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Old 02-07-2019, 06:34 PM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
 
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Any thoughts about using something like the aluminum bulkhead in the link below as a pass thru for the cable, if it were made out of stainless steel? It would not allow for rotation like an eyeball fitting, but it would require a much smaller hole in the firewall.

https://www.jegs.com/i/Earls/361/983210/10002/-1
Sounds reasonable. You could even shorten it lengthwise and drill out the bore a bit so you don't need a huge fitting. Chamfer the ends so you don't get a bad stress point on the cables, and you're good to go, IMO.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:01 PM
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I figure this would be a smaller hole in the the FW and less mess. I plan to open up a hole in insulation and ss foil, then glue that edges of the opening to the FW. Let cure, then drill the hole through the FW. This will lead to no mess behind the insulation.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:06 PM
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If you want to adapt something, there are options; for instance,

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2-Stainless-Steel-Homebrew-Weldless-Bulkhead-Fitting-for-Kettle-Keg/123517100036?hash=item1cc2316004:g:2IgAAOSwatBb37z q:rk:17f:0
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:07 PM
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Here's another option:

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/aer-fbm2872
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:35 PM
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those are great ideas. A lot more compact than what I was thinking.

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