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    padam Well-Known Member

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    What's a good place to get quality electrical switches, relays and such.

    I need to redo my wiring. I'm not looking for resto stuff, just heavy duty parts that will hold up on a race car.
     
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    HALIFAXHOPS MSGT(ret) and MOPAR only distributor rebuilder! FBBO Gold Member

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    The Brilman company has quality parts.
     
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    www.mouser.com They will have a lot of options, and the best pricing.
     
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    Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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    Mad Enterprises
    http://www.madelectrical.com

    use to carry lots of electrical car-related electronics stuff
    the guy (owner Mark IIRC) likes to talk too, he also knows MoPars

    I had bought stuff from him/them in the past
    but not for a while now

    Painless or Ron Francis
    if you don't care about originality, just want a modern quailty product

    M&H Electrical, sold thru Year One unfortunately
    http://www.wiringharness.com
     
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    I've had good luck with American Auto wire
     
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      padam Well-Known Member

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      Thanks for all the suggestions guys!
       
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      Almost forgot, Weatherpack connectors.
       
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      I was thinking of putting weather pack connectors on my components.
      How hard are they to install?
       
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      HEMI-ITIS STREETER on LI FBBO Gold Member

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      Connectors are connectors:)
       
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      They are pretty easy. The seals are sized for different diameter wires, and the pins/plugs also come in different sizes for wire gauge. Physically, they are a bit larger than some of the other common connector types. Good for 20 Amps.
      https://www.whiteproducts.com/terminals-seals.shtml

      Metripack is sort of like the weather pack, there are different series, but the 280 series (30 Amps). They are usually a bit smaller than the weather pack connectors.
      The 150 series is for 20-16 AWG wire (or smaller 22-20 AWG), and 14 amps. The metripack type are also the same connector system that attaches to sensors and such on newer cars.
      https://www.whiteproducts.com/metripack-faqs.shtml

      Deutsch are usually a bit more compact for multi-pin connectors. They usually are more expensive than the other connectors, and may require a special crimper, so I haven't used many of these.
       
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        I use Tyco, Metri Pak, Deutsch, Molex, and Weather Pack at work.
        Deutsch & Tyco have the wire seals in the connector so you don't need to install them on the wires. They both use similar terminals, and are easier to service.
        Molex can need special crimpers and can be a bear to service, needing special removal tools.
        If it were just a matter of size & serviceability, I'd pick Tyco. They have a barrel terminal that takes a special crimper, but they also make a stamped one that you can crimp with ordinary crimpers. Easy to service, no extra secondary locks or seals to buy.
         
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