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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5519 posts)

10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Trick for cable ends
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 25, 2015 02:06PM

Came up with something new this weekend while working on Dan's TR7/1UZ conversion. Ever need a heavy cable end in a particular size? With a hydraulic press, some copper tubing, and a drill press it should never be a problem. Strip the wire back an inch or better, cut a piece of tubing the same length, slip it on the wire, stamp it down flat in the press and drill your hole in the end. Better than the ones you buy already made up. You can dress it up to look better if you like in various ways. The bigger hole you need the more you flatten it out, etc. But that's the basic idea and it works great. A little dielectric grease when attaching it is always a good idea.


Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(997 posts)

10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Trick for cable ends
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: November 26, 2015 08:55AM

Worth the extra effort to solder the joint too!

Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(163 posts)

09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Trick for cable ends
Posted by: Charles
Date: November 29, 2015 03:13PM

Just make sure it is acid free solder.

kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(847 posts)

10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Trick for cable ends
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: November 29, 2015 03:37PM

Charles, we used natural and organic aromas when we solder . just a cloud of smoke, :-)

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