View Full Version : Electrical: Avanti wire harness

11-13-2017, 02:44 PM
Am looking for a complete wire harness for an early Avanti. 1963. What's out there? NOS, Reproduction, or real nice orig.

rusty nut garage
11-13-2017, 03:09 PM

very well done harness's

11-13-2017, 05:37 PM
Also available reproduced by Studebakers West in Redwood City, CA.

11-13-2017, 06:33 PM
The best buy for the money is Studebakers West, but they can take a year or more to get once you order. Dave Thiebault sells the ones I had reproduced by Y-n-Z. You will not find better. Not cheap.

11-15-2017, 10:11 AM
Thanks fellows. I will try one of them

Deaf Mute
11-17-2017, 03:27 PM
Dave Thiebault was able to get me one within a couple weeks when mine went up in smoke. I don't know where he got it, however, as I do not think he builds them up. If I remember right there was only one connection that gave me any trouble & was easily corrected. At that time LarkWorks didn't even have a pattern for one, but I think they do now. HOWEVER, the green external wire is now in the harness (which would probably cost you a point in authenticity judging).

11-17-2017, 08:21 PM
Studebakers West has had Avanti chassis harnesses on back order for a few years now. I think it’s unlikely that they’ll be available from them anytime soon. Carl told me that they’re just too busy and Avanti harnesses are too time consuming.

I asked Lark Works and they have the pattern and lead time seemed very reasonable.

11-17-2017, 09:23 PM
I did buy an Avanti Chassis Harness from Studebakers West a couple of years ago and received it in a reasonable time.
I currently have a ‘63 Hawk Chassis and Taillight Harness on order, and I was told the lead time would be a couple of months, since they were somewhat backlogged.
I find that when my customers are ordering a Chassis Harness, that they are typically in a long range restoration project and thus there is no urgent need.
And I will say there have been times I have received a Harness in a week or two.