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Hot Rods Wiring

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bigchuck, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Bigchuck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
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    Bigchuck
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    I am rewiring a "57 Chevy and looking for. the mushroom shaped bulb contact for single filament instrument bulb sockets. OK if it has a wire attached. Old wire is way too brittle to splice See picture to see what I am looking for. The bulb sockets themselves are fine.
     

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  2. You can either unsolder the original ones and re-use them, or you can buy new ones (someone here will know of a U.S. Supplier).
    I have re-used many of these, just remember to install the spring before soldering.
     
  3. Marcosmadness
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 344

    Marcosmadness
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    from California

    Your local auto parts store (NAPA) should have these. They are called "pig tails". One wire for single filament bulbs and 2 wires for dual filament.
     
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  4. 56premiere
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
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    56premiere
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    from oregon

    you can use the part off a pop rivet to make your own. 1/8 usually works
     
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  5. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
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    manyolcars

    I often strip off about 1/8" of the insulation, flare the copper strands and add a nice fat drop of solder to make the contact
     
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  6. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
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    325w
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    from texas

    How many you need?
     
  7. Bigchuck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
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    Bigchuck
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    from Austin, TX

    Found them! Rhode Island Wiring Service Inc.
     
  8. Bigchuck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2007
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    Bigchuck
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    from Austin, TX

    NAPA never has what I need. I gave up on them.
     
  9. d2_willys
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    d2_willys
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    from Kansas

    Check with YnZ wiring in Redlands, Ca. They have all kinds of stuff for wiring. I believe I bought some of those terminals there many years ago.
     

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