Yes, Got AAW classic update kit, and have everything. I am trying to get my car started up at least so I am doing the engine part first. I was looking at some of those vids but can't seem to find what I need. Kinda stressing, but I know I shouldn't be.If you have a wiring package that is labled on each wire to show its destination, you are ahead of the game.
Hopefully, this is what you have.
Seperate the wires for the rear of the car; those that go under the hood, and those that stay inside the car.
Do as much as you can, then ask specific questions here and definitely use the help line for the company that sold it to you.
I did a quick search for a video and found several. Here is a sample, even though it is not for your car:
Sometimes things can be overwhelming but take a break and come back to it.Yes, Got AAW classic update kit, and have everything. I am trying to get my car started up at least so I am doing the engine part first. I was looking at some of those vids but can't seem to find what I need. Kinda stressing, but I know I shouldn't be.
Alright, I'll try and take it slow and make sure I get the right and appropriate tools. Preciate your help.Sometimes things can be overwhelming but take a break and come back to it.
I glanced at the harness you have (I'm thinking it is the 500878 ?) and I know you stated that you want to get the car started but don't rush these things. It's easy to rush and make mistakes and I don't think you want to butcher things up doing a quick job just to get it running.
Get the wires that are to be in the engine bay routed into the engine bay. If the wires are attached to the fuse block, try and get the fuse block in place temporarily to where then you can work under the hood and group wires that have to go to different area's. Use some wire ties and get them grouped and run to the different area's and if you forgot a wire or want to run it a different or cleaner way, cut the cable ties loose and redo it. Cable ties are cheapso burn them up if needed. I would then leave the wires run long for right now once they are to their destination and to keep the spaghetti down, loop up the excess and put a cable tie around it. Once you are happy with the routing then cut the excess off and properly put on the apropriate end on the wire (and solder it if you can).
Looking at the diagram it shows a main feed wire off of the starter as well as a starter solenoid wire, and an alternator wire and these can get close to exhaust parts which can melt the insulation either right away or down the road so keep the wires away from the heat as much as you can.
Keep in mind too that the engine will move around a little in the motor mounts as well as some flex in the body so you don't want things stretched tight.
Once you get the underhood done, then go after the column wiring. After that attack the rear wiring.
Hey Frank, I have the Packard crimpers for 56 style and weather-pac. About a c-note a piece. Love um but tell me about that set from Amazon. Do they do the Metri-Pac terminals and what are the other dies for?Here is the crimp tool I recommend. Others here at SNS have used it with great results.
Here is a more complete description of the tool aid 18920 kit. Amazon still has the best price I've seen on this kit.Hey Frank, I have the Packard crimpers for 56 style and weather-pac. About a c-note a piece. Love um but tell me about that set from Amazon. Do they do the Metri-Pac terminals and what are the other dies for?
To the original poster…
Think about your house. They run the big wires from the pole to the house first (battery cables and main power distribution). Set the breaker panel (fuse box). Land all the outlets, switches and junction boxes (headlights, ignition, fuel punp, distributor, ect.) And then lastly, they string wire between all of them. That’s the same way it should be done on a car. Land everything electrical first and then wire it up.
The best way to approach this is with a plan. Know what you are doing, and use the internet to research what you are unclear of. As has been said, the AAW kit is about as simple and straightforward as can be. What are you issues your running into? Wire routing?I just started and already am having troubles and getting angry. Is there any Vids out there that go step by step?
I am not sure about metri pac terminals. They have 5 die sets for different crimps. One is for Delphi packard double crimps, but I have found these to work only on the 56 series FEMALE terminals, as the male terminals have locking tabs that do not allow the terminal to be crimped in the jaws without being smashed up. And they are more of a 'universial' type of crimp. Its not a Delphi tool, but they get a decent double crimp where you need the conductor AND the insulator crimped. This is a single action double crimp. (I have delphi tools, and although slim, there is a difference in quality.)Hey Frank, I have the Packard crimpers for 56 style and weather-pac. About a c-note a piece. Love um but tell me about that set from Amazon. Do they do the Metri-Pac terminals and what are the other dies for?
You have a lot of crimps to make and after all that work you want the wiring to be reliable. The 100 dollars you spend now will seem like nothing by the time you finish. I have wired 3 cars and having the proper crimper(s) is a life saver.Yea I'm just taking a step back and thinking stuff over. I have a PoS crimper so I will just buy a nicer one that will crimp correctly. I guess that was my main issue and I was just being a little girl. But also it just seemed a little confusing on where all the stuff goes. I'll just take it slow and definitely ask questions.
Yea, I just can't really afford the expensive ones. whats about this one... [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Delphi-Packard-Five-cavity-Wide-range-Crimping/dp/B003MWJ6SA/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1353901653&sr=1-2&keywords=packard+56+terminals[/ame]