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Kenodog  



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:18 am    Post subject: Electrical connectors and wire for restoration Reply with quote

So I have the ENTIRE wiring harness out of my car and I would like to replace as much of it strand by strand as I can. I have search the 'Net for hours for the printed stuff (Fuel, Ign.,etc.) but unless I want literally miles of it in bulk or an overprice generic loom I cannot seem to find it by the foot/meter. I also would like to find the crimpers and terminal pins for the Bosch plug ends we have. If someone has a source please, do tell.



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of high-quality stuff here, but less so the wire and older style terminals...
http://www.corsa-technic.com/index.php

More likely useful for wiring loom resources.

This guy has more of the older style stuff, but with a motorcycle focus:
http://www.cycleterminal.com/index.html

But he also has excellent reference pages on how to crimp properly, remove connectors etc... and excellent service, been very happy with him. Plus tools. Do note the minimum order $5.

When you say "Bosch plug ends" - what do you mean? The EFI-like connectors? I found those the other day on Newark or Allied or similar...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might find some useful links here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130113044857/http://www.texasblake.com/porsche/tech/harness.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, this one, in particular has the boots as well...
http://www.eagleday.com/ampconnectors.html

These too...
https://www.kayjayco.com/catPConnectors.htm

Correct name of that connector is AMP Junior Power Timer, and Digi-Key shows 'em:
http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/te-connectivity-amp-connectors/827551-3/A106202-ND/2054418

Allied Electronic shows 'em for $1.68 each, pretty cheap:
http://www.alliedelec.com/te-connectivity-282189-1/70285501/

(boots and contacts below for all of the above)
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Kenodog  



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vaughn, sorry for the bad terminology I meant Bosch as a general term for the many and varied connector ends on the car. Most end in little pins but some are standards brass female ends. Im fairly competent with wiring, just dont have the special crimpers or new pins yet. As for the wire, since I obviously cannot get the Porsche colour coded stuff I was looking for a company that could custom print or at least have most of the common labels like fuel pump, alternator etc.

I found alot of good NOS parts in the past but nothing like the complete new main harness that was in my old car. I credit it with giving me 2 years of 100% worry free driving pleasure. Since the odds of finding another NOS harness are nil I'm going to plow ahead with as much new wire & connectors as I can possibly find.

Thanks for the great leads guys, we should make this a sticky. I genuinely think if more people did the wiring as a 1st car mod there wohld be more happy owners and far less dead cars.



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've bought alot of wire from this ebay seller when rewiring my rv:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WHITE-AUTOMOTIVE-WIRE-18-GAUGE-HIGH-TEMP-GXL-25-FEET-STRIPED-AVAILABLE/251631138070?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37182%26meid%3D967d0c13a4df4995954771a93b040b07%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D261578271328

If you look at his list, he has alot of wire w/stripes. You might be able to closely match Porsche colors.

He's not cheap but it's top quality GXL wire. He also does Harley work. Fast delivery. You can make up a list and he will give a quote. Or you can just buy from one of his ebay ads.

Be careful buying wire on ebay. There is wire that is billed as copper but is really "CCA" (copper coated aluminum). It's cheaply priced Chinese stuff. Vendors sometimes don't make it clear on what they are selling! It usually goes under the brand name "Audiopipe". The gauge is chinese too, which is smaller.
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924RACR  



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent add, Brian, thanks! Actually I need to buy some wire for my racecar, some light stuff to wire up some sensors, and wanted to buy something more than the typical white, red, black, blue, yellow, and green that seems to be most of what can be found locally. I use wire labels, but that's not ideal, and they don't last forever...

I'll sticky this, good suggestion... maybe with a rename of the thread title...
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