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Username Post: BULKHEAD CONNECTORS        (Topic#272942)
72novaproject 
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72novaproject
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12-02-11 09:56 AM - Post#2164149    

I am looking for a multi pin bulkhead connector for my firewall. Six or eight pins should do it. Essentially I want to route most of the engine harness through the connector behind the distributor so the wires route through the interior rather than across the firewall under the hood. This will also let me mount some of the relays under the dash rather than under the hood for a cleaner appearance. I looked at WAYTEC WIRE and saw some MOLEX connectors but I am not sure if they can be mounted bulkhead style.

I know some of you tri-5 guys have found some stuff to clean up under the hood so I am looking for some tip where to find these.

I am counting on you Don!

Thanks,

Steve
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acardon 
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12-02-11 12:54 PM - Post#2164193    
    In response to 72novaproject

American Auto Wire has an 8 and a 9 wire bulkhead connector. The 8 wire is standard on a 55 and 57 Chevy under the drivers fender. I also used a 9 wire under the passenger fender to get power into the dash from the starter and to power ECM, A/C, starter sol, fan control, ect. You can use 12 gauge wire with it. Link to AAW bulkhead.
Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
72novaproject 
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12-06-11 06:03 AM - Post#2165568    
    In response to acardon

Thanks Don! That is exactly what I was looking for. My internet has been down but I just ordered the 9 pin, 6 pin and 4 pin for various areas around the car.

Did you use an AAW kit for your car Don? If so how did you like it?

I am ready to order a harness but not sure which brand or how many circuits as I have not looked into it yet. They all seem to come with a modern fuse panel and plenty of wire but…

From what I understand most of them don’t come with any of the bulb socket pigtails or any of the factory terminal ends. I have a lot of custom circuits for drag racing stuff I need to build but I need all the normal stuff that came in these cars like tail/stop/turn, heater blower controls and things like that.

Any advice?

Steve

P.S. You’re 57 is looking sharp! I need to get out there and see it in person. I love that red. It jumps out at ya. As I recall you had a little trouble finding just the right red and I think you nailed it. Have you got a link to pictures of it finished? It was in primer when I last saw it.
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acardon 
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12-06-11 03:47 PM - Post#2165746    
    In response to 72novaproject

Steve, I didn't use an AAW harness, but wish I had, just to get the model year specific plugs and boots that come with the AAW kits. I rerouted all the wiring to hide the wires under the fenders, so I didn't think I needed the AAW harness. I ended up spending extra for a lot of the switches, connectors, sockets, ect. that comes with the AAW kit. If you can get an update kit (more circuits than stock) from AAW, I think it would be worth it.
Here's some pictures of my car when it was at the upholstery shop. ..... Link to 57 chevy.
Don
66 Corvair (driving)
57 2dr HT (driving)
56 2dr HT (waiting to be restored)


 
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