I Get Excited Over The Dumbest Stuff

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by John A. Shows, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Aug 18, 2017
    turbogus

    turbogus Member

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    Not just ANY heat shrink, use 3M Adhesive Lined (Dual Wall) Heat Shrink Tubing! This stuff will absolutely seal joints and connectors!

    Semper Fi
    E5 '79-'85
    Some people go through life wondering if they made a differece.....
     
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  2. Sep 2, 2017
    teletech

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    I'll just add my recommendation to the person who said nice things about marine-grade crimp connectors with heat-seal insulators, they are well worth the money and trouble to get. A lot of people use very poor crimping tools and then wonder why things fall apart or have loose/intermittent connections, a good quality double-reduction crimp tool will crush your terminal on well enough that the wire will fail first.
    I see a lot of mention of soldering irons, just be sure to use soft lead solder. I did have a chat with a mechanical engineer from an aerospace background who explained that unless you have exquisite strain relief that soldered joints tended to fail from vibration and strain between where the solder ends and insulation begins and indeed, I have seen this failure mode often enough that I no longer willingly use solder but crimps (see above).
     
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