MilSpecWiring has always sold DMC’s aerospace-grade crimping and termination solutions, but they have recently formed an exclusive partnership with the manufacturer. Now, MilSpecWiring is able to offer better pricing on these motorsports kits that are complete with hard carrying cases and foam cutouts. One kit features everything you need to terminate and crimp Deutsch DT and circular milspec connections in varying sizes while the other kit is a more complete solution that adds Deutsch AS (autosport) components.
If you’ve ever stabbed, punctured, cut or scraped yourself on safety wire, you’ll love DMC’s Safe-T-Cable solution. This is a unique system that uses a special tool for crimping ferrules onto cable that pulls through traditionally styled caps. The Safe-T-Cable solution helps ensure consistency and repeatability and prevents failures traditionally associated with safety wire. It’s also much faster to use. For manufacturers or assemblers that need to deal with “sealed” solutions, special branded ferrules can be obtained from DMC. If someone removes the Safe-T-Cable and replaces it, the new cable will not have the brand and it will be obvious that the “seal” was broken.
Lastly, and not pictured, DMC also has a new TS8000 twist strip tool that is specially designed for removing the outer insulation on milspec shielded twisted cable. Instead of having to fight with razor blades or other sharp objects and invariably damage shielding or conductors, DMC provides the TS8000 solution with interchangeable blades to match different conductor gauge and conductor counts in the shielded cable. The TS8000 system ensures clean and precise stripping of milspec shielded cable.
For more information, see https://www.milspecwiring.com/
You may remember the AEM Electornics CD-7 dashboard that we equipped Project SC300 with. AEM has recently completely overhauled the CD line of dashes, with both a new flush-face CD-7 and CD-5 with the updated carbon housings. The updated CD dashes now only feature external buttons and the hoods have been deleted, making them easier to configure and mount. Along with the revised CD dash, AEM has released an external carbon-framed button mounting kit. It features IP68 rated buttons and several colored caps. This would’ve been useful for our project!
AEM has also released a new 6-channel CAN sensor module for applications that just don’t need quite so much data, as well as a 4-port CAN hub for making connecting all those devices just a little easier. Lastly, a new 8-channel K-type thermocouple unit is available. This CAN-based controller mates with an updated Infinity ECU firmware so that it can be easily interfaced.
For more information, see https://www.aemelectronics.com/
Seat sliders are a really sub-optimal solution for race cars, as they never lock that well and the adjusters invariably wear out over time resulting in seat movement. Worn or poorly designed seat slighters are also an extreme safety hazard. Traditional pedal assemblies can be adjusted but it often takes a considerable amount of time as the driver’s side of most race cars is a mess of cramped space and uncomfortable work space. Tilton’s adjustable three pedal system features a 14-position adjustment riding on a slider with hydraulic assist. Yank the release cable and either let the pedal assembly slide forward on its own, or apply foot pressure to slide it backwards.
This pedal assembly also features Tilton’s first pivoting master cylinder design in an under mount configuration, which makes for much smaller packaging than their traditional cylinder mounting configuration which places the cylinders in front of the pedals. This under-mounted cylinder packaging includes an integrated balance bar for on-the-fly brake bias adjustment. And, to top it off, the pedal foot pads are 3-way adjustable in the horizontal, vertical, and angled dimensions.
For more information, see https://tiltonracing.com/