I love the VW terminals, with the extra screws and the stainless hardware. Plus, they are inexpensive at the junkyard.
I hate the rotten terminals in my Jeep though.
So, off I went to the junkyard, and pulled a negative and a positive from two different VW's. I used a propane torch to remove the cable from the positive terminal, and then tried to reverse the process with welding cable. Once stripped, it fit into the hole like a glove. But that's where the good times ended. Because after ten minutes of propane torch, it still wasn't hot enough to flow solder. Wouldn't even melt it.
Do I need to use MAPP gas? Or is the welding cable such a good heat sink that nothing will work?
I am using ordinary 60/40 electrical solder, like I have used for years on lots of electrical projects.