Why do I have to order by mail?
Look at all the headlines of secure company sites hacked for information or having records stolen – we avoid that from the start. If our website is ever hacked you have given us no information that can be compromised or diverted. Your order is a binding contract that is covered by numerous federal regulations and laws which dictate how we fill your order and serve you. Orders are processed in the order they are received and we do not cash the checks until the order is shipped. Note we do not have a sales department nor do we accept credit cards, debit cards, paypal, or COD orders.
Why don’t you take credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, COD, or Electronic payment methods?
For your security and to keep our prices lower. If we don’t have your card information it can not be stolen.
How cards work – The card companies (and PayPal) charge a percentage of each sale (which is a direct loss of our profit) just to have a computer switch some numbers between accounts. To make up the loss of this profit we would have to raise prices. Because we do not see you or your card we would have to process three times the usual paperwork – which takes away time we could spend making harnesses. We also would have to store all your information from the sale for a minimum of three years to a maximum of seven years from the time of the sale
(depending on company). No storage can be made safe from a determined burglar. Look at all the headlines of company sites hacked for information or having records stolen – we avoid that from the start. Lastly, because of what the banks in 2008 did to our country’s housing and economy , do you really think we should reward them for letting a computer switch some numbers?
How easy is it to install the new wiring harness system?
We try to make installation easy for the average hobbyist with decent mechanical skills with a full set of instructions to install the wiring. We have a sample listing for a 1940 Buick. If you have questions you can contact us and one of our experts will walk you through it. We feel our job isn’t done until you have the wiring in and everything works.
Included with the new wiring :
- A copy of our limited warranty.
- A set of general instructions on removing the old wiring and installing your new wiring harness system.
- An explanation of wire color codes.
- Specific instructions just for your wiring harness on where to hook each wire.
- Wiring diagrams from the National Automotive Service manual.
- Any other special information we have that applies to your wiring harness system.
Why replace all the wiring?
Your old wires used rubber for insulation. Rubber when it gets old dry rots from age, the air, and extremes of temperature. It becomes hard, brittle, cracks and just turns to dust. Then you will experience short circuits or worse an electrical fire. By replacing all the wiring you remove any doubt about which wires are still good.
Can I add turn signals?
Turn signals are a commonly requested item. There are many different types of switches and the number of wires to add to the system depends on the type of switch you buy. On some vehicles we add these wires in the wire harness as standard. Others it will be an extra cost item. For those years where it is impossible to add wires to the harness we can supply a kit of materials and instructions to add them as a separate system on the car. We do not sell turn signal switches.
Can I add – fog lights , heater, second tail light, etc.? (and other common dealer installed options)
If the wires were not in the original factory harness or we do not add them as standard in our wire harness, we can and will provide you with a kit of materials needed to wire these items for no extra cost.
I have installed a different engine with newer equipment you can you modify the wiring for this?
No, all our wiring harness systems are made to the original specifications. We do not modify the wiring harness systems for alternators or different engine packages. To wire for an alternator the method back in the day was – at the voltage regulator to remove the bat and gen wires from the regulator terminals. Bolt the bat and gen wire terminals together with a small bolt, lock washer and nut then cover with black cloth friction tape so no metal is exposed. Leave the field wire, which is not used, disconnected at the alternator and the voltage regulator.
I only need ……X…..,why don’t you sell individual parts?
If one part of your wiring is bad now that means the rest is soon to follow. You feel safer to go through and replace all the wiring than risk something happening to a piece that you thought was good? We do many different vehicles, whose wiring is unique – that we could not possibly price each piece of each system and have still time to make the wiring harnesses.
We can not keep track of which piece was ordered by each customer and can not keep track of what other parts would be needed for that car in the future.
I didn’t see a listing for my car – what now?
If your car has wires with cloth covered insulation refer to – No System Listed? If your car has wires with modern plastic insulation, we do not stock the modern wire nor have any information on those cars. We may be able to refer you to another company that does.
I want to convert to 12 volts, will your wiring work?
The wire gauges for 6 volt systems are heavier than you need for 12 volts and will work fine. The question is why do you want to convert to 12 volts? You will have to change or provide step down voltage to all your electrical components and light bulbs. Your car was originally designed for 6 volts and it worked fine for it’s original life. If you are having trouble starting the car we have found that many people have the wrong (too small) battery cables that were installed by a previous owner. Battery cables for a 6 volt car should be at least 0 gauge or preferably 00 gauge with brass battery terminals and copper lugs at the body and starter motor.
Why don’t you do wiring for Ford Motor Company products?
When we started all the other companies were making wiring for only Ford Motor Company products. We decided to fill the need for wiring for all the other car makers products. We have been busy with our products and we do not have the time to add Ford Motor Company wiring to our line at this time.
Can you make a wiring harness system for my hot rod (or changed the engine year)?
No – Each wiring harness system depends on the types of equipment and location of components and how the wiring is run. It is impossible to make a custom wiring harness system without the car. Also – We do not have the liability insurance to cover for a modified vehicle. A hot rod or engine exchange wiring harness system should be made wire by wire on the car. That way every component is connected and the system can be designed for the best appearance on the car. We can supply wire and materials to give a period look. See our wire & materials.
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