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Old 09-28-2021, 02:27 AM   #21
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Yes, with all the shaking going on the little balls can be sucked in to the carby turning the corn gas into leaded.
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Old 09-28-2021, 09:19 AM   #22
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Slight change of topic - when two bullet connectors have to be joined by the taillight and the bullets are inserted into the double female connector, do they get crimped, soldered or just friction fit?

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Old 09-28-2021, 09:29 AM   #23
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Soldered stranded wire tends to break at the joint without strain relief. Solid wire won't crimp and must be soldered. It won't break unless nicked while stripping.

I prefer solder myself; for stranded wire I use heat shrink tubing over the joint to provide strain relief to the wire.
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Old 09-28-2021, 07:26 PM   #24
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I crimp the connection with pliers to hold the wire in place while I solder the joint. Remember to put the shrink tubing on the wire BEFORE soldering and slide it far enough away from the heat so it does not pre-shrink in the wrong place.
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Old 09-28-2021, 07:50 PM   #25
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38 year old crimped connectors. No solder. Still going strong.



That's a lot of connections without a single failure.
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Old 09-28-2021, 07:53 PM   #26
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Can anyone provide a link or photos of a "correct" wire crimper tool? I'm curious as to what they look like and if they are "cheap enough" for the common man. I'm a solder wires kind of guy, but would look in to getting a crimper if they aren't outrageous. Red
https://shop.snapon.com/product/Stri...t-Cutter/PWC13
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Old 09-28-2021, 07:56 PM   #27
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I crimp then use marine shrink tubing, the kind with glue inside. Makes a nice waterproof connection.
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Old 09-28-2021, 08:17 PM   #28
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Here's a nice ratcheting one from Klein for less $$

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-To...5CR/306884697?
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Old 09-29-2021, 08:49 AM   #29
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38 year old crimped connectors. No solder. Still going strong.

That's a lot of connections without a single failure.
Also out of the weather, no vibration.
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Old 09-29-2021, 03:47 PM   #30
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Are not new cars all crimped? The only connectors I solder are the original Model A bullet type, only because there is not enough room to crimp.

My brother tells me that the airline industry only uses crimped connectors also.
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Old 09-29-2021, 06:57 PM   #31
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Go out to your shop and crimp a wire connector. Give it your best shot. Then cut it in half and sand the cut end to form a good cross section. Then compare it with the photo below.


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Also out of the weather, no vibration.
Yeah, no. Salty humid air, significant vibration from the diesel and pounding slamming loads from sailing upwind in big ocean waves.
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Old 09-30-2021, 06:18 AM   #33
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Copper wires on boats can be a big headache. Older boats that had non marine grade wires installed need to be re wired with the tin plated marine grade wires. I know first hand, as I suspect Mr. Moose does too.
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Old 09-30-2021, 09:39 AM   #34
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Most of the old original flag and straight connectors weren't designed like modern crimp terminals and many of the new bullet type connectors aren't either. If a person uses these types they have to tighten the joint in a crimping fashion as well as possible and then solder them. In the case of the bullet types, they have to be soldered or they will break. Ford likely soldered them back in the day.
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