So if I cut and splice appropriate wires from Caravan wires to the Daytona wires (power to power, headlight to headlight, etc to etc all corresponding wires. everything should function correctly....I hope...I'm still looking for the caravan wiring and actually the van is a 1991 if that changes things I hope not. I have both vehicles side by side in my garage and they both seem to have the same relays, amount of wires going to the main plug on firewall...haven't checked to see if the wire colours are the same (wishful thinking but manufacturers do tend to do that) ill find out tomorrow going to dealer to get wiring diagrams/chart for both hopefully. Will be posting progress as we go along...pulling motors and trans' tomorrow...funny thing we took the Daytona for it's last 4 banger ride today and blew the head gasket....could this be a sign...maybe meant to be.
Having done similar type swaps before, I would recommend separating the engine and body wiring some. Only cut and splice the engine specific wires on the Daytona. I usually do this by back tracing the engine specific connectors and cutting them out. I would stagger the cuts so that the splices will happen over a wider area to avoid excessive bulging of the wiring harness.
Going by colors will get you 90-95% of the way there. The wiring diagrams are helpful for the remainder.
How are you going to do the splicing? Soldering and heat shrink tubing is "best". Do NOT get Harbor Freight heat shrink tubing the stuff gets BRITTLE once it is shrunk. Lowe's and SummitRacing.com sell better stuff.
Another option would be crimp on connectors with heat shrink plastic over them. (ie. "Marine" grade crimp-on butt connectors.) The two issues with this are price and bulky. But they are quick and seal against water well. Around here, Lowe's and Menard's sell them.
I know the fate saying 'it is time' feeling. My '87 Shadow (2.5 turbo) had a catastrophic failure. So I took the opportunity to drop a 3.0L V6 in and have been smiling ever since!
If you want some porting done on the 3.3L heads, let me know.
Ed Kelly - Kelly-Mulhern Performance