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Old 04-13-2013, 07:07 PM
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Chev 350, engine wiring conduit...?

I'd like to find (or make) a conduit or two to run the engine wiring over the intake manifold. Alt wire(s), A/C wire, choke wire, etc.

Anyone know of such a thing? not really sure what to call it, what to search for.

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Old 04-13-2013, 07:12 PM
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Split plastic convoluted wiring covers (which were used by GM as OEM) are available at every parts store. You can get the original black, or you can get them in various colors. They come in different sizes based on the number of wires you need to protect.

If you are worried about heat you can also get silver-colored wire covers that are heat resistant. I've seen them mostly as OEM, but I'm sure the parts stores also have them. Summit Racing sells Russell Performance wire wrap that is good up to 250 degrees.

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I'm looking to make this a well thought-out as possible. My side panels will be off most of the time, so seeing a $4.00 wire wrapper draped on the engine of a $50,000.00 build won't cut it.

I'm thinking of using 1/2" rigid electrical conduit open at the firewall end and perforated and dressed with grommets where a wire needs to exit.

I can't believe there isn't something already out there.
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If you have welding skills...... I once made something sim to what you are asking, for a boat.

I took some 1" square tubing, cut it with all the ness angles to route it where it needed to go, welded it back togeather, kinda looked like snake with many 45 and 22 degree bends etc.... Then using a die grinder with a cut-off wheel, I cut the top off drilled some holes and welded some nuts on the inside to bolt the top back on. I ran the fuel line and all the elec wires to the eng inside the channel, when they needed to exit I drilled a hole out of the bottom of the channel etc...... I painted mine but a chrome one would look sweet. It took forever to make but it cleaned up the eng area on the boat very nicely.
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If you have welding skills...... I once made something sim to what you are asking, for a boat.

I took some 1" square tubing, cut it with all the ness angles to route it where it needed to go, welded it back togeather, kinda looked like snake with many 45 and 22 degree bends etc.... Then using a die grinder with a cut-off wheel, I cut the top off drilled some holes and welded some nuts on the inside to bolt the top back on. I ran the fuel line and all the elec wires to the eng inside the channel, when they needed to exit I drilled a hole out of the bottom of the channel etc...... I painted mine but a chrome one would look sweet. It took forever to make but it cleaned up the eng area on the boat very nicely.
That's a great idea. Flat sides makes installing grommets a snap.

The more I think about this though, the bigger the project is getting *ugh*. But, that's why we do this, right? Garage time beats watching summer re-runs.
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How about using copper tubing? It can be chromed, satin nickel-plated, or powder-coated. You can flare the ends to make it look pretty and not chafe the wires.
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How about using copper tubing? It can be chromed, satin nickel-plated, or powder-coated. You can flare the ends to make it look pretty and not chafe the wires.
Actually, highly polished and cleared might be an incredible contrast to the chrome and SS. Also, with rivets it'll look kinda steam-punk.
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