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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 17, 4:33 PM Thread Starter
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Gotta love old cars.

Had the afternoon off. Took the 66 out and about, I noticed the blower motor miraculasly started working. So on my way home all of the sudden the car dies. It's on a side street by the house so no big deal. Coast it to a stop under a shade tree and start the check list. Gas, good. Crank it and it wants to start in start but dies when the key flips back to run.
Mistake I made was to wire the HEI to the fuse box. I also notice the blower isn't working. I guess I hooked the HEI wire to the fuse post that is on the same circuit as the blower.
Anyway no fuse in the trunk but I do have a spool of speaker wire.
So I make a jumper out of speaker wire to the lead to the HEI. Starts right up, drive it home, pull the wire to shut it off.
Can't do that with the new computer controlled cars. Jim

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 17, 5:40 PM
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Re: Gotta love old cars.

With old cars you carry wire, duct tape and a pair of pliers. With a new car you carry a cell phone and a credit card.

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Replace the fuse with an automatic resetting circuit breaker.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 17, 7:07 PM Thread Starter
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That's a nice setup. Might order a full set. Jim

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more times than not with the new vehicles, you're calling a tow truck right away. I mean, you do the honorary peek under the hood (like you're expecting to find a jumped belt, loose wire, or any part where a 1/2" & 9/16" wrench gets you back on the road), but all you see is nothing wrong.

On my recent 4200 mile road trip, I saw a Jeep on I-70 in Utah coming into Green River. He and his wife/girl friend had a couple umbrella's setup for shade over the engine compartment and were thrashing away. I haven't seen that type of roadside wrenching in a long time. I drove our whole trip with never opening the hood and zero mechanical issues. Got home, and the battery died the next day.


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 17, 7:37 PM
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I love working on my 67. On the other hand my wife's Range Rover with all the sensors and dings and dongs. Stfu Range Rover!


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Drove my former '69 over 3000 miles through rt66 a few years back. Had 1 issue, the left wheel bearing. Stopped at NAPA and changed it that evening over a few beers in the motel parking lot. Seriously bonded with that car in those few weeks.
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