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Good quick disconnects

Who makes good quick disconnects. I remember reading something about a "Weatherpak" connector that need no sort of crimping tool, but I can't seem to find it the website again. Can someone lead me in the right direction?


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Weatherpacks are available at NAPA and many other places. They are GM style connectors that use seals. They do require a special crimper.

There are many other styles available to. One of my favorites is the Deutch connectors. However, they are a little spendy and also need a special crimper.

You may want to check out Digi-Key Corporation - USA Home Page. You will be overwhelmed with all the different electronic parts.

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Weatherpacks are available at NAPA and many other places. They are GM style connectors that use seals. They do require a special crimper.

There are many other styles available to. One of my favorites is the Deutch connectors. However, they are a little spendy and also need a special crimper.

You may want to check out Digi-Key Corporation - USA Home Page. You will be overwhelmed with all the different electronic parts.
I was reading about the Deutch connectors on race-dezert. The price of the crimper is a little daunting.

I wish I could find those quick disconnects that did not require a crimper.


This article makes it sound like the weather pack connectors don't need a crimper. Weather Pak Electrical Connectors - Get Connected - Super Chevy Magazine

any insight?


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I have never used a crimp tool other than needle nose...But.... you need the little hollow screw driver thing to get them back apart ...

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I have never used a crimp tool other than needle nose...But.... you need the little hollow screw driver thing to get them back apart ...
For the weather paks?


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For the weather paks?
You could use needle nose or some other device to crimp the connectors, it just won't be as reliable as using the proper tool.
There is a hollow tube that is used to "release" the pins from the connectors.

I looked at your link to Super Chevy. Yes, those are the same connectors we are talking about. They still require a crimper to assemble the pins onto the wires.

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You could use needle nose or some other device to crimp the connectors, it just won't be as reliable as using the proper tool.
There is a hollow tube that is used to "release" the pins from the connectors.

I looked at your link to Super Chevy. Yes, those are the same connectors we are talking about. They still require a crimper to assemble the pins onto the wires.

Where are you located?
I am in Apple Valley on the weekends and Claremont during the week. Why do you ask? Is there somewhere local I can order this stuff? I would like to start redoing some of my wiring this weekend. Thanks!


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I was reading about the Deutch connectors on race-dezert. The price of the crimper is a little daunting.

I wish I could find those quick disconnects that did not require a crimper.


This article makes it sound like the weather pack connectors don't need a crimper. Weather Pak Electrical Connectors - Get Connected - Super Chevy Magazine

any insight?

I did not get that out of the article, the quick connect, means the pins click into the connector housing and it clicks to the other half. you still should use the proper crimp tool, so that the pins fit and seat properly into the housing.

you can do it with good regular crimpers if you know what your doing and have patience.

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I did not get that out of the article, the quick connect, means the pins click into the connector housing and it clicks to the other half. you still should use the proper crimp tool, so that the pins fit and seat properly into the housing.

you can do it with good regular crimpers if you know what your doing and have patience.

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I lack both. I'll just buy the crimper. They look to be about $30 on ebay.

What is the largest gauge wire the weather pack connecters will take?


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I lack both. I'll just buy the crimper. They look to be about $30 on ebay.

What is the largest gauge wire the weather pack connecters will take?
Damn, Rainman don't know that one! LOL 12 guage max maybe

ask S2K1, he uses this stuff all the time



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