Lotus Elan

bullet connectors

PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:33 pm

billwill wrote:
Oh... Why?

Was it to be Original or have you any technical reasons why they should not be used?


A bit of both, firstly if they are visbible (e.g. Engine Bay) they stick out like a sore thumb due to the colo(u)red insulators

Secondly I don't think you can crimp those connectors on very well. Every time I have checked those connectors you can pull them off without too much effort.

I have the AutoSparks bullet crimp tool (http://www.autosparks.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1012 which produces a hexagonal crimp, never been able to pull a bullet off!

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the tool is expensive, but good!
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