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    Samuel Phelps

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    #186910

    What are you all using for new plug wires and terminals . The type on the older motors like my Speeditwin that screw fasten on …

    Tom
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    crosbyman

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    #186922

    7mm metallic core multi- strand wires NO CARBON STUFF !!

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    squierka39

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    #186942

    Packard 440 is a good choice, it’s 7mm copper core. Brillman has it and you can also find it on eBay or at some motorcycle shops that work on old bikes.

    Buccaneer
    Buccaneer

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    #186943

    Too bad no one is manufacturing those original style, crimped, “eyelet”
    plug wire terminals, but I suppose one would need a crimping tool of some
    kind. They’re a lot less bulky than what currently available, and probably
    less prone to arcing in close quarters.

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    Tubs
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    #186945

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    crosbyman

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    #186949

    you can just get a standard round connector that fits your plug post size and solder/crimp it to the end of the wire or twist the wire in a circle and solder it

    it won’t go anywhere once you secure it to the plug

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    Samuel Phelps

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    #186951

    I did order the Packard 440 wire and these terminals . They are just like the ones that were on there originally .

    Brass Ring Crimp Spark Plug/Magneto Terminal


    You kinda have to look through all the terminals to find them .. .25 cents a piece ..

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    Samuel Phelps

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    #186952

    Dont ask me how that link picture got so big ! LOL!!!!

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    78bluestreak

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    #186959

    I wondered the same with my Elgin. the new magneto has a threaded internal post. I hesitated pushing the wire onto the post ( which is threaded.
    any help from the Elgin site would be helpful.

    Buccaneer
    Buccaneer

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    #186966

    I did order the Packard 440 wire and these terminals . They are just like the ones that were on there originally .

    Brass Ring Crimp Spark Plug/Magneto Terminal


    You kinda have to look through all the terminals to find them .. .25 cents a piece ..

    I looked on Brillman’s before I posted and failed to see them. Thanks!
    It doesn’t say on their site, but did you need a special tool to criimp
    the rings?
    Also, they show a tiny tube type of terminal end, while not original,
    would probably work on outboards as well.

    Spark Plug Eye Terminal

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    joecb

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    #186976

    Those ring terminals will all do the job, however they are not like the original style. The old ones had a “tail” or spike that pushed into the wire insulation in addition to the “ring”. This tail helped straighten the connection and reduce the tendency of the wire breaking at the joint of the wire insulation and the ring.

    Joe B

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    Samuel Phelps

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    #186985

    Your right the one’s I had did have the little spike on the bottom .
    The little tube type were out of stock …
    I’m gunna try a pair of needle nose to crimp ..

    Tubs
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    #187254

    Here they are. $11.00 with shipping if you want them?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/264534841725?ul_noapp=true

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    stanley

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    #187262

    I think these are the same but a little cheaper.This is a good site to visit,anyway. https://www.restorationstuff.com/featured4.html

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