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RE: [oletrucks] rewiring: was...electrical harness

To: "'THE BROWNS'" <armory@swbell.net>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] rewiring: was...electrical harness
From: "Schorn, Tim" <SchornT@ci.fort-worth.tx.us>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 08:27:42 -0600
Along the same subject line...can anyone tell me how to solder 8 or 10 guage
alternator wire. I am trying to install a new battery wire plug to my
alternator (10ga or maybe 8?). I've heard not to crimp, but always solder
wires to avoid voltage drops from resistance.
    I have a 100w soldering iron. Which type of solder should I be using? I
just can't seem to get the wire hot enough to absorb the solder. What is the
best method for joining the two wires prior to soldering them? Big wire must
take a certain touch, because I've never had any trouble with smaller
guages. Special cleaning needed? I've tried flux and lead-free solder as
well as the leaded variety. 
    Thanks in ADvance!!
        Tim in Ft Worth

> -----Original Message-----
> From: THE BROWNS [SMTP:armory@swbell.net]
> Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 5:21 PM
> To:   Willard, Andrew; oletrucks@autox.team.net
> Subject:      Re: [oletrucks] electrical harness
> I have a kit that will be going in soon.  It is a Kwik Wire.  It has
> colored
> and labeled wires, 3 pigtail connectors on the harness, an on /off toggle
> switch on the block, and GXL grade wire(was told this is step above modern
> >
> > The wiring on my 50 3100 is mostly original and a mess.  Blinkers, horn
> > gas gauge, gauge lights etc don't work.  Therefore I think I'm best off
> > to replace the whole harness.  However I'd also need to include  the CB
> > and stereo etc.  I wouldn't mind having a fuse box to run some of these
> > items through.
> > My understanding is that some of the harnesses are better quality than
> > others.
> >
> > Does anyone have a name brand harness that they would recommend, and
> > where did you get it from?  Does it come with good instructions?
> >
> > Thanks, Sam  1950 3100
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