Dash harness Installation

General topics.

Moderators: garth, notoptoy, S Allen

User avatar
Linda
Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 7503
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:37 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Dash harness Installation

Post by Linda »

Well finally got the dash harness installed. I got it about a month before Solvang but then all hell broke loose... Solvang gets cancelled so I had more time, and a good thing too. So I did not remove the dash . The fasteners were a bit rusted and I did not want to break one and have to drill and tap. I knew installing without removing the dash would be harder. Very true. I removed the center console and frreed up the steering column a bit. Getting the old harness out was not too bad I did not want to wreck it though. New one going in was challenging. I knew install would be harder but safer. I started on the driver side, got the wires thru and connected to engine harness, proceeded with all up to ammeter wires. I then went to the passenger side, got wires thru the firewall, then tried getting fusebox wires thru the grommets to the fusebox, but glovebox disintegrates.... Oops. Lots of room now... :?
Removed old box, then connected clock wiring which was easy now, and began on ammeter wires which were the hardest of anything. Able to reach from both sides but hard to tighten. That finished I installed fusebox to new glovebox, brought wires thru ready for connection. Got glove box in with some twisting and pushing and got a few screws on each side and the door on, top screws were pretty impossible. It holds in though. Got the center console and arm rest console reassembled after painting and refurb, and connected console harness . Everything screwed in for grounding. In the engine bay I connected together the BW and BW w white band wires and taped off the other 2 to complete the circuit. I have an EI dizzy that triggers an MSD system so all wires not needed. I primed the carbs and preoiled without starting, then ignition...Most everything works now except Brake pressure light and L turn signal, may be the bulb, and horn. Will have to check all connections and switches.
Thru all I noticed the excellent quality of terminals, covers, connectors and taping and how every wire was right next to where it was supposed to connect, and the right length, amazing. Kudos to Curtis for a fine product and tech support. I think wiring gets overlooked but it shouldn’t. At some point after a break for some driving, I will want to tackle the rear harness. Curtis is pretty busy but nice products are worth waiting for.
Much appreciated , Curtis
Linda
4DD528AC-9F73-4AF1-B319-F9409E65267F.jpeg
one wire left
581D8BFA-327A-4A85-A6DE-C5E1AC0AC111.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Last edited by Linda on Thu May 21, 2020 10:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
68 1600 Los Angeles, CA
New owners must read: the ultimate road trip, by Scott- roadsterroadtrip.com-http://www.roadsterroadtrip.com/index.php/readfromstart

User avatar
itsa68
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 783
Joined: Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:24 am
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba,Canada
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Dash harness Installion

Post by itsa68 »

Everything look great!
Amazing how one job leads to another. :)

Cheers
Ray B.
Thats not a R16 death rattle....its a dried leaf hitting my heater blower fan.
1968 SPL311 non-smog

User avatar
Curtis
Site Supporter
Posts: 2883
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:49 pm
Location: Des Moines, WA
Model: 1500/1600
Year: Low Windshield-64-67.5

Re: Dash harness Installion

Post by Curtis »

Thanks Linda. I am currently building nine 68-70 dash harness and some 67.5 stuff. Too busy since I'm working on my car too.

We're working through the usual stuff. While I guarantee my wiring I don't the rest of it. Old gauges, relays, fuse boxes, switches, etc. and changes to items often play havoc.

Before I put my new wiring in I will test all the components. Virtually everything will be new anyway. As you well know I get rid of the ammeter and put in a modern fuse box. Sorry, not a purist when it comes to some things. Everything can be changed back if need be but not by me.

I did not have enough appreciation for wiring until I replaced the mess that was in my car. What a painted mess of sins.
66 stroker
67 basket case, the renewal has begun.

User avatar
Linda
Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 7503
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:37 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

Re: Dash harness Installion

Post by Linda »

Thanks Ray. Without the inspiration derived from projects like yours and others I would not attempt some of this stuff. Other people do such mind boggling restos I feel embarrassed to be complaining about a alternator, wiring or anything else I have come up against. There is always the point where you feel defeated, then when it gets solved it is a nice sense of accomplishment. I think we can all be proud of whatever we do to keep these cars on the road, however small and however long it takes us. With the awesome info on the site and from the members so much can be done. Just need some patience and the willingness to search.
For me this is a welcome diversion from the craziness and free floating anxiety around these days.
Hope to drive soon and get out in the nice fresh air this Memorial weekend!
Linda
68 1600 Los Angeles, CA
New owners must read: the ultimate road trip, by Scott- roadsterroadtrip.com-http://www.roadsterroadtrip.com/index.php/readfromstart