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Old 10-22-2020, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default Bullet connector crimping tool

The bullet connectors on my 38 have four (opposing) crimps per below photo; the Lucas style crimping tool I have simply mashes the connector.

What is the correct tool to achieve the original style crimp ?

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Old 10-22-2020, 01:45 PM   #2
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I don't have a picture, have the tool, pliers with hole, as squeeze 4 pins crimp, has end cap to position connecter
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There is a pliers type tool that you put the bullet connector
in, squeeze the handles and a bunch of little pins come in
and squeeze the recessed part of the bullet. G.M.
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Or you could solder them to the wire(s).
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Old 10-22-2020, 01:56 PM   #5
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i solder them much. better than a crimp
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Old 10-22-2020, 03:07 PM   #6
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When I ordered my new wiring harness from http://www.riwire.com/ I also ordered some extra bullet connectors for circuits that I was adding.
Some suppliers only supply machined bullets that will not crimp but fracture and should only be soldered.
Did a little massaging on one of my tools and it worked for me.
The trick is not to over crimp.




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Old 10-22-2020, 04:11 PM   #7
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Interesting - I have an old Radio Shack crimper now begging for a date with the Dremel !
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:22 PM   #8
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Also, as an experiment, I’m going to borrow a Triumph / Norton hexagonal crimper and see how (if) this works on Dennis Carpenter brass bullet connectors
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Old 10-22-2020, 06:21 PM   #9
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I soldered all mine - that's my vote very easy
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Old 10-24-2020, 08:07 AM   #10
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CW Moss has the (hopefully softer) white metal bullet connectors in their Model A catalogue; the hard brass ones from Carpenter and RI Wiring both seem to be solder only propositions due to hardness. Will update once new tool arrives and will try on both “hard” and “soft” connectors
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CW Moss has the (hopefully softer) white metal bullet connectors in their Model A catalogue; the hard brass ones from Carpenter and RI Wiring both seem to be solder only propositions due to hardness. Will update once new tool arrives and will try on both “hard” and “soft” connectors
The bullets that I got from RI wire are (soft brass) crimp and solder, the same as they list now.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:23 AM   #12
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Eureka ! The Bonneville Shop, which specializes in Brit bikes like Triumph and Norton, just delivered a ratcheting hexagonal bullet crimper capable of forming perfect crimps on both hardened and white metal bullet connectors. Between this and a dab of solder, the connections on my 38 should be good for another 80+ years
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Photo included: Lucas style on top (worthless POS), Bonneville Shop below

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Nice. That's a pricey little tool at $95 though.
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It is, but you know how it can be with purpose-built tools
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Here's the crimper I have--- 4 pins crimp at same time
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Here's the crimper I have--- 4 pins crimp at same time
Any idea on the brand?
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That's a Buchanan....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/153413606656
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:13 PM   #19
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Spot on, and a great price
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I have a bunch of Daniels crimpers for aircraft use that are 4-way. The large size is less common but they are out there.
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