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 Post subject: How to convert to new battery terminals
Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:09 pm 
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How would you convert the from these old terminals to the new one?

The old terminals have the wires clamped on by some sort of lug.

The new terminals have a screw on type arrangement

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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:57 pm 
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undo the 10mm nut on the bolt, remove the 2 lugs. Put the new terminal on the battery terminal. Now place the 2 lugs over the threaded bolt and tighten down the wing nut.......

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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:15 pm 
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undo the 10mm nut on the bolt, remove the 2 lugs. Put the new terminal on the battery terminal. Now place the 2 lugs over the threaded bolt and tighten down the wing nut.......

cheers............


the old lugs are connected to the "O" shaped battery clamp

i went to the shops to find a new lug, but there doesn't seem to be one that would "clamp" onto the wiring.

i've checked about 5 shops, supercheapauto, BCF, JB HiFi, d**k Smith, Repco

haven't tried coventrys or ford yet

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:23 pm 
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hacksaw the ring part off, dress sharp edges with file, refit to new terminal
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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:55 pm 
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check bonnet clearance first, IMO I wouldn't have chosen the ones with wing nuts, cause of this possiblity...

I have put "other" tpye on both mine and the missus car.

just get a screwdriver to spread the exisiting clamp off the wires and just neaten them up and place in new clamp.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:30 am 
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by the looks of his pics he will need the eyelets because they will go straight on the thread the wingnut is on. I would only cut them off if he had the other type.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:39 am 
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by the looks of his pics he will need the eyelets because they will go straight on the thread the wingnut is on. I would only cut them off if he had the other type.



hello yes you are correct, i cannot cut it off because it connects to the eyelet

any other method?

do i need a special lug?

i found a lug at supercheapauto but there is no way the lug can clamp onto the wires....

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:46 am 
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XR-Lane wrote:
by the looks of his pics he will need the eyelets because they will go straight on the thread the wingnut is on. I would only cut them off if he had the other type.



hello yes you are correct, i cannot cut it off because it connects to the eyelet

any other method?

do i need a special lug?

i found a lug at supercheapauto but there is no way the lug can clamp onto the wires....


I would just simply return the ones you brought and get these Image

but with the nut fitting not the screw type

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:46 am 
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solder them in :) best connection possible

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:56 am 
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good suggestion

what material terminals should i get? excluding copper

brass, zinc, lead

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:01 am 
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Froudey wrote:
falcon1999 wrote:
XR-Lane wrote:
by the looks of his pics he will need the eyelets because they will go straight on the thread the wingnut is on. I would only cut them off if he had the other type.



hello yes you are correct, i cannot cut it off because it connects to the eyelet

any other method?

do i need a special lug?

i found a lug at supercheapauto but there is no way the lug can clamp onto the wires....


I would just simply return the ones you brought and get these Image

but with the nut fitting not the screw type


they are the better option, and I would tin the wires with the solder for a great connection :P

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:41 pm 
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How do you disconnect the wire from the eyelet?

I've tried prying it with a screwdriver, not working.

Is cutting the wire the only way?

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:26 pm 
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I would just cut it off with a hacksaw or the fast way i did was use an angle grinder !
As for the material Gold is the best but expensive ! Next best thing is Copper followed by Aluminum !

 

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I would just cut it off with a hacksaw or the fast way i did was use an angle grinder !
As for the material Gold is the best but expensive ! Next best thing is Copper followed by Aluminum !

Aluminium is a s**t conductor.
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Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:46 pm 
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im being cruel to be kind , you dont know what you are doing, pay 20 bucks and get a auto sparky to do it,the cars worth more, eg. fire , theft when its parked in the wrong place not going etc.

 

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