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Ken I have a few pictures for ya.

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those connectors you are looking at are duetsh connectors, we use them on the outboards. i can get you all you need but you do need a special tool to crimp the ends. do you have that tool?





Those are the one's I used on my car Tony....Ken said they cost to much O:)  O:)    As far as the crimper if you have the good msd crimp tool you can get the other jaws at an electrical supply store =;  =;  And yes there the best connector out there........I think anyway =;

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Just an FYI for ya, you can also get  connectors and terminals like that at a Caterpillar (Wagner Rents) equipment rental store.  They use them on the equipment for just about everything.  Believe it or not, they are fairly decent in price as well.............

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Well, so far it's been a series of f**% ups with everything I've ordered.  Hopefully the TC-4 I'm getting next week from Greg at Motorsports Innovations will be OK.

The connectors I ordered from Trick Cable and Switch turned out NOT to be what I wanted.  The one he sells has the same part number as the Packard WeatherPac connector (WP-4) but it's not the same connector.  It's a 4 wire in a row connector rather than a 4 wire square connector.  They are big, bulky and look like s**t so they will get sent back and I'm back to square one if he doesn't have the square ones.

So, add this to the thermocouples being wrong and it hasn't been a good day!  It might be time for a Bud Lite and f**% working on the car any more for this week since I don't have anything to work with. O:)

Can you tell that I'm not a happy camper about now? O:)

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ken, do you want me to get those connectors for you?

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I had an in for the connectors. My step son works as a mechanic at a Harley Davidson Dealership. They have the connectors and the crimper. :D

He got me the connectors off of old wiring harnesses and new pins out of the parts dept.


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I might have some of the square weather pack connectors in my shop and I'll probably be there sometime this weekend, they are either the old hewlett packard connector or a rip off of them..

the hellerman (Deutsch)  grey range was introduced as a motorsport connector for the sportsman in the late 80's early 90's they also intoduced a range of military style connectors in black aluminium which caught on big with the pro racers instead of the full olive drab military connector of which I have a few in my stock.

those connectors may be a little large on the cable size as you probably get away with 18 guage pins, most modern sensors will need no more than 22-24 guage wiring as the voltages and current are so low. (weight saving)

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PS this is the home page of the deutsch connector, they can probably put you in touch with someone local or even buy online

Lemo are good but expensive and ultimate are any military spec that you can get, as usual every different brand of connector needs a different set of crimps for the pins, my mil spec set were over $600 and that was in 1989 and they can only do 16-18-and 20 guage size pins..

http://www.avialec.co.uk/richtext.asp?p ... tent_id=30

I've got the set on the left on the linked page.

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OK guys, here's the deal.  I've just decided to hard wire them in and be done with it.  They are mounted in a place that I will be able to just remove them with the lead and replace them as needed so the connectors  really won't make a difference.  The trans pressure sensor is mounted to the roll cage so there will be a hose running to the transmission.  Fuel pressure is on an adapter that can easily be taken off if needed.  Only one that may be a problem is the hall effect sensor and since that will be powered by 12 volts, I'll just use spade connectors on that one.  I've already connected the trans pressure and fuel pressure sensors and it will work out fine like that.  I don't have extras and won't be changing them at the track so it won't matter.  

Sometimes less can be better.  At least I'm getting something done!

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How about a weatherpack kit? $69.99
http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/stores/s ... _332794_-1


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How about none and I'll keep the $80 in my pocket for something else.  Nah, the way I'm doing it will work for me.  Thanks anyway. ;-)

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Well, I finally got a reply back from this guy and seems he want's a 10% restocking fee to take these connectors back?  Humm, and he charges a packaging fee to ship the s**t?

I guess he's not such a "good guy" after all!

http://www.trickcableandswitch.com/mm5/ ... erPackKits

He's now on my s**t list!

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The restocking thing is BS!! [-o<  [-o<

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Update!  Just got off the phone with Craig at Trick Cable and switch concerning the connectors I sent back and he gave me a complete (as in shipping too) refund on those things!  I told him that I didn't have a problem paying the shipping but he insisted on giving me all my money back!  

So, all is forgiven now and I would buy from him again if the need arises!

Oh, and he does have the square connectors now like I originally wanted, but don't need cuz I hard wired everything instead.

Yup, a "nice guy from New Jersey"! O:)  =;

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I purchased some of these from Jegs they worked nice.
I've also used Trick in the past with good results.  :-$

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