I always pre-tin the wire and what ever I am hooking it to. I secure the wire in the connector (for example) and then apply a small dab of flux. I quickly dip the tip of soldering iron in the flux and load it with solder. Then all I have to do it touch the wire/connector just long enough to flow the solder. If I need to draw some of the solder to the back of the connector, I touch the back with the iron and the heat will wick it back that direction.
I used to do wire bundles on UH-1, UH-60, AH-1, and AH-60 helicopters. IIRC, there is about 6 miles of wire in a CH-47 Chinook....
Beat it to fit, paint it to match!
Thanks guys, I'm pretty easily excited I know but these make me feel good. Better than new I reckon. The powdercoaters do a three part treatment same as for the frames on our reverse osmosis desalination frames which need good corrosion resistance in case of chips scratches etc.
First is a good full garnet blast then "metal spray" which is basically melting zinc into a powder spraying on, then powder prime then colour. Get this though, $240 for 5 rims! That's cheap even for our overpriced neck of the woods.
We will need to put a tiny bead of silicon or polyurethane in the seam inside and out though and of course the black or blue pinstripe around the white ones. I'll prolly also need to sand out where the nuts land too to be sure we're metal to metal there.
The guy who's 8 we're working on has been caught up with work but I reckon there's nothing like something shiny and new to get us moving again. You watch, he'll stretch some new rubber onto those blackouts and it'll be all engines full ahead!
Rechecked the sender. All good Pulled the tank out of the skid plate. May as well clean it while I can. Friday night with beers, a flap wheel, a brush and a can of black paint. Coming up on 2 months. May have this done by fall.
So last night as I was replacing my inside door handles on my '83 cj7 in the parkinglot of my apartment complex, some shirtless guy in a beat up civic pulled up and started asking if I would sell my jeep. I kindly replied that I was not interested in selling it, he then claimed he would pay $10k right then and there. Again, I said I was not interested in selling the jeep, he called me an idiot, said it wasnt even worth his offer and drove off...definitely an odd occurance haha.