> I am relocating my battery to the trunk. I purchased the battery cables
> and ends I need at a Marine supply store, and I have my cables cut to
> length. Now i need to affix the ends. I don't have the necessary massive
> crimping tool to do the job properly. Would it be OK for me to solder (sp?)
> the ends on with a MAP gas cylinder? I'm worried about fatigue in the
> joints. Any suggestions?
I'd suggest either of two possibilities. First, check with a "high end" auto
stereo shop, maybe even one of the larger retailers that do auto sound like
Best Buy, Fry's, or mail order like Crutchfield, to see if they offer cable
ends that use compression type fittings. These use a tapered collar and a
nut that clamps down on the wire. Not real cheap, a bit gaudy if "gold"
plated (IMHO), but they don't require soldering (You don't want to do that,
IMO) and should work well.
As Graeme mentioned you might be able to get connectors crimped on. A few
years back when I bought some 4-0 welding cable from a welding supply place
in DFW I noticed they had a wide variety of loop ends. I bought several and
the counter guy crimped one on each end of the 20 foot length of welding
cable that I'd bought, for free. At the time I just used a bolt-on clamp on
the battery end. Not as "pretty" as the gold compression style clamp, which
I hadn't "discovered" yet, but it worked just fine.
'71 510 2-dr (Prepared Class Autocrosser)
'73 510 2-dr (Street Toy)
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