Ok the car I'm working on is a 24 roadster and the wiring was replaced before I got it. It's new but I have a problem with it. I have no idea where it was ordered from or who made it so my commemt's can't be construed to any one in particular. It does work and for that I'm happy. I want to trim it up as some wires are to long. Can't do any thing about the ones that are too short. Where can I get the correct style of crimp in terminal ends?
You might have to sort through but
they have the fittings without the modern plastic on them and these do look better on a "T"
Jerry, you might try Restoration Supply:
Thanks Mike, I have one of their catalogs and will call them later this week.
Local & cheap.
Excellent demonstration as usual, Steve.
That is exactly what I do too. You can sometimes find the terminals free from people cleaning out garages and such too. Just cut or pull the nylon cover off, solder and shrink wrap as Steve does.
If you do not know how to solder, it is worth learning. You'll wonder why you never learned before. I use a nice Weller butane powered solder iron (part# PS100K), it works fantastic and should be a tool for life (although after 20 years my first one died, but I use the heck out of it). Also use double wall shrink tubing, it is of a higher quality than the cheap stuff. They also have adhesive lined double wall shrink tubing that makes it a water proof connection but can be messier at times.
The timer wires should have the "flag" type of terminals on both ends, like those shown in Steve's pic.
The blue insulators on modern terminals come off easily with a little heat from a propane torch.
I depends on how anal you want to be. I heard there is a company making Ford V-8 looms that are supposed to have the correct terminals on the wires, but haven't investigated it. For stuff I want to keep really original, I reuse the original Ford terminals, but it is a lot of work. The method used above is a good one. I buy my terminals from YnZ's Yesterdays Parts in Redlands, California. They make reproduction wire looms, and have made a number of replacement looms for me, because the show quality looms available from the vendors are not show quality. I give them an original Ford loom, and they copy it exactly, even weaving in the Ford script tag!
Taking off the blue insulator is how I did mine.
Now, about that plastic tape...