I got a 1948 VW transformer yesterday that I'm going to refurbish. I'm planning on updating the rectifiers, replace the rollers, and replace the power cord. The power cord on my VW is awful. It is so badly dry rotted, that when you bend it, you can see the live wire through the crack.
Now I have a ton of computer power cords, and what I was going to do was chop off the end of a computer power cable and use that. They are grounded though with 3 wires and I wonder is there a safe location to ground the middle wire to inside the VW/ZW?
In the interest of safety, I really like the idea of grounding the VW in a safe location so if something happens, it will trip my house circuit breaker.