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Old 07-30-2005, 10:22 AM
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Wiring quick-disconnect

I just installed a Painless wiring harness in my '50 Ford F1. I want to be able to easily remove the front end. Therefore I want to isolate the wiring for the front lights, turn signals, alternator, horn etc. Wiring to motor is not involved in this. What I'm looking for is some kind of quick disconnect harness or connector that will handle the approx 15 wires involved. Is something like this available somewhere? Is there something close that I could modify?

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Stock GM fuse box has a male female plug on the firewall. The plug has one bolt in the center so it doesn't come lose. Once removed from the car. You can cut off the fuse box part.
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Large Class 8 tractors use the same set-up you desire.They utilize Weather-Pak connectors and mount to the edge of the fram and then to the hood.If the hood has to be removed for charge air cooler,radiator or major engine work,we simply unplug the connections and remove the hood.
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Where can you actually get this stuff? Nobody I've tried carries it. Sure would be nice if the wiring guys {painless, ez wire etc.} would have it available. Only place I've found with stuff along those lines is Waytek.
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Check here. You will need to get the terminals,housings and the tool makes it easier.You will need a strightened paper clip or the tool to remove the terminals for any future repair you may need to make.The tool is a safer bet as to not mess up the housing.WetherPak
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Looks like nice stuff. I'll have to check it next week when my brain works again. Too many hours this week, I'm going to go hide for a day or two.
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Past installs

Doc here,

The way I have done it in the past, is get an accurate wire Count on the wires going fore and aft..

Then find a male and Female Molex Type Connector and pins with connector "Lock downs" or screws, to house them all.

Install the vehicle side of the harness inside a 6 x 6 weatherize metal box, with the connector end extending out a hole you will have to cut to make to fit the connector, and plug the fender side of the harness into that. weather proof the box and mount it on any convenient spot on the firewall, and it will last for years..

Tin all the wires and then crimp, then lay in a small amount of solder after for best connections.

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