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BIG UGLY 1 catches FIRE on way home

Tim Tackett or anyone else who knows where I can get a wiring harness for a 1977 DODGE M-883,let me know.I had a 77 dodge van that did the same thing [short out and catch fire],so as soon as it started I was trying to get off the road and get to the battery,but so much damage in such a short[no pun intended] time,all the lights blew out,battery cook,wires burnt,new brain cooked,gagues cooked,ect.ect..LIFE IS GOOD,Thanks for the help,RR
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dayummm man, im sorry to hear that. ill keep my eyes open for one. ill see if i can find a old issue of mvpm to help ya out rick. if theres anything i kin do to help ya bro, let me know.
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hey rick, talkin to richard, he says to check out boyce.com.. says they might have it.
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Dam rick if you was closer i would come up make you a new harness

check see if it like a regular Pk if so i no where there are plenty of them

i can get you aldata wirescmatic for that year too
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Rick, I wish you'd have a string of good luck . I guess the truck could've burned to the ground , though . I'm not sure other than the old girl being an M series if the wiring isn't any different than the heavy duty commercial series trucks . I'll check around with some of my sources this weekend .
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i had that happen to a few dodges that were 70tys vintage. i don't know what caused it most of the time. but they were bad about it. mike
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As best as I can tell,I had a catastrophic ground failure.It seems several of the small ground lines rotted thru and for what ever the reason the MAIN ground to the frame loosen up.At that point ,all the power was doing was looking for a ground.It blew out all the lights,and all electrical componets to include two new $140.00 gell cell batteries.I will try to get insurance to do their part,we shall see.I did find a surplus company that carries the wiring harness.Thanks for all you help,RR
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Rick,

Sorry to hear of the bad news. Try saturnsurplus.com I have bought a lot from them and they have LOTs of stuff for the M880 series including wiring harnesses.

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Thanks Tim,I ordered the wiring today.Insurance is going to pay for most of it and since I am not taking the rental car ,I can take that money and apply to my deductable.Life Is Good,RR
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