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V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

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V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

Post by classiclife » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:22 pm

Hello,

At some stage, sooner rather than later, I will be looking to replace and improve the wiring block connectors located on the LH and RH wings along with the associated wires. As you can see from the photos they are not dreadful, but nor are they brilliant either.

The saloon has a 20x way block connector and a 10x way unit.

My understanding is that neither blocks are available, although Holden doing something similar (5x way connector ref 080.263) you can do the maths on that !!

Of course this is not a bundle of single straight through connectors, but in many cases 2x wires in at the top resulting in 1x wire only coming out at the bottom; hence the complexity of these units. I think the 20x way block connector deals with 14x wires in total, I cannot recall the number of wires on the smaller block.

I am interested to hear if any saloon owner has tackled this problem and if so the outcome, please.

Any information, gratefully appreciated.

Thank you.

Richard.
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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

Post by Big Col » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:25 pm

I’m not a saloon owner but have dabbled with re wiring other cars.
Try Auto sparks of Derby. I think they may have the connection blocks. If not, like Holden, they may have similar.
The main thing is though that they do box sets of Lucar connects and the crimping pliers to do a very good period looking replacement.
Colin,
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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

Post by armstrong whitworth » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:53 pm

Hello Richard

Have you tried SC Parts - I think I bought some from them a few years ago. Their site certainly shows them and they're priced relatively reasonably, although I've not checked whether they're in stock.

https://www.scparts.co.uk/sc_en/british ... -loom.html

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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

Post by classiclife » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:28 pm

Many thanks Colin and AW - your assistance & replies are very much appreciated.

I'm on the case and will report back in due course; SC Parts are not far from me; it will cost far less in fuel than it will with their p&p at about £12.70 !!

Best wishes.

Richard.
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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

Post by daimlerfan » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:22 am

Hi,
I have renewed most of the under bonnet and wheel arch wiring and incorporated modern snap connectors and an additional fuse box.
The only bullet connectors I have left are the ones to the windscreen wiper motor as I had previously restored the motor and renewed all the bullet connectors at that time.
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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

Post by daimlerfan » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:38 am

This can be a logistical nighmare unless you label all the wires
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and I replaced them with correctly coded wire as to the wiring diagram.
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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

Post by lomh 13 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:47 am

It's a good idea to replace these connectors, but at the same time I take the opportunity to install relays to control the headlights

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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

Post by classiclife » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:00 pm

Many thanks for additional thread updates - very useful and noted.

Best wishes.

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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

Post by zxcvbnm » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:15 pm

Richard Sorry i am late to the party here, I replaced my multi connectors last winter as original as possible to the Eye, happy to discuss on the phone paul 079269645679, or i could be typing for ever!

Thanks for your help in the past Paul

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Re: V8-250 Saloon: Wiring Block Connectors

Post by classiclife » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:25 pm

Thanks Paul,

It's a job that is a little way off yet and still considering my options; I will give you a call towards the end of the week if that is suitable ??

Not late to the party - good timing !!

Best wishes.

Richard.
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