewiring
Tator salad #1427002 Sat Oct 16 2021 05:37 AM
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Yes, a novice can install a painless harness.

I would recommend a Speedway Motors harness instead though. Similar quality and much less expensive.

Just take your time. The wires are labelled. You will need to terminate them, but as long as you are comfortable crimping or soldering ends you should be just fine.


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Re: 64 c10 contemplating rewiring
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Re: 64 c10 contemplating rewiring
Tator salad #1427109 Mon Oct 18 2021 12:36 AM
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I'd highly recommend the American Autowire Classic Update kit. I'd also recommend a very affordable crimping tool that really makes life easy.

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Re: 64 c10 contemplating rewiring
Tator salad #1427147 Mon Oct 18 2021 11:44 AM
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I wish I had that when I did my thunderbird

Thanks

Re: 64 c10 contemplating rewiring
Lugnutz #1433916 Sat Dec 18 2021 12:01 AM
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Have you used any of the crimps with solder a sleeves that just require heat?
I'm getting ready to install the new dash after Christmas.


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Re: 64 c10 contemplating rewiring
Tator salad #1433958 Sat Dec 18 2021 04:13 AM
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I got a set of those crimps with the low temp solder that melts when you shrink the tubing. Are those the ones you are talking about?

If so, I was not impressed. There was not enough solder in the joints to really wet the wires and make a good connection. I would not say they are any better than regular crimps.


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Re: 64 c10 contemplating rewiring
Tator salad #1433970 Sat Dec 18 2021 06:14 AM
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G.M. uses them for many service splices. They are known as Duraseal splice, has a glue that makes a seal to the wire insulation.

The cheap ones are just that.

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Re: 64 c10 contemplating rewiring
Tator salad #1434375 Wed Dec 22 2021 01:50 PM
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I bought the cheaper universal painless wiring for my 64 c10 but after looking at them I decided to return that one and get the more complete and expensive one with plugs.

I'll let you guys know how it turns out


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