In re-wooding a coil box I noticed the bolts were corded where they connect to the brass. I have no way of re-plating then so my option was to tin them with lead solder. My question is, is there a better way to insure the low tension connection is good? I'm thinking if I solder the connection I'll mess the temper of the brass up.
Solder them with an electric iron. DON'T use a torch, too much heat.
FWIW, I used new Cu-plated bolts and the old phosphur bronze contacts cleaned with steel wool and rosin flux and RC lead/tin solder and electric 'gun' to solder old contacts to new bolts for all connections in a Funprojects kit rebuild. Very solid result both electrically and structurally.
I'm a skeptic of most Model T "improvements" but any coil box I rebuild gets the Fun Projects kit. No more worry about moist wood shorting out your coils.