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Old 01/02/16, 09:15 PM   #1
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what wiring harness is everyone using 1976 bronco

just wondering what wiring harness everyone uses, i have a 1976 bronco 302 hei ignition 1 wire gm alternator and no fuel injection. mines pretty messed up so im looking to replace the whole harness
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Old 01/02/16, 10:04 PM   #2
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I ordered the Painless without switches (10114). Also ordered the split loom kit. I haven't started the install yet but reading through the instructions, it looks pretty straightforward. The kit includes a new glovebox that already has the hole cut for the fuse block. It is more expensive, but if you order it before sometime in Feb, you can use this $100 rebate: http://www.painlessperformance.com/r...rebateform.pdf
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Old 01/02/16, 10:36 PM   #3
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Most commonly discussed ones here seem to have always been the ones from Painless, American Autowire, and Centech. Ron Francis has a few nice universal ones, as does Painless.
However, there are others that get used as well, including some budget ones for as little as about $200 or so if I remember? But the Bronco-specific harnesses are more popular by far. Even at the higher price points.

Lots of discussions about it with some real good detailed info. You'll probably get some of those answers here too, but if you have time definitely search out some of the other harness threads.

It's a good project. The Bronco-specific harnesses would be my choice every time for someone less familiar with wiring though. Much easier to figure out.
I'm going that route too, even though I'm all too familiar with the different years and different aftermarket versions.

Good luck.

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Old 01/02/16, 10:39 PM   #4
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My centech harness has been trouble free for almost 20 years. .. pretty straight forward install.

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Old 01/03/16, 07:03 AM   #5
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thanks everyone, im looking at a
Kwik Wire
14 Circuit Ford Wire Harness
$290.00

Ive used them before in other applications, price is pretty good and i don't mind wiring
not ordering for a while so I'll keep searching and see what kind of budget harnesses are out there
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Old 01/03/16, 11:27 AM   #6
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My centech is nice! I like the wires are all marked every few inches
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Old 01/03/16, 12:26 PM   #7
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A lot of us installed ez-wire it's a good quality harness at a very reasonable price.
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Old 01/03/16, 12:52 PM   #8
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Any one have a build thread using the e-z wire harness?

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Old 01/03/16, 01:31 PM   #9
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I have a good Take out harness from 76 if you decide to do an orig harness good condition.
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Old 01/03/16, 01:37 PM   #10
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Appreciate it but updating will give me a few more options and newer style fuses
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Old 01/22/16, 04:38 AM   #11
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lowbush did you have any problems installing ? any advice












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Old 01/22/16, 07:00 AM   #12
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A lot of us installed ez-wire it's a good quality harness at a very reasonable price.
I did the ez-wire but I was trying to keep it simple. 1 wire alternator and HEI ignition got rid of some wiring.
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Old 01/22/16, 09:00 AM   #13
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and HEI ignition got rid of some wiring.
Which HEI distributor did you use? Want to go HEI and need a recommendation for a distributor.
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Old 01/23/16, 09:24 AM   #14
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I used the 9+3 kit from Rebel Wire.

http://www.rebelwire.com/

Great quality and the tech support is unreal. Called 3 times and had Jeremy help me out and basically had me up and running in a couple of hours after I had run the harness out.

I had also purchased this harness 6 years ago for a project I didn't end up using it for.

Under $200, as well as hand built in Tennessee!
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Old 01/23/16, 07:09 PM   #15
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Which HEI distributor did you use? Want to go HEI and need a recommendation for a distributor.

Cheap one off eBay .
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