There's something to be said about climbing into your classic Ford and having the feeling of being in a time machine; being transported back to the '60s and simpler times. A time when you had to pump the gas pedal to start your car, adjust your choke for summer or winter use, and roll your windows up and down by hand. Now we know some people do enjoy "turning back the clock" but we're all about modifications, upgrades and modernization around here. Fuel injection, power windows, and all those modern conveniences are what really trips our trigger-after all, these things make life easier. So when we first heard about Painless Performance Products' Convenience Module earlier this year at the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show, we knew it was meant for the likes of us and we couldn't wait to get our hands on one. Fortunately, the good folks at Painless put us at the top of the list for a module of our own to play with.
The Painless Convenience Module is a simple-to-install controller with minimal wiring. It can usually be connected to your existing harness (factory or aftermarket wiring) without cutting your wiring by using special Posi-Taps. The module has six modern features that you can add to your classic Ford: automatic headlamps, headlamp delay, headlamp reminder chime, turn signal reminder chime, theater dimming interior lights with delay, and radio delay until exit. With more and more new cars coming with these features standard, including the current Mustang, you probably don't have to look any further than your own driveway to find a car with some or all of these features. Like us, once you get used to having these features in your daily driver, it's really nice to hop into your classic and have the same features. We especially appreciate the headlight warning chime and turn signal reminder chime (hold the age jokes please), and the automatic headlights are a great feature we like as well. The Painless Performance Convenience Module is currently shipping and is available under part number 63040. Suggested retail is $573.95, but like all things "suggested," we've found it for quite a bit cheaper online, so do your homework before buying.