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Toms coil and repair week


TomH

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Hey all:
 Well its been a interesting week or so for me. I have had to do a lot of electronic type repairs. First off dads Gold bug pro 6 inch coil gave a loud squeel and then went dumb...would only pick up the yoto tail gate and nothing else. I was able to shoot it down to a broken wire in the jack where it plugs into the control box. Soldered it up and hes good to go.  When I was out with Luke yesterday my Black Widow headset had one last yank on on the wire and it went dead.......4 years of beating it up is not too bad. I found 2 broken wires in the jack that plugs into the battery pack. Put a new jack on it and its good to go.  During all this I decided to fix a junk coil I got from someone just to see if I could. I watched Adams (I brake for bedrock) video on Utube and gave it a go.   First off...Coiltek must have figured out that they were not putting enough glue on their pieces because initially you could split them apart with a butter knife...not the case now! ...had to use a cut off wheel on my 1/4 die grinder to slice it open. Fortunately ive got some mad skills using that thing as it was a little hairy to not hit the wires. Once I got it open I saw what Adam was talking about. The wires inside are not secured very good. Just some masking taped rolled up to hold them in and some masking tape on the outside. Not good in hot environments.   The main coil wires were loose and the shielding wire was loose also due to the glue eating the foam core. (Blue sharpi is pointing at at area in the first photo)    I sealed the main wires up with silicone, wrapped them with  tape to make sure they were good and secure. Rewrapped the shielding wire, taped it all down and coated it with guitar shielding paint. Put it back together and took it up yesterday to test it.

Well..............after knocking it against a tree stump and hitting it on the ground the thing is absolutely perfect and a lot more sensitive than my other 9x14 No falsing what soever.  I was surprised what a difference there was between my old 9x14 and this rebuild. I also beefed up where the wire comes out of the coil as that is another weak area that will break down.  YAH!:yesss:

If anyone needs help fixing  some broken stuff let me know..we might not get it fixed but will have fun trying and learn something! ...the shop is always open to help.

Tom H. 

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Its a carbon base paint I guess guys that work on electric guitars use. It blocks out interference.

Tom

 

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4 hours ago, boulder dash said:

Nice going Tom. I often envy you for your mechanical skills.

I envy your GOLD finding skill!  :thumbsupanim

Tom

 

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2 hours ago, homefire said:

Tom.  How did you make the Electric connection Shield to Ground.  Bare Wire ?

 

The shielding wire was wrapped around the coil and held on by some masking tape. I unwrapped it but did not take it off of the ground. After fixing the main loose wires, I rewrapped it and taped it down again.

Tom

 

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Nice work, Tom! +1 on what BD said. You and Luke have skills for sure.

Rained like crazy up here last night. Lots of material moved around in my yard!! I'm sure lots of material got moved around in the washes. Time to hunt!!

 

Dean 

 

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56 minutes ago, Dbado1 said:

Nice work, Tom! +1 on what BD said. You and Luke have skills for sure.

Rained like crazy up here last night. Lots of material moved around in my yard!! I'm sure lots of material got moved around in the washes. Time to hunt!!

 

Dean 

 

Where's up here?

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