|Yesterday 08:39 PM|
I used the connector tool on the rear wiring harness, it worked great i can say that its worth making one of these. it actually compresses the rubber when its pushing the bullet into place and it fully seats the bullet
this is the dielectric grease to use, also works good on light bulb bases for out side spot lights
I put the shrink wrap around the connectors and used zip ties to hold it in place, the original wiring is in tact and it gives some weather protection with out compromising anything
|05-02-2016 12:35 PM|
|05-02-2016 01:02 AM|
I have an early Range Rover with the same Lucas connectors.
The car was driven in salt water 20 years ago and all of the electrics still work and have never failed to work.
My past experience with Lucas (on MGs) was diabolical but my Rover defies logic in that the smoke stays inside the wires.
|05-01-2016 09:24 PM|
|05-01-2016 06:30 PM|
Yep.I put dielectric grease on them and then shrink wrapped them.It seemed to help.
|05-01-2016 06:23 PM|
|05-01-2016 04:41 PM|
|Loose Ctrl||The wiring harnesses look excellent.I'm sure your wiring will be more reliable than the original Lucuss.lol|
|05-01-2016 01:42 PM|
finished the engine bay , it needed buffing in one or two spots that you will never see, but i can see it now so what the hell
and move on to wiring, adding the longer fender bolts for the wire p clips in the engine bay, adding the front wiring harness and drilling a hole for the head light wires to feed through
missing this on the other side
the sharpie mark is the new destination
done, I love those Christmas tree drill bits
and touch up the paint
if there was a place for a plastic P clip this is it
whats the deal with the short parking lights wires???? i guess i will make them longer and put them in PVC tubing and i guess i need to add the ground wire also, so i need some connectors and bullets.
I have some wiring to figure out here...looks like an extra wire for the fog lamp i am guessing and some wires for the horns.
|04-30-2016 07:39 PM|
today went to the apple blossom parade in Winchester VA..... a cold gray breezy and drizzly day......I was on my best behavior because my temper tantrum not to go, got me no where...oh well
but tonight and tomorrow is mine.
so as I contemplate mating the two halves of the car together its clear to me I need to wrap up the engine compartment area 100%, so I got back to cleaning all the buffing compound off and looking for any areas that I need to buff some more in the engine area....then i can put the wiring harness in and put the under dash insulation pad
i found the Griots speed shine worked best to remove the over splatter of the buffing compound, i also used a clay bar and tooth brushes and a detail brush.
|04-27-2016 09:32 PM|
|37ford4dr||sweet.....my high school buddy bought a 396 camaro on sunday and came home after school on monday to an empty driveway....his dad drove it and then took it back to the dealership and said no way.....so my friend bought a 289 mustang fast back and soon there after had an accident in the rain.|
|04-26-2016 09:07 AM|
|04-25-2016 09:35 AM|
I almost had a 140
Back in 1966 I had a shot at a hard top 140 low miler for $600.
My Dad wouldn't let me get it.
The guy who did get it, changed the fluids, topped the tires and clocked 140 mph on a black top county road.
They were great old cars
|04-24-2016 08:39 PM|
Aesthetically I actually like the 120's better than the 140's_________ but I wouldn't turn either one down. Fun day for you.
|04-24-2016 08:30 PM|
|Loose Ctrl||Another awesome post and DIY.|
|04-24-2016 06:20 PM|
earlier today British on the Green at Gunston hall the home of George Mason a Virginia statemen of the Revolutionary period
this got my motor running
i got to sit in this....i like it
heres a home made snap connector tool for our wiring harnesses.
the one side already has the split jaws to accommodate the gold plastic piece that acts as pad for the cutter blade
my requirements for the connectors on my wiring harness
and the open end already the right size for the bullet ends
and tip to tip the full opening is 1 5/8.....and full closed is 9/16. so that means i am really close and all i have to do is figure out how the paddle end for the one side is going to get attached.. those two holes in the one side are threaded so i dont even need to compromise the tool...(although what made this tool be in the old pile was that the blade end was broken and needed a new blade)
i am thinking a 14 gage piece that gets attached using the two holes with a paddle end
and after contemplation that these pliers were sitting in a bucket on the front porch for the last 3 yrs i decided to weld the tabs in place
nice and parralel at 1 1/8
opening up the groove, kept filing it until 14 ga wire slipped through easily
and it works
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