Could anyone tell me if they are correct or if I have to replace by the british connectors?
My car was originally federal sprint; now in Italy is some federal and some european standard (weber carbs, rear light european, federal seats, left hand drive...)
I am working to restore the car as much as possible original.
thank you for any help and for some helpful picturs from your car.
elan sprint 7108000193K
Modena - Italy
Elan Sprint 7108000193K
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I would guess that about 99% of the wiring connectors in the Elan are bullets with snap connector sleeves (except the windshield wiper connector plug, the 3-pin headlight plug, alternator plug?, main loom connector plug(s), and maybe one or two others that I' may be unaware of.) I don't believe that any crimped connectors (such as your blue connectors, as best I can tell from your photo) would be original to the Elan.
British Wiring also sells the correct wiring. You may find a closer source, but this catalog is well illustrated, and provides a great reference IMHO.
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I think that unless you want to enter your Car into into "Originality" competitions the step you are considering taking is retrograde.
The original "Bullet" connectors are open to the elements, especially up in the nose of the Car.
This can lead to corrosion & subsequent faults. Corrosion can also make them very difficult to disconnect.
Modern connectors are usually sealed from the weather & can only be assembled one way thus preventing incorrect connections.
My Modified Elan uses modern connectors throughout & has had no electrical problems that could be associated with them in the past 10 years.
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