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Old 01-09-2008, 03:31 PM
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how do you attach an inline diode??

How would I go about wiring a diode in-line with the alternator exciter wire?? Is it just a twist and solder deal, then shrink wrap it or what?

I've seen LEDs with stranded wire ends... Do they make regular micro 1A diodes like that?

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Old 01-09-2008, 03:56 PM
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I think you answered your own question...go for it.
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I was hoping there was something more to it than that... Like, something involving crimping- Cuz I don't trust my soldering skills

So, how should I twist them together? Like, wrap em around each other in loops, or like a twist tie on your bread bag (kinda lay 'em together and twist)? Or does it matter?

Sorry if it's a lame question. Just trying to get it right

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It doesn't really matter, but I prefer the "twist tie on a bread bag" approach.
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Thanks for the replies, guys!

Hopefully I'll be knocking out some wiring soon, and my ol' man will finally get to cruise around in his ride.
He's only had it for about 18 years- Was an all original 36 tudor slantback sedan with a flathead V8; Now he's got a mustang II front end, Summit 350 crate engine, and turbo 350 trans. Installing this Kwik-wire kit and some exhaust is all we got left (besides a re-paint down the road).

Much obliged!
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Put some shrink tube over one end of the wire and push it up from the wire joint as far as possible.Twist the ends together for a good mechanical connection. Then solder the joint with a small soldering iron and solder used for electrical work (usually 60/40 silver/tin) commonly found at a Rat Shack or similar (ask the clerk if you are not sure). The soldering is very easy and if you practice with a few scrap wire joints you'll get it right pretty quickly. Lots of sites on how to solder. After the joint cools, push the shrink tube down over the soldered joint and use a heat source to shrink the tube tight around the joint - like a heat gun or very careful use of a small propane torch. The twist gives a good mechanical connection, the solder results in a good electrical connection. Each of these supports the other. The shrink tube keeps the joint from oxidizing. It will last a LONG time.
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