I put a dab of solder on the ends of those wires you're talking about. At
first, I left them bare. After 2 ends broke off, I ended up soldering them
all.What fun it is digging around in back of the TR3 dash panel. I've gotten
quite good at removing and reconnecting the oil pressure line.
That's quite a wiring kit, eh??
Cape Cod, Ma.
> are a number of switches that have hole in which you insert
> the wire and then clamp it in place with the end of a machine
> screw. My question is should one solder the end of the wire
> before clamping it or leave it unsoldered??
The original setup was bare copper with no solder. In that case, I believe
that tinning just the very end with solder (so the solder ends while still
under the screw) will provide a slightly better connection. But letting the
solder extend farther up the wire (which is difficult not to do) creates a
stress point that is more likely to break the wire over time (and
However, if memory serves, the wires in Dan's kit already have the strands
individually tinned (silver color rather than dirty penny color). In that
case, I believe that adding solder is a bad idea.
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