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    Avanti wire harness

    Am looking for a complete wire harness for an early Avanti. 1963. What's out there? NOS, Reproduction, or real nice orig.
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    http://www.larkworks.com/

    very well done harness's

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    Also available reproduced by Studebakers West in Redwood City, CA.

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    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.
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    Thanks fellows. I will try one of them
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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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