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anyone in the sac area make a harness from scratch???

im looking to buy about 25 ft of 7 wires insulated harness... know where to get it locally??

possibly some help getting this thing done.. ill make it worth your while lol..

I wanna try to get it done in a day, ive got a fresh motor sitting in the boat ready for breakin and the wiring just wont work properly... I need to start fresh on this.

let me know!
 

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I did my Miller from scratch last year. Wasn't a big deal. Where in Sacramento are you located?

Off of northgate and hwy 80... natomas area pretty much.
 

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What motor and what other stuff are you running that needs to be wired.

olds 455 and complete set of gauges...

tach, water temp, oil press, fuel and voltage.

i dont have one of the distribution blocks on the bellhousing just wired direct harness to motor... The harness has been so hacked its hard to make sense of.. lol
 

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That's how my Miller was too so I tore everything out and started from scratch. I think it's easier if you add the block and a 30 amp breaker there and then run everything up front from there.
 

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That's how my Miller was too so I tore everything out and started from scratch. I think it's easier if you add the block and a 30 amp breaker there and then run everything up front from there.

last nite i couldnt find any hot wires under the dash.... so i ran a direct wire from the bat to my tester then crawled under the dash..

what i found is there are no hot wires running to the switch. the only hot wire i found was ran to the voltage gauge then jumped to the other gauges.

When i switch my tester to the + terminal i found all the "HOT" wires on the switch were actually -

Its almost as if the + was used to ground the system.. very weird.

Where did you get the block and breaker?
 

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Not trying to but in but if you guys make up two I would be interested. Mine works but it is OLD and been spiced a couple of times by others I can take photos of the Dist. block and what ever else if you need any of that.
Please just let me know if I can help. I am in the Redding area so a little far away. but we can take pictures and send via email.
thanks Jim aka Wilseya
 

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Th eOlds engine and the Chevy should wire up the same. So should the starters and Distributor. So wiring shouldn't be a big deal.
 

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But they are made by Hardin Marine and so generic that you end up with enough wire to do several boats, just using the wrong color code. That's why I decided to make my own. I think that's what was in my Miller and it was a mess.
 

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Matt, I did both of my boats with that harness. You know where to find me:)hand
tim what harness u speaking of? im just getting a 8 wire trailer loom and junction boxnd following a simple diagram i found on here. i may need sum assisnce if ur up to smash a ice cold 3o pack with me haha
 

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Fleet, what size wire would you say is being used for the gauges, lighting, etc. I know the mail power and ground to the dash, I ran #10 since it also supplied the starting circuit. I'm thinking #16 would be enough for everything else. The wire I took out of my boat< I'll bet, was #18.
 

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WOW #12's. That's some massive wiring for some low currant flows. On a truck trailer I think they go that high due to the number of lights that are being operated.
 

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I guess it would. You'd never pull a load enough to burn up that wiring. If you did, you would have a serious problem. :D
 
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