Wiring ideas for your car

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Re: Wiring ideas for your car

Postby 62Cometman » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:41 pm

Hey there i didnt see if you had decided anything on running wires into your doors, everyone was talking about how they dont like wire in loom designs and id generally say i agree but luckily someone thought of a intelligent alternative check out these door jam connections

https://www.amazon.com/Keep-Clean-16135 ... B003TVL5N8

they use a brass contact with a steel plate that makes connection for your door when they are closed and opens the connection when their open without having to bend wires, the down side obviously being that you cant control anything on the door with it open but they work really well, painless used to sell a simlar design that has since been discontinued for some unknown reason
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Re: Wiring ideas for your car

Postby tomb22 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:55 pm

62Cometman wrote:Hey there i didnt see if you had decided anything on running wires into your doors, everyone was talking about how they dont like wire in loom designs and id generally say i agree but luckily someone thought of a intelligent alternative check out these door jam connections


Thanks for bringing these up Cometman. I saw these and thought about it, but I want to use the courtesy lights in the doors. I'm thinking of going with this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Life-W ... 1842561722 Lou gave me this link.

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Re: Wiring ideas for your car

Postby Kingspeedy2 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:02 pm

As per most things there are pros and cons. MY American autowire update kit doesn't have firewall connector so I was wondering about alternative methods of passing the bulk of the wires from a new wiring harness from the fuse block through to the engine compartment.
you can have a Delphi gang connector or similar as what Tom22 shows earlier In this post which groups most of the wires into a neat package.Very similar to the OEM which would probably outlast me anyway
the cons with that style is you have a crimp connect on the wires on both sides of the connector and then you are relying on the contact between the connector itself.
It makes sense to avoid unnecessary connections if you can as that's were trouble lies. What other methods can be deployed for going through to the fire wall to keep the wire runs joint free yet neat with out having a bunch of individual grommets and or just a bunch of wires In a harness surrounded by silicone

EDIT ;I did find this site on line whch has a lot of clean looking grommet devices http://sealsit.com/product-category/grommet-seal/
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Re: Wiring ideas for your car

Postby Lou's Comet » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:30 pm

Kingspeedy2 wrote:As per most things there are pros and cons. MY American autowire update kit doesn't have firewall connector so I was wondering about alternative methods of passing the bulk of the wires from a new wiring harness from the fuse block through to the engine compartment.
you can have a Delphi gang connector or similar as what Tom22 shows earlier In this post which groups most of the wires into a neat package.Very similar to the OEM which would probably outlast me anyway
the cons with that style is you have a crimp connect on the wires on both sides of the connector and then you are relying on the contact between the connector itself.
It makes sense to avoid unnecessary connections if you can as that's were trouble lies. What other methods can be deployed for going through to the fire wall to keep the wire runs joint free yet neat with out having a bunch of individual grommets and or just a bunch of wires In a harness surrounded by silicone


I am going to have individual grommets on mine. Ron Francis wiring kits also do not have a firewall connector, and they actually advise against it. Every crimp, connector, or contact can be a future problem. Plus I am using heavier gauge for some of the stuff. I don't want to run 12 gauge wire into a connector designed for 14-16 kwim?

On mine I will have 5 grommets, one for each side lights, parking lights and horn running inside of each fender. One for the wires going to engine, one for the positive going to starter and one for the negative going to block. Although I may combine the pos and neg into one grommet. If you put a covering over the wires and use a grommet to fit the covering I think it will still be a clean looking install.

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Re: Wiring ideas for your car

Postby rjones35 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:37 pm

I'm a little late on this one, sorry..... wiring isn't my thing, so when I saw how jacked up the wiring on my 63 was when I got it, I knew it had to all be replaced. I wanted simple and good, and easy to I stall. I looked at a bunch and ended up with Centech. Really good to deal with. I sent him what I had, and he made one for my car. I reused some of the tailight and headlight harnesses, the rest was new.
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