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Old September 22nd, 2011, 11:35 PM
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Looking to get these. Can you post model numbers? Pictures is a bonus.

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My new Ancor crimper arrived today, along with an Ancor wire stripper. Both tools are very well-made, a big upgrade from the Home Depot bullshit that I was using before. Looking forward to putting them to use when I install the APRS unit in the truck tomorrow.
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 11:40 PM
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Looking to get these. Can you post model numbers? Pictures is a bonus.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NI3EMK

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NI5EY6
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Old September 22nd, 2011, 11:41 PM
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Old September 26th, 2011, 10:01 PM
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I am going through my tail light wiring right now, cleaning things up and re-doing everything with Ancor heat shrink connectors. When I cut and stripped a couple of cables I noticed that the wire was black on the inside. I assume the previous sloppy craftsmanship (or lack thereof) has let moisture in and it is corroding. How worried should I be about this? Should I just replace the entire loom and start over?

------ Follow up post added September 26th, 2011 09:04 PM ------

I just ordered these.

How do you like the wire stripper?

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Old September 26th, 2011, 10:14 PM
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The corrosion inside the wiring is probably quite extensive. Moisture wicks up the strands. Untinned wire will corrode from that. This is why marine grade wire is better as it is "galvanized" inside the insulator. No point trying to be fancy with adhesive shrink as the damage is done. Your blackened wire is still serviceable since it's copper. You need only clean where the terminal will crimp...the last 1/4 inch or so.
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Thanks. Shouldn't I use my fancy heat shrink to prevent more moisture from entering once I have fixed it?
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Old September 29th, 2011, 06:28 PM
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Bill, thanks for the tip on Genuinedealz. They've been great.
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As Mark asked in 2011, I think Im in need of a single ratcheting crimper for heat shrink terminals. The Ancor model 702010 I think, appears NLA. I hear the Ancor double ratchet crimper is not for heat shrink terminals. Anyone have a good solution?
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The terminal tool from britishwiring.com works really well and replicates the crimps on the Rover wiring. You will have to buy the terminals and the shrink tubing separately. I own the bullet crimp tool too and they are very good quality.
Ancor doesn't make the ratcheting terminal tool, they resell it. I will try to look up a few links tomorrow for alternatives.
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The terminal tool from britishwiring.com works really well and replicates the crimps on the Rover wiring. You will have to buy the terminals and the shrink tubing separately. I own the bullet crimp tool too and they are very good quality.
Ancor doesn't make the ratcheting terminal tool, they resell it. I will try to look up a few links tomorrow for alternatives.
Great, thanks!
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Is this is the tool you got Bill? This one in the picture was from Britishwiring. Have not had very good luck with it. Poor crimps. Needs lots of practice to get a semi decent crimp, maybe I am to picky.

Wish I still had my old BT tools, German made crimps that did thousands of perfect crimps.
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Yes that's the tool. I can make it work very well. Are you using the terminals from BW?

Found the ancor tool on line here for 65 clams:
http://www.boatersplus.com/ancor-rat...n=pricegrabber
I have never done business there, so I can't attest.
However, if you email this link to jamestown Distributors, they will do a price match. They carry the tool:
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...p+Ratchet+Tool
And I would feel way more comfortable getting it from them.
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carolinaboatoutfitters.com has the Ancor 701030 for $55.95.
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Bill, thanks for the tip on Genuinedealz. They've been great.

Bill, x2. Just ordered a bunch of their connectors today. Also grabbed the Ancor crimper as well (but from Amazon).
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I have the same crimpers by a company named Paladin (orange handles). Used to use them to replicate wiring on my old VW buses. Worked good with some practice.

Also, I think the non-insulated female terminal ends RN (PLI552) is selling are damned near identical to the old VW non-insulated female terminal ends. Fit right in a very similar fuse block set up. I used to get mine from a place in Cali called Wolfgang International but can't seem to find them on the sebsite now.

Great thread and great information. I am on the fence between the marine grade wiring and the British Wiring stuff. Marine grade just makes sense but there are valid points on both sides of the fence. Didn't know the BW guy existed until I stumbled across this thread tonight. I been emailing autosparks in the UK about wiring.

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Keep up the good conversation

Pic below is how the previous owner had many many of the connections in the wire harness behind the dash. Looks hokey to me after all the talk on soldering. Roughly 15 white power wires I am assuming all nicely bundled in a bunch. Black ground wires were no different except they dead ended in this pony tail looking thing. Brown 8 or 6 AWG wires coming from the ignition switch were also all soldered together in several places. I'm assuming the person who did this was attempting to recreate the wiring diagram.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 03:21 PM
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I saw somewhere on one of the stupid car shows they have on Velocity one of the "electrical geniuses" soldering wires together. Ugh this is not good. Many millions of years ago in the days of the telegraph, wire to wire connections were made by the gazillion. The result of this is something called the Western Union splice. I like to twist the exposed end of the strands tightly so it's easier to wrap the two wires around each other.
Never solder stranded wire! Solid wire OK, but not stranded. Finish it off with a sexy bit of adhesive lined shrink tubing.
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