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by Robert Dentico
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I need to replace the plastic connectors in the headlight shell of the T-140-V as they are prone to becoming compromised, overheating etc... 

My usual purveyor supplied me with a bag of replacement male bullets and female bullet connectors. 

Now I have soldered some connections on the bench but these will need to be done in place, in the headlight shell. 

The original bullet connectors all over the harness appear to have been crimped.  Are they soldered as well...?  
Wondering if there is a specific style crimping tool to crimp these or in fact, do I solder them...?  

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by Hermit

In what I originally posted here I said that I had successfully crimped contemporary bullets (as supplied by British Wiring) on imperial conductors (an original 1969 T120 wiring harness).

When I went over to the shop today I realized that the harness laying on the bench, the one I used for my bullet experiment, was NOT the original, but a British Wiring reproduction! No wonder those conductors went in so snug and crimped down so tight.

When I retrieved the original harness and crimped a #14 bullet onto one if its 14-strand conductors I discovered that:

A) The wires did not fit so snugly in the bullet, they were actually quite loose
B) It didn't take too much of a yank to pull the strands right out of the bullet.

Which is exactly what Stuart said in his post above

Apologies for confusion I created. Thanks to koan58 for heads-up.

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