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    I am rewiring my twin 5.7 chevys. I am looking for connectors that will allow me to plug and unplug the engine in a modular fashion. That is remove the engine still completely wired.

    My old engines were wired that way but used a 7 pin rubber molded flat plug that can't be reused.

    The question where can I find a plug male and female to make this work? I have been thinking of using a round 7 pin trailer lights type connector. Im not sure if that is a good or bad idea.

    Im looking for ideas.
    1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
    twin 454's
    MV Mar-Y-Sol
    1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
    Twin chevy 350's inboard
    Ben- Jamin
    spokane Washington

    #2
    A round cannon plug connecter would probably be the ideal type, such as those used on aircraft. They tend to be moisture resistant and also lock together for a secure connection. Where to obtain something like that for personal use I'm not sure. I'll try to look for something if I get the chance later.

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      #3
      ViperSpec wrote:
      A round cannon plug connecter would probably be the ideal type, such as those used on aircraft. They tend to be moisture resistant and also lock together for a secure connection. Where to obtain something like that for personal use I'm not sure. I'll try to look for something if I get the chance later.
      I have seen those and was kind of what I have been looking for. The only ones I could find don't have the correct amount of pins or cant carry the load I need. These are #10 and #8 wires. The ones I have found have only #16 wires
      1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
      twin 454's
      MV Mar-Y-Sol
      1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
      Twin chevy 350's inboard
      Ben- Jamin
      spokane Washington

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        #4
        Dave, your thread reminded me that I needed to call Scott @ URS. I just did that, and he has several connectors that he thinks may work.

        He'll be sending me some information that I'll pass onto you.

        Not suggesting that URS is the only route to go. There may be other good sources also.

        .
        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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          #5
          2850Bounty wrote:
          Dave, your thread reminded me that I needed to call Scott @ URS. I just did that, and he has several connectors that he thinks may work.

          He'll be sending me some information that I'll pass onto you.

          Not suggesting that URS is the only route to go. There may be other good sources also.

          .
          I am open to all suggestions.
          1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
          twin 454's
          MV Mar-Y-Sol
          1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
          Twin chevy 350's inboard
          Ben- Jamin
          spokane Washington

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            #6
            I like to use digikey...they have amphenol connectors which may do the job for you.

            You may need to run more than 1 plug. One for the finer stuff, and one for the heavy stuff. The heavies usually have less pins per connector.

            I actually called them, and was put onto tech support who was quite helpful. Just have your amperage ratings, and number of conductors and they should be able to help you out.

            Chay

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              #7
              yachtman wrote:
              I have seen those and was kind of what I have been looking for. The only ones I could find don't have the correct amount of pins or cant carry the load I need. These are #10 and #8 wires. The ones I have found have only #16 wires
              Yeah, that's the worst part. I've seen plugs capable of high amps and voltages, but I havn't ever really looked for them outside of Military supply channels unfortunately. Makes me wonder, I can't believe there isn't any demand for those sort of things in the private world seemingly.

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