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Re: [T3] '67 Ignition switch problems

Those break off easily, try peening it elsewhere or expoxy.

JB weld is an epoxy, not necessarily the best one for this application.  Be
sure to use a slow set epoxy and sand the surfaces beforehand and clean them
with alcohol.


Keith Park

Top Notch Restorations
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65 Notchback
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Hoopes" <dan1@hoopes.net>
To: <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 2:40 PM
Subject: RE: [T3] '67 Ignition switch problems

> Next problem on the electrical part.  Please see updated pictures as of
> morning on:
> http://www.hoopes.net/dan/square/current.html
> The one thing that was sacrificed in this whole deal was that I
> broke one of the little tangs that hold the electrical cap in the end of
> assembly.  There is a kind of hooked fitting and two pieces of metal that
> crimped inwards to hold the cap in and on.  I broke the hooked fitting
> of the crimped pieces will be onto JB-weld that I will add because the cap
> got cooked there so not even those are very good), so it may be able to
> with only the two crimped pieces, but I'm wondering if anyone has any
> suggestions on how to hold the electrical end cap on.
> I thought about just JB-welding the whole deal (not electrically
> right?) into the end.  That would make it a bear to remove next time.
> Hopefully there never will be a next time.  The fit is really tight around
> the outside of the assembly, so it makes it much harder to come up with a
> good way to keep it in there.
> One other option might be to make my own crimped pieces by cutting a
> notch in the housing so I can fold a little piece down to hold the cap on.
> I hate to do this, though, because it will "irreversibly alter" (two words
> don't like when they have to do with Stanley) my ignition assembly.
> Thanks,
> Dan
> '67 Square, Stanley
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