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Re: Unknown connector
52Carl #1327471 Tue Sep 24 2019 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by 52Carl
It looks like one half of a fuse holder for a heater.

Agree.
Has bayonet receiver slots. Not a "connector" per se. It is one half of a fuse holder.


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Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327473 Tue Sep 24 2019 04:24 AM
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Carl and Bartamos, you guys made me go out in the rain (yes, it is raining in AZ) to take a picture to show you it IS a connector, not a fuse holder. This is my '37, showing the connector from the harness just forward of the firewall, attached to a yellow wire. The other side of the connector is attached to the black wire that is from the steering mast (horn wire). If you go back to Roadrunner's photo, it shows half of the connector, with yellow attached wire, coming from his harness.

Sure looks the same to me.

Kent

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1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
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Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327474 Tue Sep 24 2019 04:48 AM
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Following Tiny's suggestion, I found the connector in question;
https://www.store.ynzyesterdaysparts.com/gm-twist-lock-inline-connector.html

Roadrunner, get one of these connectors, connect the wire shown from your harness to the wire that comes out of the steering mast (seen in your photo), hook up the wires to your horn that you said were cut, and see if your horn works! That steering mast wire goes up the mast to the horn button where it grounds the circuit on the steering shaft.

Kent


1937 Chevy 1/2 ton
1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
1950 Chevy COE Model 5700 ~ "Barney" ~ And more pix
Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327476 Tue Sep 24 2019 05:09 AM
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Kent, you are all wet!!!!!!!!

But you have taught me something tonight. Great info. I was thinking that Carl was probably wrong but wanted to give him encouragement.

Yes, just got that big storm over my house.


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I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327557 Tue Sep 24 2019 07:22 PM
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Thanks for all the help - tested all the connections and the horn works!! Have an order for the connector in at YnZ! One final question - Is the hole that comes through the steering tube for the horn wire supposed to point upwards or down?


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Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327566 Tue Sep 24 2019 08:59 PM
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Good question, I don't really know. I have seen them up, down and sideways. I would suggest that down would be best, to keep water out.

Kent


1937 Chevy 1/2 ton
1942 Chevy 1/2 ton
1947 Diamond T Model 509
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton
1950 Chevy COE Model 5700 ~ "Barney" ~ And more pix
Re: Unknown connector
Lightholder's Dad #1327581 Tue Sep 24 2019 10:50 PM
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My '48 Chevy has the same connector for the wire from the fuel tank to the gauge.

Re: Unknown connector
Lightholder's Dad #1327608 Wed Sep 25 2019 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Lightholder's Dad
Carl and Bartamos, you guys made me go out in the rain (yes, it is raining in AZ) to take a picture to show you it IS a connector, not a fuse holder. This is my '37, showing the connector from the harness just forward of the firewall, attached to a yellow wire. The other side of the connector is attached to the black wire that is from the steering mast (horn wire). If you go back to Roadrunner's photo, it shows half of the connector, with yellow attached wire, coming from his harness.

Sure looks the same to me.

Kent

Sorry about that (the rain), Kent. Good find.
I should have known better than to attempt to expound on a topic concerning an era of vehicles of which I am unfamiliar.

Re: Unknown connector
Roadrunner #1327612 Wed Sep 25 2019 01:51 AM
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I believe the first actual connector used by GM, with male a female contacts inside a plastic shell, was the Packard 56. Now Delphi Packard. Introduced in 1955.

The spring loaded, bayonet coupled, subject piece in the post was obviously a primitive try at something other than a terminal block. Not a good idea but interesting and original.


I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.


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