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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-19-2017, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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I wish some people wouldnt touch cars.
Ive been slowly working through things on my 66 to get it up to where I want it to be.
The car has been repainted and the first thing I found was the headlights were put in the wrong way around. Inners in the outer buckets and visa versa. Next there is the main power feed coming off the battery terminal. Not the big cable going to the starter but a smaller one. It was joined about a foot from the battery by simple twisting bare wires together. Today I replaced the park brake cables which were long gone and when I pulled the centre caps off to remove the wheels there were only four nuts on each wheel. pulled the front ones off to check them and same thing. Had an annoying coolant leak onto the intake manifold....yep the hose clamp to the thermostat housing wasnt tight.
Wonder what will be next lol.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-19-2017, 02:44 PM
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Next there is the main power feed coming off the battery terminal.
Only guessing, but I would wager the previous owner simply installed a copper wire in place of the factory fusible link that had opened up protecting the factory wiring from a short. Copper wire offers you no protection from an electrical fire.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-19-2017, 05:45 PM
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at least with every one of those fixes you're making the car BETTER!!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-30-2017, 12:48 PM
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Your car probably has had years of neglect. I'd check all the fuel hoses for being old and brittle. Especially the ones back at the fuel tank and fuel pump.

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