Source of Electrical Connectors - Headlight/Horn

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Philip Berg on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 03:05 pm:

I'm trying to source the correct crimp connectors (spade I think) that are used to connect the wiring to the headlight switch and the horn. This is for my 16 couplet, I think they are a 90 degree spade type but not sure.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 03:07 pm:

restorationsupply.com


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Georgetown TX on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 03:55 pm:

That is not quite right - this is the link that you need:


http://restorationstuff.com/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By paul iverson freeport ill. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 05:29 pm:

Phillip here is a pic of our 16 light switch I would like to know if the horn used the same connectors I need to get the wires for the horn the supplier catalogs are confusing to me what is proper for a 16


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Philip Berg on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 08:39 pm:

Thanks for the link Royce and the photo Paul. My light switch if different it has the screws on the end of the switch (facing the engine). My 16 was built in Nov of 1915.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 10:51 am:

Those are called "flag" terminals. Sacramento Vintage Ford has some, but they are a little different from the originals. SVF's have a rolled edge, while the originals are doubled over completely to form the place for the wire.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 10:52 am:

Not sure where my dad bought his connectors for the light switch and horn for his '17 touring - I'll ask him when I see him today.

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1917 Rip Van Winkle Ford - note headlight connectors, same or similar as above - also, note the two staples to the right of the light switch on the horizontal light wire:

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Recent photo of horn on Rip Van Winkle - same connectors:

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:02 pm:

The guys that used to supply Langs with their so called show quality looms, made the correct flag terminals. When I had my looms made correctly, I got them from Coles, which is the place that made those looms.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:20 pm:

Erik - Somehow, those staples, with that old cotton insulated wire, don't seem like a very good idea to me,.....harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Friday, October 16, 2015 - 12:22 pm:

Actually, Paul Iverson's photo above shows a pretty good "close-up" of one of the "staples", and it looks to be a very carefully insulated type of staple,.....interesting,.......harold


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Friday, October 16, 2015 - 02:25 pm:

You can still get staples that look like that.

http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=702


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Friday, October 16, 2015 - 02:48 pm:

Harold:

That is a wood dashboard so hypothetically, you could have a bare wire running across it.

Those are low voltage insulated staples and have a piece of fibre/thick paper insulation. They are very common and are used for many different things, such as bell wire, thermostat wire and telephone wires inside homes and buildings, etc.

When you are in a basement, take a look around - you may see some.

As Mark Strage says, you can still buy them because they are still being used for various applications. Even home improvement stores such as Home Depot and Menards carry them.

My dad plans to install them on his '17 touring (dashboard pictured above).

My unrestored '17 roadster has evidence of the staples.
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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Friday, October 16, 2015 - 02:54 pm:

I asked my dad where he got his terminals, but he doesn't remember.

He said he probably picked them up years ago.

I looked to see what he had in his collection, but he didn't have any of the smaller, zinc plated ones like on his light switch. He did have the much larger, and heavier brass style that he used on the Remy magneto on his IHC roadster.


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