>> I was wanting to take this rig to the (Oregon) coast for the weekend.
>> So do folks generally have to sort out the electrics by undoing connectors,
>> polishing and reconnecting? Is this typical stuff?
>No, it is not typical for 40 year old cars to be working. Only the ones
>with spirit soldier on.
Say what? Both of my cars are over 40 years old. Well almost. My
newest was built May 1960 so sometime this month will be over 40. They
both work just fine as sole transportation thank you.
Yes, the bullet connectors oxidise over time and cause about 85% of the
price of darkness curses. One cure is to replace all the barrels with
new ones. When the bullets are out, sand them clean when dab them with
dielectric grease before reassembly to keep the moisture out of the
They no longer make the tripple ganged connectors. Buy three single
barrel connectors and use the center connectors from them to replace the
ones in the original tripple barrel connector.
Some of the new single barrel connectors are just a tad too tight and a
little reaming with a phillips screwdriver opens them up enough to get a
Over 40 year old British cars can be quite reliable.
TeriAnn and a virtual Lacy Too on the web
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