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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-26-2010, 11:13 PM
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Re: Starter Solenoid Power Lug Extension:

I think it's a great idea for simplicity and function. If someone wants neat or sexy or something, then they should write another article about their ideas or versions. However, in the spirit of condemning good ideas, punishment for original thought, and spanking for selfless sharing, I would say I would modify the idea with only a bit of heat shrink over the coupler or a split rubber cap over all the terminals to help fend off the paranoid types. A Paranoid Deflector of sorts.

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Re: Starter Solenoid Power Lug Extension:

If some one was to try this now you are going to have a problem becouse it seems all the solennoids are made in China. The threads are metric. the tap you need to use is 8.0x 1.25 & bolts up at ace hardware are not measured ( 1/4, 1/2, or 3/4, in. ) its something like 8-8, 8-10, or 8-12 ?
BTW the ferist Chines solenoid I bought the studs for the cables were to short. So I went to a differant auto parts store & thay had one with longer studs.

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Re: Starter Solenoid Power Lug Extension:

Hold a second there Rich, I have a NEW and an OLD solenoid, and they are American standard fine thread not 8MM metric....

Are you sure you have metric threads?
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Re: Starter Solenoid Power Lug Extension:

First off I haven't cheaked every auto parts store in Tacoma, I have hit two. the first solenoid I bought was a Standerd (short studs ) the second one was a BWD ( engine management technology ) From Oreillys,Iknow the manager real well. Both places told me that the solenoids are no longer made in the USA, there made in China & I'm willing to bet where ever thay made out of the USA are going to be metric, these are. The reason I posted was to save any one the hassel I went though . I felt like ping pong ball running around all day in a 4x4 p.u.

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Re: Starter Solenoid Power Lug Extension:

That stinks. I hate running everywhere for one item.

But Europe is the place using the metric system... China is not Europe, and they've been making crap to sell to us for over a century, seems they'd still sell us American Standard threads for the old school stuff. But I've not seen any new ones lately...
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Re: Starter Solenoid Power Lug Extension:

Great idea..My mustang is pretty much at its limit for add ons on the solonoid..Had a heck of a time getting the battery cable on last time.


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Re: Starter Solenoid Power Lug Extension:

FE I agree with you 100% the Chines stuff no matter what they make is crap & I'm sure you will remember that Japan & Korea uses metric & they aren't a part of Europe LOL.

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up date # 2 Starter Solenoid Power Lug Extension:

I don't like taping 5/16 cores thread with a 5/16 fine thread becouse it can make the nut cuppler weak. So before I ran into the chinese Solenoid witch had the metric threads, I ran down to my faverit goody store & picked up some 5/16 nut cupplers in fine thread. When I picked them up I asked the owner if they made the nut cupplers in metric 8- 1.25 you bet. The company were I got theses, name is ( Fastenal.com ) they are allover the place & even other countrys. Hope this helps Richard

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Re: Starter Solenoid Power Lug Extension:

BTW if any one needs the part # let me know

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