Dumpster Diving

Discussion in 'VA/DC/MD- Capital Land Cruiser Club' started by emorth, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Arya Ebrahimi

    Arya Ebrahimi

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    Still have some left? I'd be interested in some...
     
  2. emorth

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    Yep. I will bring them to the next meeting and the swap meet. How many would you like?
     
  3. emorth

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    Figured out a way to reuse the crimped contacts in the connectors:

    Cut off the existing wire and arrange the wire stubs in the contact into a "bird's nest". Think center punch.
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    Drill out the "nest". I used a vice on a drill press.
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    Solder in the new wire. I guess you could also crimp it again. I prefer to solder so I can unsolder and reuse the contact if necessary.
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    Yet another geek moment.
    Ed
     
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  4. Jakes40

    Jakes40 IH8MUD Poser SILVER Star

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    I like it!
    Being a cheap bartered myself I can't believe I didn't think of that!!
     
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