Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Next Up: Soldering And PCBs

I'm pondering using a printed circuit board (PCB) in the engine compartment of my MGB to make the connections between the wires coming from the cockpit, the rear and the engine and front lights. The PCB would also house relays and fuses. It would eliminate what could end up as a rat's nest of wires, but at the cost of having to learn new skills and technologies.

Below is a video showing how to solder ordinary components to a PCB.I can do that, but I'm kind of worried about doing the same thing with connectors and components that don't use small wires, but instead use 1/4" blade connectors.

Oh well. The only way out is through.


lee said...

I had a friend who had had a very detailed website covering his restoration of his 67 mg. He passed way several years ago, but I don't think his family has kept the site up, from what i can tell. If they have, and I do find it, I will let you know.

He loved that car.

K T Cat said...


Mostly Nothing said...

I'm not sure I'm following how you are going to us the PCB.

Are you going to solder connectors in and that the wires connect that way? So using it instead of a larger molex connector?

You will need to have some sort of weather protection for it.