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New fitting and crimping kit from Gunson

Gunson has launched a new two-piece set of professionally crimp and fit classic brass bullet connectors.

If you have a post-war British car up to the mid-to-late 1960s and need to repair the wiring harness, add period accessories or even making up a complete new harness, this new set from Gunson (part number 77169) provides two tools that will enable you to crimp the bullets and then fit them securely into their connectors.

Simply remove a small section of insulation from the wire, slide on the brass bullet, then crimp it with the tool. It provides a positive, flat crimp in seconds. If you’ve ever struggled in pushing the bullets into their plastic connectors, you’ll know how awkward this can be, attempting it with a screwdriver or similar, and maybe be even damaging the wire or the connector in the process. It’s easy with the correct tool however.

This is a pair of specially-shaped, spring-loaded pliers that grip the bullet and the opposite side of the connector — simply squeeze, and the bullet pops in securely. Works with single or double-type connectors.

Bullets and connectors are available from Connect Workshop Consumables in packs of 50: brass bullets (part number 37641), single connectors (37642) and double connectors (37643).

Available now from your nearest Gunson stockist now.