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lynnbilodeau

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Grommet for tach wire.
« on: December 29, 2012, 04:24:00 AM »
Anyone know where to source the grommet for the tach wire on a 69 Camaro?

Picture on paga A1 of U16 in the AIM.  Says grommet is part of the wire assy.  But the wire assy I bought doesn't have the grommet.

Big surprise, the aftermarket let me down.

The aim also says the hole should be 17/32, but mine is 31/64.

If it were 17/32 I think a distributor wire grommet would work.


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Re: Grommet for tach wire.
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 05:59:29 AM »
I Think AMK still sells it. 
FYI The conversions I have done using the quality American AutoWire "Factory Fit" line Tachometer harness - The Tachometer lead is actually routed through the bulkhead connector at position A-X so the hole if present is not used - no grommet needed or included in the kit.
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Re: Grommet for tach wire.
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 03:37:14 PM »
Thanks.  Will give them a try.

I have the "Factory Fit" kit, but would like to route it as the factory did.  Not just for originality, but if I don't, then there is an exra hole in my firewall because the car came with a tach.

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Re: Grommet for tach wire.
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 12:00:34 AM »
Not sure what I was thinking.  17/32 is correct.  It is just over 1/2 inch.  Doh!!!  I was thinking 16/64.

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Re: Grommet for tach wire.
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 06:46:04 AM »
Try American Auto Wire grommet part number 500179 for $4.
It requires a 1/2" hole and accepts an ~18ga wire.
Download their catolog and see pg 71 (2011)
I dare say that AWW use exactly this grommet on their tach harness'.
Classic Industries use the same part number and are $5.

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Re: Grommet for tach wire.
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 05:11:07 PM »

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Re: Grommet for tach wire.
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 12:49:18 AM »
AMK has it also
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Re: Grommet for tach wire.
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2013, 07:27:50 AM »
AMK has it also

What page and part number please? My 2010 catalog doesn't list it.
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