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Old 03-21-2019, 12:14 PM
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Default What wiring connectors do you use?

Should start wiring my car next week & I can't seem to find the connectors I normally use. Which connectors do you prefer?

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Old 03-21-2019, 01:11 PM
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I use these:

https://www.posi-products.com/
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:27 PM
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I use crimp-on but, if it doesn't heat shrink after that I shy away from them (inside or outside use)

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Old 03-21-2019, 05:53 PM
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Default Lately I've used the Solder seal..

Solder joint and shrink wrap all in one connector... a bit pricey but have worked out very well for me... (on the little bit things I've actually worked on..lol)
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Old 03-21-2019, 11:57 PM
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I use crimp on's but always soiderthe wire end before crimpping.
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:10 AM
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I use nothing but seamless bare crimps and double wall heat shrink.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:08 AM
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FWIW, there is a good thread on crimping and soldering over on the HAMB

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...orial.1127519/
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:52 AM
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FWIW, there is a good thread on crimping and soldering over on the HAMB
FWIW?? Cheap-Fast-Well Done - Priceless! That's about as easy as it gets as long as you remember the shrink.

I've been known to soldier an iffy mash connector (or bare wires) with a little flux and a Bic lighter. One of those roadside fixes. Just gotta be careful not to melt the wire insulation.
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:07 AM
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FWIW?? Cheap-Fast-Well Done - Priceless! That's about as easy as it gets as long as you remember the shrink..
FWIW! Just don't want to get caught up in the endless debate about soldering versus crimping. Never had a solder joint break. But a few projects back, I switched to crimping and shrink wrap. I even found one of the preferred crimping pliers in my tool box, placed there maybe 60 years ago and totally forgotten about!
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Which version? Posi Lock or something else?
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