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WICO EK Ignition Lead Contact


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Old 02-21-2018, 08:41:03 PM
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Default WICO EK Ignition Lead Contact

I have a WICO EK and the Bakelite terminal tower is a blind hole (no thread). I believe this means the spark plug wire had a spring clip soldered to the end?

Can someone please show me a picture of this and point me to any sales sites that would have a suitable one please?

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I think this is what I need but is there a specific size?

There are 7 & 9 mm ones here, the solder on type appeal to me more. would these work?
https://enginebarn.myshopify.com/col...wire-terminals
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You need 7mm's
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The 7mm ones you show will work fine.
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Default Re: WICO EK Ignition Lead Contact

Hi Dsel74.
John Humphries at Rustic Spares here in NSW has those connectors. Google rustic spares and you will find his website and his email address.
I just replaced all the spark plug leads and new connectors for the ends for one of our tractors. Great product, prices and service.
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Default Re: WICO EK Ignition Lead Contact

7mm automotive clip should work fine. Any good auto supply should have it. You might find them at a small equipment shop too. The ones you have pictured look like the originals! The pinch ons pictured do not need to be pinched tight. I would strip about 1/4" of the insulation off the end of the wire, and put it thru the center of the clip. Flatten it in a circular pattern, and solder in place. Do not bead up the solder - you want the clip to go into the tower as far as possible. Let cool thoroughly, then lightly compress the clip onto the insulator of the wire. You want the sides of the clip to grip the inside of the tower, so the wire does not fall out.
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