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Electrical terminals and connectors
#1391491 Wed Jan 06 2021 01:31 PM
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Well we are about to get started on some automotive electrical work when the wagon returns from Upholstery, and in an attempt to limit/eliminate any need for butt splices, I was looking around for various automotive "W" crimp terminals that were available. I found a gem of a store, www.repairconnector.com [repairconnector.com] that carries much of the old style crimp on terminals, as well as some of the newer stuff. We do have some new light fixtures going in, and to help in eliminating excessive connections (ie: butt splices) I found they carry the replacement terminals for lamp base sockets.. (and terminals for fuse blocks, and.....)


Some of the terminals we just picked up from Repair Connector

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Typical replacement light housing has pigtails that will require some type of splice...

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New lamp base terminals from Repair Connector

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These terminals will help us get rid of some splices..

[IMG]https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/y167/rmccartney/IMG_8617.JPG[/IMG]



If you have a need to repair/replace any of your automotive electrical wiring, give them a look, they may have something you can use..

Re: Electrical terminals and connectors
MPandC #1391539 Wed Jan 06 2021 07:08 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
If you're feeling spry, buy yourself some bulb terminals (mushroom heads) and make one continuous wire from bulb to switch, or wherever you want it to go. No butt splices required! If you absolutely have to do a butt splice, get the connectors that are the heat shrink style. Pretty weather proof.



Last time I got bulb terminals, I got them from Ron Francis in a 10 pack? If you going to do a lot of them, I'm sure electronic supply houses like Mouser and such, will have them in bulk.

Re: Electrical terminals and connectors
MPandC #1391541 Wed Jan 06 2021 07:35 PM
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Wish I'd seen this earlier this year when I wired my 49. I couldn't find any such thing and ended up making my own lamp terminals from pop rivet heads (to avoid splices), but it was time consuming - found I had to turn down the diameters on my lathe to get them to sit in the socket right and just generally a lot of messing around. I'll have to buy some of these now for the next upcoming re-wire.


1949 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton - Still Solid.
Re: Electrical terminals and connectors
MPandC #1391568 Wed Jan 06 2021 10:53 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
https://www.ronfrancis.com/prodinfo.asp?number=LC%2D8

https://www.ronfrancis.com/prodinfo.asp?number=LC%2D99

Re: Electrical terminals and connectors
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