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  • What new trick or procedure have you learned here on the VFF?

    One thing I learned and now do is a little trick Mitch mentioned I always used a lighter on heat shrink tubing never did use a heat gun until Mitch mentioned it that thought never ocurred to me and now that is the only way i do them.

    One thing I do do is when making wiring especially on my a I wire wheel brush the heavy plastic off of a terminal so it is bare put heat shrink tubing on the wire give the terminal a slight crimp and then I also solder it for a good tight connection slide the heat shrink in place hit it with the heat gun makes a lot neater looking wiring job, chasing bad connections is no fun, make em good the first time.

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    After I discovered high temp terminals as they call them, that's all I use from now on. They don't have insulation on them, just the bare terminal. Expensive at the hardware store usually priced at $.50 each, but much cheaper online such as Amazon. They're a much stronger terminal none of this bend and break like the common ones with plastic insulation on them. I also use a gas powered soldering iron, Blue Point kit YAKS 1. It's made by another company and tips etc can be found online for a much lower price than the Snapon guy. The tips have a hole for exhaust I use to shrink the tubing.
    Last edited by Dennis; 11-13-2017, 12:50 PM.


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      This is not really a tip or a procedure.
      But i have been learning a lot more about the JS side of things thanks to the daily question. It gives me a reason to open the book and read more about of what was posted.

      Today i did learned about tbirds check ball trick that was posted on his jumping out of gear thread.
      3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
      Henry Ford said,
      "It's all nuts and bolts"
      "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

      Mitch's Auto Service ctr


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