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The Starter Relay is new, but the two small connectors are worn, and I need to replace, but cannot find the small black connectors. Is it possible to use another type of connector?

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Old 05-16-2017, 01:52 AM
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You can always cut the original connectors off and use ring terminals under nuts. The posts are common screw threads (probably 10-32) and the wires are #16 or 18, so use red crimp-type ring terminals with #10 holes.

Don't use Harbor Freight electrical terminals because the barrels open when crimped. You want quality, name brand terminals, usually found in major box stores or electrical supply stores. BTW, keep solder away from your connections. - Dave
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Thank you very much for your advice.

About a year ago, I hired a "Professional" to put a new engine wiring harness in my Thunderbird. To say I was taken is an understatement. Time to suck it up and move on, would sue, but there are over ten in front of me.

Now, my oldest son drops by, and said he would rewire the car for me. He has rewired many cars. Where is the best place to purchase an engine wiring harness? I was thinking Bird nest.

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Was the stud size different pre-65?
Can't see any reason this would not work,
obviously has to be soldered into current harness
(but at least that can be hidden)

http://www.cjponyparts.com/90-degree...-1995/p/HW218/
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The Bird Nest, or any of the major Tbird parts houses listed in the Advertisements Forum should do the trick.
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Thank you very much for your advice.

About a year ago, I hired a "Professional" to put a new engine wiring harness in my Thunderbird. To say I was taken is an understatement. Time to suck it up and move on, would sue, but there are over ten in front of me.

Now, my oldest son drops by, and said he would rewire the car for me. He has rewired many cars. Where is the best place to purchase an engine wiring harness? I was thinking Bird nest.

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Along with the vendor sites, consider a generic kit with a power panel mounted in your engine bay. Use the relays in the panel to power your headlights, turning your high-amp dash switch into a low amp "signal" to power a relay. You can also consolidate other OE relays, such as the horn, in that same box so everything is neat and easy to troubleshoot in the future.
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