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Bugeye electrical connector where can I get these?

ichthos

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Hello,
On the end of the wires that go to various lights (such as the brake and turn lights )there are these small bullet like things with a small hole at the end that the wires go through and then fold over. This is then pushed into the proper connection. They are about 3/8" long and 3/16" wide. Does anyone know what these are called and where I can get them? I need four of these to finish my wiring. Thanks for any help you can give me.
Kevin
 

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I think what you are describing is simply a bullet connector. Check Moss or VB. In any case, they are medium-lousy connectors, or, in other words, typical of 60s-era British cars. You can use any type of connector from an electronics store, or even Radio Shack, which impersonates one, and it will probably be better, no matter how bad it is.
 

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I have a bunch of them in the various old harnesses that I have, I can unsolder some for you if you want.
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I don't think this is a bullet connector. When I asked for these from Moss, they sent me something different. Here is a picture to make it more clear. There is not soldering involved with these.
 

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Those are still a type of bullet connector. I was surprised recently to find them still in use on my '72 Spit for the side markers.

I haven't seen those in anyone's catalogs. However, you might have the best luck finding them by contacting the folks at britishwiring.com Call them and perhaps even email them the picture you posted above. If anyone can supply the part you want, it's likely to be them.
 
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You were correct, Steve. They are still called bullet connectors. Thanks for the tip on Britishwiring.com, Doug. Their online catalog lists them as "loose sleeve bullets". They are currently unavailable. Bummer. All I need is three more to finish my wiring job. Bill, do you have any of these from your old wiring harness you could sell me? Does anyone have any of these they could sell me? Thanks, Kevin
 

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I unsolder and reuse these all of the time from old wiring harnesses. Don'tthrow that stuff away. Always turns out to be useful.
 
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Thanks for the advice,Jim. I do keep all of the old parts. I have had to reuse a number of parts from my old wiring harness that were missing from the new harness or just plain unavailable. Unfortunatley half of the loose sleeve connectors were gone when I bought my car. I have been able to collect a few along the way, but I didn' realize they were no longer being made.
Kevin
 

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ISTR seeing a copper type that can be a substitute in (house) electrical supply places. "Sta-Kon" ferrules, methinks. Thomas & Betts, they have copper and aluminum ones... I'd stay away from the alloy ones, tho. Grainger or Lowes/HomeDepot may be sources.
 

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:lol: :thumbsup:

There ya go, Kev! :wink:
 

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Ok, who the heck is Grantura MKI? I have no clue who he might be.
 

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Another BCF member? :jester:

...one willing to help!
 
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ichthos

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To be honest, I just read the forum posts for a couple of years before actually writing my first post. The reason was I really didn't feel I could contribute much. I have learned a lot during the restoration. At the very least I sure can tell everyone all the things not to do now. I am willing to bet this is another kind member of the forum just wanting to help.
Kevin
 

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jlaird said:
Ok, who the heck is Grantura MKI? I have no clue who he might be.
A good man and auto restorer. He did the pre-inspection on the Tunebug before I bought it.
 
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I hope I didn't insult him by the comments I made about myself. I didn't realize until after I posted my comments that he had posted so many times. It looks like he deals with many different types of LBC's, which makes sense base on what you said, Drew.
Kevin
 

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Ahhh, is good to know folks. Wonder how I missed his name. Bonk.
 

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"Th' World Works in Mysterious Ways..."

:jester:
 
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D. said he has what I need....and he is sending it free of charge on top of that! May he be loaded up with British car karma for the future.
Kevin
 
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