You have enough room on all sides to slip a bigger box over the whole works and seal it at the firewall? Here is what I did for a few relays.
Yes, and if you added a layer of rubber under the blocks, and under the aluminum case, you would be triple insulated... from electrical short.
***Very good example of my post... when neatness counts.
There is big money in scaring you to think you need to buy a new harness... It makes it so the variables in diagnosis do not have to be questioned, during quality customer support.. and I get that... Freaking out over a splice, (OR A THOUSAND) is B/S, if it is done correctly.
"Purists" make great restoration supervisors, when reality costs nothing... (insert hard laugh emoji here).
How many guys buy the crimp Weatherpack connectors without the $150 crimper FOR EACH SIZE...?
Or use an idiotic improper sized crimper, as if it doesn't matter?... would you want to tech support anyone who did such a thing?
I prefer the pig tails and crimps, but what do I know....? My entire engine is pig tails and crimps done correctly.
Educating the basics and correcting the stupid human mistakes eats into profits, so it is rarely accepted as best practices.
Quite honestly, the shared ownership and trusted borrow and return of quality crimpers, between paying members, would resolve this issue and make membership much more relevant.
I would pay extra to be a trusted user of the quality crimpers required to build my engine here...
Others may agree... Do you trust me to borrow the tools required to build my engine and return them in perfect condition?
I am willing to trust you..., with education and best practices training...
If you buy the specified crimp connectors, from one of our trusted vendors, or Mouser or McMaster Carr or 3M or Digi-Key or another US Govt supplier, and actually qualify as a trusted buyer,,, then why can't we make this benefit, an exclusive part of membership? With a bond, if necessary?
I seriously think we need to go here.
With a bond, to insure we have the best people protected from accidental mishaps, we are no longer forced to be trained by the guys selling perfect circuitry, as if it is Gospel.
(All of you are the BEST people,... you all deserve to keep your GM wiring harness in 100% good condition..., with good quality USA made crimps...)
This forum can be much more than arguments or conflicting advice, it can be the resource for good guys to build with quality tools, from trusted sponsors.
I would gladly offer twice the tool cost as a temporary fee to borrow the tool and receive money back when returned in excellent condition.
I would agree, we MUST purchase USA sourced crimps, in order to borrow the tools... before we are allowed to borrow them...
As a condition of using them by contract... I would agree part of the membership fee would be increased to cover an insurance policy for those who do qualify for the tool borrowing program, in order to defer the costs of insurance for everybody...
I feel the tool manufacturers' and crimp suppliers' would appreciate the nod, as well, and sponsor our efforts to build the relationships with quality as our mantra. It would be a win win for old outdated tech. Planned obsolescence is not your friend.
Hello GM Engineering, are you listening...? (and we all know they are... they post here often...)