Getting A Harness On The New Year

posted Jan 6, 2016, 7:17 PM by Jonathan Imberi   [ updated Jan 6, 2016, 7:23 PM ]

It has been far too long since there were regular updates on Project: K.I.T.T. That is going to change starting now! We decided to dive right back into the project with something big, so we ordered KITT's new wiring harnesses. This is truly where all the magic begins. KITT would not be KITT without a solid electrical harness powering all his awesome systems and electronics.

As previously discussed, we have decided to go with a new harness entirely and wire KITT from scratch. There are just too many variables when trying to reuse an old harness. We will still need many of the connectors from the old harness, but all the wiring will be new.

We decided to go with harnesses from Painless Performance. I have done a lot of research and Painless Performance seems to have the highest quality custom harnesses, offering the most flexibility and great support.

KITT's chassis harness will be Painless Part #10201 28 Circuit Classic-Plus Customizable Chassis Harness -GM Keyed Column

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We are also ordered Painless Part#70920 PowerBraid Chassis Harness Kit

PowerBraid is a flexible, semi-rigid material, with a tough woven texture and appearance to enhance the look and protect the insulation of any electrical wires. I use something similar to this at work for all of our computer cable management. This stuff is awesome and much more resilient that the old plastic style sheathing.

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KITT's Fuel Injection harness will be Painless Part #60101 1982-93 GM 4.3L V6; 5.0,5.7 & 7.4L V8 TBI Harness Std. Length
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We are also ordered Painless Part#70921 PowerBraid Fuel Injection Harness Kit
Painless called me today to verify my order, and told me it should ship out today. I am really looking forward to receiving it, and I will do an unboxing video when it arrives!