[T3] How's the trip going?

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Tue Jun 21 17:19:02 PDT 2022

On 21 Jun 2022 at 19:34, Keith Park wrote:

> In a pinch, with an iron, you can solder a wire between the center
> terminal and the end, just keep solder away from where the carbon block
> rides.

Keith's right, but there's an even quicker/easier temporary solution, and I'm 
really, REALLY sorry I didn't think to mention it last night.

Get out your Swiss Army Knife, or anything else you can find that's 
somewhat sharp, and dig down into the epoxy between the center and the tip 
of the rotor. You're looking for the gap in the resistor, so if you see a 
darkened area, dig there first. Once you get there, dig out all the black stuff 
and find some alum foil. Use a small screwdriver or other small tool to stuff 
that space full of compacted alum foil. Think like a dentist doing a filling.

That should get you home, but carry a bit more alum foil with you, in case 
you need to renew the "filling."

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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