Originally Posted by MJD
I hate them.. LOL.. And prefer to use an L bend with an EZ-link keeper or a Z-bend. The keepers come in .047. I just don't trust anything with set screw type retention on a vehicle powered by a vibration generator. Personal choice.
And I like them...LOL.
I use an L bend, but retain the pushrod with a piece of insulation from a small gauge wire. Just make sure the L bend is long enough to use about 1/4" of insulation.
For the Easy Connectors, I agree with Mike that a hardened steel set screw tightened against hardened music wire has the potential to loosen since it will not get much of a "bite". However, if you're a shotgunner or have a friend that hunts, choose a shell that contains shot that is about the diameter of the setscrew. I drop a pellet into the Easy Connector, then tighten the set screw down against that. The lead will deform around the wire and the end of the set screw and keep the screw from coming loose and hold the wire in place. If you don't have access to lead pellets, a little piece of solder will serve the same purpose.