What was that smell?
Picked up my Elky after paint last weekend. Gas gauge worked on the way the but not afterwards. Bumper had been off so I figured no big deal to see what's not connected back there. About 15 miles down the road I smell a burnt something smell. Not from the engine bay or in the cab but somwhere. GF was following behind and said she smelled it also. Got home, tried all the lites...everything works...headlite/tailite/side markers/brakes/signals. looked under the hood, nothing amiss. Crawled under the back and redid gas tank ground, rest of the wiring from the tank to harness looked ok, pulled tail lite lense on drivers side...looked ok inside. Looked under inside of the qtr below the fill tube and looks like an overfill dissolved/ate thru the whatever kind of spray the PO added up there. It wasn't like that before and I don't recall ever overfilling. Rubbed the area and it was dry and brown "dust" came off on my fingers. Hmmmm....never seen this before. Have attached a pic but never know if these will work or not. Any thoughts or ideas?
'69 El Camino SS
396 CI,Hooker Super Comps
TH400, HEI, Performer Intake, 750 cfm