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    Do you guys know if there is a small crimping tool that works good for putting the new pins in the plugs in the the chassis and other plugs. I can't seem to find one small enough an obviously keeping that little wire absolutely round is the key. What is the trick to replacing those pins? I'm having a hell of a time.

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    There is a specialty tool out there that supposedly works GREAT for the pins, I believe Vantage makes it but its EXPENSIVE and I mean EXPENSIVE. I actually found a pair of crimpers at a Radio Shack for like $7 or $13 (Cant remember the exact price but it was quite reasonable) Anyway I use that on the pins, then squeeze the pin a bit more with needlenose pliers to get it just perfect to fit thru the plug (crimper itself leaves it a bit oblong). But for the most part it works great for me, picked up 2 more for the other mechanics at my house as well, they're pleased with the results also. If there's a Radio Shack nearby pick a pair up and give em a try, if I can find a part # for em or take a pic or something I can post to be more specific about it I will soon. Hope this helps [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

    Rep [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
    All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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    • #3
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      Spankey info;
      Double Action Certi-Crimp Tool # 305183

      AMP Incorporated Harrisburg PA.

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      I think I paid $150.00
      If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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      • #4
        Re: crimp tool

        You can find a manual crimping tool for barrel pins just about anywhere.

        If you want to make life easier; several companies make racheting crimp tools ($50) and start purchasing a new die ($35) every couple months, in a year you'll be set to crimp just about anything. (I prefer Ideal)

        Save yourself the headache and do it right. If you mechanic for a living you will be crimping many barrel pins. You can struggle with a manual tool or you can re-pin in a hurry with the proper tools.
        Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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        • #5
          Re: crimp tool

          I have 3 of the above AMP crimping tools.....I will sell 1 for $100.

          Jerry

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            OOP's! Double post. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif[/img]

            Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
            Please buy MADE IN USA!

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            • #7
              Re: crimp tool

              Originally posted by 82/70 king:
              I have 3 of the above AMP crimping tools.....I will sell 1 for $100.

              Jerry
              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Geezzzzzzz...know wonder why your center isnt making any money! Between the crimping tools and the spoting hooks....... :p

              Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
              Please buy MADE IN USA!

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              • #8
                Re: crimp tool

                You know what they say....everything has a price tag on it....LOL.

                Jerry

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                • #9
                  Re: crimp tool

                  I dunno... I just insert the stripped wire into the pin, then use a pair of needlenose pliers to fold the tabs over one at a time to hold it in place, and then solder the wire to the pin, insert it, and pretty much forget about it.

                  It takes a bit more time than just crimping 'em, but I've never had one pull or vibrate loose...
                  <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                  • #10
                    Re: crimp tool

                    stahls has them, pretty cheap

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