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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Question R/R relocate ???

Hi all,
This would be my first real post. I've lurked for a few months but now hope to get an answer to this question.

My battery died so, I ordered a MF from Sears (mail order). Nobody around here carries one so I wait. In the mean time I'm reading about the R/R relocate and think that since the battery is out already why not pull out the R/R and do the relocate? So, Saturday I get it out where I can look at it. The nylon connector the wires are all mounted in is about 1/2 eaten by past acid spills. the white (battery) wire was just intact by a few strands of wire which broke while I was working the connector loose. So, first I thought I could remove the quick disconnect from the connector and solder the wire back on to it and put it back in the connector. Well, the quick disconnect has been hot and melted into the plastic connector. I can't remove it intact so, my question...

Is there a known source for a new nylon connector housing for the R/R connection? It would be a much better job if I put a new nylon connector on the harness.

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I'm new too, only a few days, maybe a dumb question but what is a R/R?

After reading about that a maintenance free battery cures the hot-start problem. I'm thinking about yanking my old battery out too.
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Regulator/Rectifier, part of the charging system

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Some here have just soldered the wires to the R/R. Which is a better contact than any connector would be.
Others have just used individual spade connectors.

I believe there was a one piece unit from some older car that was a direct replacement, but off hand I don't remember what it was.

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I recommend replacing all affected wires and replacing the connector with a new unit.

Eastern Beaver has the connector inserts:


Also, I have gotten two of the six-pin female connector bodies and extra inserts from RM Stator in Canada and confirmed with them that they will sell them to the public. I called Rick at Rick's Motorsport Electrics and he has them and will sell them. Give either a call.

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