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[oletrucks] Soldering, again

To: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: [oletrucks] Soldering, again
From: Bruce Kettunen <bekett@uslink.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 14:48:51 -0600
By the way, eutectic solder has the right mix of tin and lead so 
it freezes all at once instead of getting slushy for a while.  This 
makes the joint set up faster and also lets the joint be made at 
the lowest temperature.  If you can't fine eutectic resin core solder,
60-40 resin core also works well, it is very close to eutectic.

Bruce Kettunen
57 3200
Mt. Iron, MN

At Tuesday, 27 March 2001, you wrote:

>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 
>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 
>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,
>> > 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 
>> > others.
>> >
>> > Does anyone have a name brand harness that they would recommend,
>> > where did you get it from?  Does it come with good instructions?
>> >
>> > Thanks, Sam  1950 3100
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