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First I'd like to say thanks to all who responded (especially Dean_T), you got me thinking again and made me dig deaper.
The strange wires and connector below did in fact turn out to be the connector for the turn signal flasher. The evidence of this being grafted into the wiring harness was well hidden behind old (at least 10 years) electrical tape that looked factory.

Your replies made me realize that a PO had modified the emergency flasher harness and was using the emergency flasher for the turn signal, I replaced the emergency flasher switch and harness due to a bad switch, but just didn't clue in on the fact that there should be two flashers, to make matters worse the connector looks 35 years old. The sad part is I've rewired 2 other '66's, but it's been years.

I decided to go through the entire system wire-by-wire completely removing the main wiring harness from the dash including the fuse box. I found only one other minor anomaly in this harness.

Again I'd like to say thanks to my fellow VMFers for lending a hand and not putting me down for making a stupid assumption.
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I've replaced 2 complete harnesses in 66 conv's and am going to replace the one in the coupe this spring. The NPD harnesses were very correctly color coded to the wire diagram. The harness I just gor from restoremustangs.com looks like a different story. If some of the wires were not obvious you could probably not trace them from a diagram.
Good luck on your endevor.

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1966 White Pony Int.(289)A Code
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Although I'd like the harness to be perfect, it doesn't warrent the cost of a complete replacement for 3 patched wires. Just curious though, what did you pay for your main under dash harness from NPD, Mustangs Unlimited lists them for $399.

Jason
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Guards Red 2000 Porsche Boxster

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I paid about $350 for my new harness, IIRC. I got mine from Sacramento Mustang a couple years ago, soon after they came out in reproduction. My harness was so butchered and screwed up, it was well worth the money.

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I paid about $400 from NPD about 2 years ago, but like johnpro stated that one was a real hatchet job. The last one from restoremustangs I used the 30% coupon at year end and only paid about $250.

1966 Red Conv (200)
1966 White Pony Int.(289)A Code
1966 Coupe (289) C Code
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