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TOPIC: Painless Wiring

Painless Wiring 9 years, 1 month ago #8401

  • kevo
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Anybody ever ripped out most of the useless wiring and just wired the necessities (fan, fuel, power, brakes, etc.) using Painless Wiring's fuse block and/or switch panel?

Re: Painless Wiring 9 years, 1 month ago #8402

That's on my to do list for the winter break. I've got the Painless setup in hand already. Here's my wiring diagram (89 chassis but should pretty much work for any late car):

pages.prodigy.net/steruth/_uimages/wiringdiagram.jpg
Last Edit: 9 years, 1 month ago by 944Racer72.

Re: Painless Wiring 9 years, 1 month ago #8403

  • B1BFlyer
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What's the estimated weight savings from reducing the harness?

Thanks,
Ryan
Ryan Peterson
Abilene, TX
924s, #21

Oversteer scares passengers, understeer scares drivers.

Re: Painless Wiring 9 years, 1 month ago #8404

I'll let you know in December

For me, it is about reliability. This was hammered home when I had a DNF last Saturday from second place due to the plug coming off of my ignition switch. That probably cost me my chance at the championship.

I plan to use high end connectors and simplify everything. The weight savings is icing on the cake.

Re: Painless Wiring 9 years, 1 month ago #8407

Complete wiring harness (minus DME to motor wiring), was 33lbs from an '86 car. Replaced it with less than 2 lbs of wires!
Eric Kuhns

National Director Emeritus

2007, & 2008 National Champion
2011, 2012 2nd

Re: Painless Wiring 9 years, 1 month ago #8409

  • B1BFlyer
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Well I can certainly understand your motivation with from a reliability standpoint! And an added 30lb drop in weight to boot sounds like a worthwhile investment from both fronts.
Ryan Peterson
Abilene, TX
924s, #21

Oversteer scares passengers, understeer scares drivers.
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