Quoted from beepnutz:
Anheuser Busch beer cap nut on flipper button with custom switch and wiring, just replaced this one tonight, perfect timing for this post
was that on a nascar pinball?
but now you have extra ventilation for that airborne ranger. that's one step below a LE!
bonus points if the key is cut so that it can open the backbox
it would be a key you would never accidentally lose
Quoted from statictrance:
And this... Pales in comparison to the power board or even the phantom breadboard hack, but still was an eye roll moment.
maybe that's one of those [forever] bulbs that I heard that the post office is selling. guaranteed to never burn out and he wasn't going to take any chances with the socket ever oxidizing!
Quoted from HighVoltage:
I thought about it, but did you see the rest of the board? Ha, seemed like the appropriate fix level. Function over form on this one. But like I said, I don't do much board work, I'll take it under advisement if that's best practice.
The other thing I was wondering about is the connector. Would IDC be frowned upon for GI? I kind of wish I had one, as crimping each pin was the only thing that made it "all that work", otherwise this would have been fast and easy. I also wondered if I should solder after crimping. This stripper supposedly crimps, but I found it way too fidily and found I could do a nicer job manually. Does this thing actually work for crimping? I need a proper crimper.
here's a link to what I would consider is the best molex crimping tool that money can buy
unlike the klein ratcheting crimper, the barrel on this one is nice and narrow, allowing you to see exactly where you are crimping. yes, you will need to crimp twice (once for the wire and a 2nd time for the strain relief), but it's a trade-off that I'm willing to take for excellent crimps, every single time
wow, someone got up on the wrong side of the bed. if you're going to give a 'thumbs down' be man enough as to a reason why (especially, my reply was providing an answer to a question
and if it's because that person's question was considered off topic, then pardon me mr. debbie downer
I think that he should have added some lightning flippers to close that gap up a little more
Quoted from ForceFlow:
At least there's no artwork in that spot. It could be filled and painted without being too obvious.
exactly this. they should have drilled the hole out larger, filled it with a section of dowel rod, sanded it flush, repainted the black and then drilled a new [centered] hole to fix it correctly
yes, it would have taken a bit longer but the results would have been 10x better
Quoted from RandyW:
More fun facts.
It is prevalent in Canada, where it was invented. It is also dang near the perfect screw head, as it does not strip, when you use a Robertson screwdriver with it.
I don't know about that. I had a stainless version of those for my deck. they were a pain in the @ss to remove when I re-did the deck. I replaced them with star headed screws, which do not strip.
Quoted from HHaase:
Just wait till you find out about all those JIS screws you thought were Phillips. There’s a reason the screws in your Japanese made stuff seem to strip so easy.
I completely forgot about these until you mentioned them (haven't had the need since I restored my honda SL70 a few years ago). I just purchased 2 nice vessel megadora sets this morning
just an easy means to identify one of the keys in particular? (since they all look to be the same brand
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