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Buckaroo I take it you mean like a painless wiring kit or similar. I think a lot of them also come with looms and are pretty straightforward. I'm not sure if painless are worldwide or just Australia.
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I have the same fear of tackling something bigger than I can handle. I have a guy locally that has installed a few of these but most were in new builds. I think I will search online if they make one specifically for a squarebird. I will be installing electric wipers this winter so while I am under there I may just update the wiring. Looking under the dash now looks very intimidating.
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It's awfully cramped under your dash. If you ever blow a fuse, you want to access it readily and determine which one is blown. Whether you mount at a kick panel or under the hood is personal preference.

If you mount under the hood, help yourself by adding a few LED lights. They draw practically nothing, can be left on for extended periods and they sure help in the dark. - Dave
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Exactly buckaroo, also makes it harder the fact that a lot of the old wiring isn't the same color as 60 years ago. I've got the electric wipers in mine too, they look pretty straightforward.
Dave probably more inside the car to tidy things up and easy access for accessories. Led are a good idea, they just run of the lights circuit I'm assuming.
I'd planned on having this car ready for January 2016, the way I'm going it'll be 2116. All good fun.
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Chris:
I know what you mean about 2116... I looked the other day and found that I purchased mine in October of 93. It's finally getting close to coming out of the body shop and then I still need to put it all back together. Really looking forward to putting in those 1/4 windows.

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1993 wow. I'm not doing to bad then. I've had mine a year, it's almost ready for primer, I've done the windsor/c4 conversion, which runs, rear end is out waiting to be rebushed. The more i do , the more I find to do. Just keeps snowballing.
Just wish the money would keep up with the thoughts haha.
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I've been keeping a book which includes receipts for every dime I spent, vendors business cards, some old pics (kodak), running cost sheets, part numbers for parts changed etc. Problem now is, I need a BIGGER book. The receipts are killing me. Oh well, it's my hobby and one day I will be driving down the road knowing I put this thing together. I'm sure others can relate to this.
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I think I'd be to scared to tally the receipts, especially building this car in Australia with shipping on top.
Scary enough to think how much rechroming my bumpers cost here.
Exactly, it's the pride of doing it. Mine won't be leaving the garage until it's complete. Everything will be done at home.
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I started mine in 1987. And no, I won't add up all the receipts.

I've known folks who swear by Painless Wiring kits.
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Ok I've decided to go down the 12v switched power style fuse panel running through a relay. The unit is capable of 100amp with 30amp max per fuse and has led fuse lights.
Now I'm only going to put through the fuse panel the new radio, heater, voltage gauge, cigarette lighter for phone and maybe an amplifier.
Now from what I've read on these a 50amp relay should be plenty does this sound about right.
I've decided to leave lights etc alone, since they now work fine I've figured why touch them.
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