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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 07, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 67 rs/ss the two bundles of wires going thru the drivers side firewall (to the fuse box on the other side) the two bundles clip in to a connector on the engine bay side of the fire wall. on of the terminal inside broke. what type of connector (pin) is is and where can i get them its for each wire that goes into the connector i broke one.
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They are called twinlock connectors. Heres some more info on them http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148099

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I thought the twin-lock connectors were the type used on the console and other places. Aren't the twin-lock the identical mating style? The fuse block connectors (which I think you are describing) are known as "Packard" connectors. There is a male and a female and they usually have P.E.D. stamped on them. I have purchased them from a local hardware supplier called "capitol nut and bolt". I have also found small packages at common autoparts stores like Oreilly and Autozone.

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I thought the twin-lock connectors were the type used on the console and other places. Aren't the twin-lock the identical mating style?
Yes. 67 and earlier used them on everything.





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The fuse block connectors (which I think you are describing) are known as "Packard" connectors. There is a male and a female and they usually have P.E.D. stamped on them.
There are Packard 56 series terminals. They are used on 68 and up on just about everything. Some wiring (like consoles) used the twinlock.

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In the words of Mike Myers..."I was not aware of that". Thanks Greg.

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Re: what kind of pin connector

ok im confused.. which do i need to replact my broken one. my camaro wants to go for a ride and its stuck in the garage!! the type undeez72 showed me looks correct
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now this is the best I've ever seen or heard on the "unobtainium" twin lock connectors. This post is in the basics sticky as of now.





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ok i have now driven all over Lafayette, La trying to find these...no luck. any one know where else to get them from i really dont need 200 of them. Or anyone that already rewired thier car have the old connector I could salvage. Maybe I am calling this by the wrong thing. I have been given three different names of it here, what chould I be calling them..
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Re: what kind of pin connector

From what has been posted here and at Team Chevelle, you're looking for the infamous "twin lock packard connector."

If you could post s picture, that would certainly let me and other confirm this.

As far as finding less than a hundred of them, perhaps someone reading this will have some for you.
Perhaps a post at the linked Team Chevelle thread would as well.
Perhaps a PM to the person in the Team Chevelle thread who posted that they bought a box would bring a couple your way fairly soon?





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Perhaps a PM to the person in the Team Chevelle thread who posted that they bought a box would bring a couple your way fairly soon?
A member here (Amptech) said he bought 2 boxes, try him.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=65254

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I contacted American auto wire. I was adivsed that they are called twinlock connectors, they are not however the 56 series the last year they used the twinlock was on the 67' he said he culd not sell me any and just told me he got them from a manufacturer who did not sell in small numbers. he did tell me that they were widely used thru the camaro for other electrical connections though. IF ANYONE HAS ONE I NEED ONE PLEASE!!!! Even one i could salvage off an old connection would be good!!
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From what has been posted here and at Team Chevelle, you're looking for the infamous "twin lock packard connector."

If you could post s picture, that would certainly let me and other confirm this.

As far as finding less than a hundred of them, perhaps someone reading this will have some for you.
Perhaps a post at the linked Team Chevelle thread would as well.
Perhaps a PM to the person in the Team Chevelle thread who posted that they bought a box would bring a couple your way fairly soon?
I found the terminals... Mouser.com PN 829-02973915... $16 for 25 plus shipping.
Use with Leisle removal tool #56500

This was very hard to find...
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Re: what kind of pin connector

Part Number 2973915 is for 20/18 gauge wire.

I think Part Number 2973917 is for 12 gauge wire, but no one seems to be able to find it.

At keefeperformance.com/misc_delphi.html they sell part number 6288953 for 12 gauge wire. This Twin Lock terminal is a little too wide but it is very easy to file to the correct width.

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