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    Posted: 10-July-2017 at 12:10PM
Hello, I need the engine side connector for the coil / oil pressure / temperature sensor for my 1976 Gran Torino ( S&H ). The picture is what is there currently.

I used a ( seemingly correct ) wiring schematic to understand that the 3 wires going into that connector are from the ignition switch to the coil, the oil pressure gauge to the oil pressure sending unit, and the temperature gauge to the temperature sensor. I don't think this car was equipped with A/C so that wire is missing, if that's what the 4th hole was for




Does anyone have advice on where I can acquire that connector / harness ?

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Unfortunately many of those under hood connectors are no longer available. The ones that you can buy are typically under dash ones like blower switch, brake light switch, dimmer and so on. Most of those are made by Standard Motor Products which has a pretty robust catalog with pictures. I doubt you'd find a suitable replacement but might be worth a look if you are desperate.

If the connector is destroyed your best bet is to get a good used one from a wrecking yard (or someone here with a parts car).

It is noteworthy to add that I strongly recommend getting a tool for releasing the connector contacts from the housing to avoid damage to a new/ donor connector. I'll try and post a recommendation up later (I'm on a plane right now about to leave) but they can be found at places like NAPA etc.

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Lisle 56500 tool. Ten bucks and available at amazon.
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Thanks !

( not sure why I didn't get an e-mail about the responses )

I know what you mean about the delicacy of the connectors. I will have to order one of those.

If anyone has a junk car and would be willing to sell that connector with the wires that go to the coil/oil/temp I'd be interested to hear a price.

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i may have one i'll have to check....
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I appreciate your checking very much @californiajohnny!

Did you happen to find one ?

I can't seem to find a junkyard close to me that even has a Torino !
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I'm not home tonight, the 4dr parts car i have...someone cut the engine wiring 6" from the bulkhead, so it's gone!!! The other 2dr i have I'll check but don't want to disconnect anything yet until i get a chance to see if it runs? I can get one at that yard but haven't had time to go up there yet....
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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i found one! the harness that plugs onto the one in the pic with the coil connections too Wink
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
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75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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i found that harness you asked about
PM'd you about it as well!!!
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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There must be something wrong with my inbox or something because I'm not getting these notifications !

I PMd you back californiajohnny with my personal direct e-mail addy.

Thanks !
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i got your PM i'll email you some pics...
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
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79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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