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cloe0626, Auto Mechanic
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Experience:  was a mechanic in the army for four years and have been working at a dealer ship the past five years
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I am doing a 1994 Buick Roadmaster LT1 and 4l60e swap into a

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Hello, I am doing a 1994 Buick Roadmaster LT1 and 4l60e swap into a 1997 Chevy Astro van that had a Vortec 4.3... I have the engine in the subframe... The donor car is on site. Also have the obd1 pcm from the donor... Im down to the wiring... I'm wondering if I can splice the astro bulkhead connector onto the LT1 wiring harness end and if i can just butt connect or solder the wires from pinouts of each connector but I cannot locate the pinouts for each of them or if its even feasible... Do you have any advice or at least the pinoits for each of them? Thanks!
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Buick
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
First pic is of lt1 harness connectors and 2nd is of astro connector...
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
thank you!
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Basically just wondering if i can cut and splice/connect lt1 wires to the astro connector...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

I can get you the pin out but its not going to work for you

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Any explanation as to why it wont?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Pinous for both?
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

its not compatible the make a conversion kit for the wiring harness so you can match it up be a lot less of a headache

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have the wiring diagrams for both vehicles just not the pinouts...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

ok giveme a few minutes I will find the pin outs for both

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I can deal with a headache I don't want to spend $500 for a harness...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

fair enough

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

not a problem I'm going to see if I can find them if I cant get them right now I can when I get to the shop in the morning

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am teaching myself a crash course in wiring diagram reading and wiring. I was a 67T In the army and am up to the challenge... Thanks for your time...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

I was a 91 b or 63b depening on how long ago you was in lol

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Gotta love Youtube I am a mobile mechanic in biz for almost a year now and want to do basic electrical work as well so this is dual purpose training...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

you tube helps

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you for your service! I was a Blackhawk mechanic...
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I hope you get a good sized chunk of the proceeds...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

get like 50 % of what you pay its not a bad gig I make like 1500 a month doing it in my spare time

Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

if you would like when I get the pin out we can do a video call I can help walk you through it

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sweet! I have the obd1 pcm it will mount in the astro as its the same case i read that just the number 2 and 9 pins need to be changed for the data port in the connector under the dash and have a snapon scanner with adapter and key...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

that will work

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I need both pinouts please I sent you pics of the connectors needed... I have all the wiring diagrams for both vehicles...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

looking for them now

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok kool sorry not pressing just verifying you said pinout (singular) lol... I'm not in a rush as it is dark and am on kiddo duty will start tomorrow... So which other makes do you cover personally?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is the phone calls section of this just ask deal 28 per call?
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

something like that I can change the prices some what but they are normally around 26 dollars that's where we really make are money at

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Gotcha... So other makes? I get stumped in the field occasionally and have shops I deal with but sometimes they dont have answers and google is hit or miss unless you type meticulously specifically...
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hence the reason for our discussion this evening...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

Nissan chevy dodge Toyota I'm really good with

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Kool... So are you an auto electric tech as well?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sorry to keep asking so many questions...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

I just got my certified in electronics a few weeks ago not something I would say I'm a master at but I can get the job done

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sweet you know way more than me then lol!
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I pretty much am hands on self trained...
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The pinouts are worth the price of admission any extra help I can get to get my rig up and running is sell worth the monthly fee... I am currently working out of an 01 legacy wagon... Its best truck Subaru makes lol... But too many tools need to move into my astro...
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

under stand that I will get with you in the morning and send you the pin outs

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok great... would you be able to ask around the shop if anyone has done a v8 conversion? also emissions arent required here in Santa Fe county so anything I can delete besides air pump egr and cats would be kool... Thanks again!
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

yeah will do

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Any word yet?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Did you find the pinouts?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Can you at least reply with something?