Fairlane Owners/Enthusiasts Forum Index
  The time now is Fri Jul 12, 2024 1:19 pm   

Fairlane Owners/Enthusiasts Forum Index -> Swap/Interchange Tech Information

Electrical Wiring Upgrade

  Author    Thread Post new topic Reply to topic
Junior Member

Joined: 16 Nov 2006
Posts: 13
Location: Illinois
Electrical Wiring Upgrade

I found my 67 Fairlane in the South Pacific on the Island of Luzon more than 30 years ago. I was stationed overseas for more than 18 years during my military career and had to put her in storage during many of those years. I retired from the military and just recently retired from my second career and now want to focus on fully restoring my car. I purchased a donor car a few years ago and upgrading the front suspension, swapping the 289 for a 351C Cobra Jet with an aluminum radiator, while changing the C-4 to a C-6, and obtaining a 9' rear end. I installed a Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust system and reupholstered the donor car interior and installed it in my Fairlane. Due to the age of the wiring and the years it sat in a rented storage facility I think that I really should rewire the car.
Does anyone have any recommendations on how I should proceed? I know very little about rewiring a vehicle and have been unable to find wiring systems specifically designed for the Fairlane. Any Suggestions?

Post Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:54 am 
 View user's profile Send private message  Reply with quote  
Senior Member

Joined: 17 Jun 2008
Posts: 100
Location: ha. md.

a replacement direct fit wiring harness kit is unknown to me, but there is a company that is supposedly in development stage for a kit. i replied to a search for an acceptable car for development and was given a reply that cars had been selected. hopefully they release it soon and get the 66/67 500/gt/xl variations sorted. i will be a buyer myself.
66-500 289 c4 nightmist
66-gta springtime yellow

Post Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:53 pm 
 View user's profile Send private message  Reply with quote  
Senior Member

Joined: 09 Mar 2006
Posts: 1008
Location: ontario, canada
Fairlane wiring

Yea, I read that either Painless wiring or Dennis Carpenter had borrowed a 66 F;lane & were going through the wiring to mock up a Do it yourself kit,
There are the universal kits, 8 to 12 circuits from Painless if you know what your doing.
I've done some of it, Battery relocation kit, Headlight replay upgrade kit & the under hood "start em up kit" all from Mad Electrical.
But, I'd love to do a under dash upgrade, moving that silly Headlight fuse box to a 10 -12 circuit separate fuse box that you could at least get to easily.
I;m just not very "electrical friendly" so unless I can buy a kit I.E- - cut this, solder that , move this, mount this kinda kit,
I;m wary of messing with the stock stuff.
roger powell

Post Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:51 pm 
 View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail  Reply with quote  
Senior Member

Joined: 12 Mar 2006
Posts: 151
Location: Dayton TN

I am looking at some of the modular packard boxes.

you can replace fuses with relays. all weather proof and wires up like metripac stuff does.

only messy part will be the headlight switch conversion.
1962 Fairlane- 250" aussie inline six cleveland, T5, hydroboost disc brakes, power steering, EFI....the list goes on.

Post Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:18 pm 
 View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger  Reply with quote  
  Display posts from previous:      
Post new topic Reply to topic

Jump to:  

Last Thread | Next Thread  >

Forum Rules:
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001 phpBB Group
phpXP2 Template by Vereor.

This theme is to be used only for the promotion of Windows(TM) XP and its associated products. - Read the full disclaimer
I, the developer, take no responsibility for use of this theme against the wishes of Microsoft(R).

Create your own free forum now!
Terms of Service Purchase Ad Removal Forum Archive Report Abuse