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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:40 AM   #76
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Unread 05-13-2013, 08:10 AM   #77
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The contour fan has two speeds using the built in resistor. If you go with two 70 a relays, you will not cook anything
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Unread 05-13-2013, 08:19 PM   #78
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hoping to get an answer on this thread. I'm working on wiring on my 1977 CJ 5, just starting to completely rewire the engine bay. How do I get the male Packard terminal out of the bulkhead to replace. I tried pulling and pushing a little but didn't want to get too carried away, does it have a locking tab like the female? I wanted to take one down to the parts stores to make sure I get the right match when I buy parts thanks guys
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Unread 05-14-2013, 04:36 AM   #79
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hoping to get an answer on this thread. I'm working on wiring on my 1977 CJ 5, just starting to completely rewire the engine bay. How do I get the male Packard terminal out of the bulkhead to replace. I tried pulling and pushing a little but didn't want to get too carried away, does it have a locking tab like the female? I wanted to take one down to the parts stores to make sure I get the right match when I buy parts thanks guys

Little trickier. Nothing a needle nose pliers wont help. Thats how I got mine out.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 04:49 AM   #80
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I've been concerned with running that 70 amp relay so when the Ford Contour fans come on together they don't cook the relays, however I'm wiring these fans independantly with their own controllers, fuses, relays and wiring...

Therefore this eliminates the overamp issue doesn't it?

As many may have seen from my posts I've already prepared relays, sockets and wiring for that 70 amp relay but now I'm thinking it's all for naught.

Confirmed OK by another, but then since it's already been prepared nothing wrong in over engineering I think.


Only thing I can think of is that it would be better to run it off two 30 Amp fuses instead of 1 60 Amp fuse.
What is you have a 50 amp short in one circuit, it would not blow the fuse and still start a fire.
Plus the dual fuses will give you a redundantcy that in case one fan shorts out and blows the fuse, the other one can still keep you cool.

In fact run the controller power off another fused circuit.

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Unread 05-14-2013, 08:26 AM   #81
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I've found working with the connectors the use a locking tab (or the receptacles that have a locking tab as Ford does) I've been using a flat and round needle file to get adequate bite when I'm probing for those tabs. It's made removal a lot easier for me.

I'm following John's wiring diagram in my twin controller setup presently (going through a wiring conundrum) while cleaning up the wiring in general on my setup.
WIth all of the relays and grounding circuits I've been using a ground block that's tied directly to the negative battery post, but by now the lines going in are getting too numerous (12 ground terminals), how have you guys attended to your numerous ground wires? is there a more elegant method?

I'd bet John and JH would know.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 09:56 AM   #82
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how have you guys attended to your numerous ground wires? is there a more elegant method?

I'd bet John and JH would know.
I'm using a grounding bus bar that I bolted to the fender, then connected that to the negative terminal and the tub with grounding strap I had laying around.

It is easy and very convenient. If you do it right (not that I did) and wire things neatly, it can look pretty sharp.
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I'm using a grounding bus bar that I bolted to the fender, then connected that to the negative terminal and the tub with grounding strap I had laying around.

It is easy and very convenient. If you do it right (not that I did) and wire things neatly, it can look pretty sharp.
Mine is essentially the same way. I have a few distribution blocks from a car audio store behind my dash. One runs all my switched power, one runs all my grounds to the battery, and another runs all my always on wires to the battery.
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Thanks guys, any pic's or model/part nos.?




I'm presently running one (NSI branded) that's configured like this
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Unread 05-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #85
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Regained my brain and found a 20 position bus bar at Hab for Humanity for $3.00 clams, mounted it on the firewall behind battery #2. Once all the grounds are connected going to swab the works with dielectric grease.
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Thanks guys, any pic's or model/part nos.?




I'm presently running one (NSI branded) that's configured like this
I'm a little confused on the one on the right.

What are those horizontal lines going through the six holes.? I thought they were thread on a set screw but I can't figure out how you would tighten them. Are the a slide lock connector or something ?
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I'm a little confused on the one on the right.

What are those horizontal lines going through the six holes.? I thought they were thread on a set screw but I can't figure out how you would tighten them. Are the a slide lock connector or something ?
Hi John, hope you're doing well. Those lines are the set screws that lock the wire in place. They accomodate a flat bladed screwdriver on their top. Not my drawing.
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Just found these, better post it wile I have the info.

Pico 0952A GM Ignition Cavity Fuse Block Tap - Clear


http://www.repairconnector.com/produ...2d-Clear-.html
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Unread 07-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #89
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Awesome write up! This is going to come in handy when I start rewireing. The PO claimed to be a 12 volt genius (red flag) and all the wires are an absolute mess and everything is directly wired... NO CIRCUITS?!? Needless to say I'm replacing the whole harness with a harness from EZ Wiring. Anyone ever use ez wiring before?
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Unread 07-25-2013, 02:36 PM   #90
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Very nice write up and will save me a lot of internet time researching. Thanks.
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