The original connections are flat brass strips that follow the contours of my drawing (fourth picture - first post). You can see one of the strips poking up in the third picture where the cloth has frayed. Being flat they maintain their position relative to one another and of course they're sandwiched between two pieces of cloth for insulation.Bob,
A couple of questions:
So, it appears you've wired the e-unit with simple (conventional) wiring, rather than a re-do (or a repro) of the "printed circuit" wires. Are repro circuits available, by chance? What's inside one of those? Is it just wire and terminal ends laminated into pieces of cloth? Could one make something like that? (Cloth, varnish, etc.?)
As received the lower contact was popped out of place,In regards to ground lever ... perhaps adding a bit of weight to the "teeter totter" lever and/or tweaking its pivot fulcrum would yield a better and more reliable ground? Your thoughts here?
Yeah, but doesn't that mean that the e-unit is always operational, i.e., you won't be able to disengage the e-unit and run always-forward?But testing shows it is 100% reliable when a jumper wire connects it directly to ground.