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#301 Northernpower

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 07:44 PM

Interesting stuff! My solder joints when joining 2 wires always ends up wicking along the wire. It ends up with about 40mm of solid joint and by the time you add heatshrink then all flexibility is gone.
I used these solder sleeves at work many years ago and that was for military work. The fact that the solder ring is very short and the heatshrink supports the joint makes me happier.
I'll try them when they arrive and report back.

I'll be interested in the feedback.

#302 McMini 22

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:07 PM

I was trying to make 2 hooks and then join them. This method took a fair bit of heat, hence the wicking.
I have since just used a but joint. Forcing the wire stripped ends together, tidy it up, then solder it. This way worked much better with less wicking as it took less heat.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 01:04 PM

What a mess!

 

36338441190_b255c2fff7_b.jpgSpaghetti! by Ewan McLean, on Flickr

 

So far I have -

Re-formed the ECU to Engine loom.  Only temporary and using Spiwrap it went quite quickly.

Buzzed out the oil switch

Buzzed out the starter signal

Tried to buzz out the alternator to ignition light (no success). 

 

Plan is to get it cranking and then work out the fuel and then the sparks.

 

Thinking of replacing the battery to starter cable with 50mm2.  Is this heavy enough?

I have a battery cutout switch between the seats but this will have to move as my seats are bigger and the exhaust is pretty close to the terminals.

 

 

 



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 12:39 PM

I decided to put my engine to body earth here.

 

36921812451_a999f176fc_b.jpg2017-09-06_01-22-01 by Ewan McLean, on Flickr

 

So it involved scraping the back of the web until I got shiny metal.  As I couldnt see behind there, I used my borescope camera.  Although the photo quaity is not perfect, this was as a great purchase and plugs directly into my phone.

 

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