Thru the firewall connectors...

Electrical and Ignition

  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Well-Known Member

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    I'd ask Andrew (Blue Missile). I know he is running some in his Duster and he has almost as many electronics in his car as an F16 fighter jet. He posted a link to them in his thread. I'll try and see if I can dig it up as that thread is quite long

    EDIT: He used Cir connectors. Here's a good example of them.
    http://www.hubelectronics.co.uk/pro...-circular/milc-d38999-standard-circular-range

    He has some pics on this page of his thread
    http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/showthread.php?t=48363&page=39

    he crammed 34 in on the same connector so maybe they will suit your needs. I know you are looking for a weatherpack, but I figured I would come back and edit this post and not leave ya hanging
     
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      inkjunkie Well-Known Member

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      Thank you Sir. I knew someone on here had a thread going about cramming a whole bunch of electronics into an a-body, just could not remember who it was. Don't necessarily need weather packs to get thru the firewall, just figured it would be convenient seeing as how that is what I will be using everywhere else.

      I have been searching for "canon plugs", that is what someone told me they were called. Have not looked in a while but I seem to remember every place I looked I was going to need to finance our property to buy a male/female set of plugs....
       
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      Not a problem. I asked Andrew a while back on a source for those Cir connectors he used. I can't remember how much they were though off the top of my head. its been a good while. IIRC is was like in the realm of $27
       
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      I do remember pming back & forth with Andrew on his source for them...but like every other pm/email that I have saved for one reason or another I can not find it. Need to go down and talk to a neighbor, Tony. He owns/runs a small aircraft repair business at a local airpark...when I visited him one a while back at his shop I spied somethings I may be able to use...
       
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      An Amphenol type plug might be the best option. We use them at work. They aren't cheap. The type 67Dart273 shows we term "clickie-lock". They are the latest/greatest. I recall buying a few 53-pin ones some years ago for ~$100 ea. You would do better to search for surplus ones on ebay, especially for the older 1/4-turn or multi-turn ones. I have had clue-less managers order us to dump boxes of new Amphenols still in the package in the dumpster during clean-ups for CEO visits. We did so, but went out later and recovered them ($20K worth). I am sure some government facilities sell them cheap as surplus on the pallet, thus they show up on ebay.

      Another question is why you need a bulkhead connector. I expect the factory used them to speed assembly. Most cars no longer used them after they changed to fuel injection and the number of wires went way up. I know when I have stripped 80-90's GM trucks (for HEI & such), the harness runs straight thru the firewall, with just one big grommet.
       
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      Thanks for reminding me of this. I have a half dozen or so of the Ford grommets from several EEC harness's that I messed with over the years, just need to find them. I have an a-body fuel tank grommet that I am looking at that might work as well. Was just thinking I might be able to keep things neater with plugs...but then again I have learned over the years that the more connections you have the more likely a gremlin is apt to appear.

      Does not surprise me about being told to toss them into a dumpster. I lived near a Shimano warehouse/repair center in NJ. Around the 15th of every month they must have done inventory or something as there dumpster was over flowing with brand new Shimano fishing reels. Had a buddy that was a fisherman, he would always go digging to find ones he did not have...
       
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      brown & miller racing solution are the people you need to talk to there in concord N,C I have there address & # if you need it. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT DO THE HARNESSES FOR NASCAR BUT THERE REASONABLE!
       
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      If you could get me there contact info that would be great....Thanks....
       
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