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power distribution too many wires for my solenoid

I am looking for a power distribution block. I have too many power leads for my solenoid and I'm eliminating the solenoid anyway.

Somewhere I saw something that mounted to your frame rail or inner fender with 2 bolts and then a single threaded with a nut sticking out to attach all your power leads and battery cable.

I am not looking for a battery terminal to go through the firewall.

Thanks for the help!

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I got mine from this guy, MadElectrical but here must be other sources.
Itīs pretty difficult to get MadElectrical on the phone.
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Take a look at these items that are sold by Summit (and other vendors).
Painless Wiring 80112 - Painless Performance Junction Blocks - Overview - SummitRacing.com
Goodmark 4143-374-672 - Goodmark Electrical Junction Blocks - Overview - SummitRacing.com

There is also a stock heavy duty GM terminal strip that is used on late 80's and early 90's GM pickup trucks. It has five posts on it, and it is usually mounted on the firewall above the passenger side valve cover. You can get one a the junkyard for a few dollars.

The older (73-87) GM trucks also have a two-post terminal connector mounted on the firewall near the brake booster. A single power feed runs from the solenoid/starter up to that junction and then it is used to power the fuse box and under hood accessories.

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I am looking for a power distribution block. I have too many power leads for my solenoid and I'm eliminating the solenoid anyway.

Somewhere I saw something that mounted to your frame rail or inner fender with 2 bolts and then a single threaded with a nut sticking out to attach all your power leads and battery cable.

I am not looking for a battery terminal to go through the firewall.

Thanks for the help!
Is the distribution block in addition to, or instead of, a fuse box? Reason I ask is because all the wires need to be protected in some way (fuse, circuit breaker, fusible link) anyway, so it might be easier and more efficient to use a small auxiliary fuse box like mentioned in the thread: Ideas for race car wiring.

If the circuits are sufficiently protected the way they are now, the simpler blocks like shown can be used. The double block's terminals can be connected together w/a copper lug if extra capacity is needed.
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Thanks guys. Yes, all wires are protected by fuses down line. Basically, my battery is in the trunk so everything is meeting at this point: alternator, starter, electric fan, EFI harness, main fuse block, and headlight relays for halogen headlights. I have branched off a few of those into one maxi fuse block, but all those big gauge leads take up some room on a single post.
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Ditto on the GM blocks. I grabbed a bunch of them on my last trip to the yard for my chevelle. I haven't found a better one for the money. They have a bakelite type body and I believe metric threads...I use 5/16 ring terminals for them. A couple pics attached....I use them for ground and power.

I'm also trying a stinger block with MIDI/ANL fuses. It is under the dash and distributes using 4 awg cable.
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