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2 days ago
oldqmguy
Yes, I missed the "EM" detail! 8-) "Assuming" that he has the original Battery Ground Lead then the Chassis and Engine are grounded! :S Sure does sound like a bad jumper! ::o Dale B)
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2 days ago
oldqmguy
The stated voltage reading are completely wrong! :( Here is what you should see: Ignition ON, engine not running, NO CONNECTION on the Coil Negative Terminal you should see +12 Volts on BOTH the Positive (+) and Negative (-) Coil Terminals! Ignition ON, engine not running, Negative Terminal shorted to ground, you should see 6 to 8 Volts on the Positive Terminal, 0 Volts on the Negative
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5 days ago
oldqmguy
Dan, I added the connectors so I could try different 'sockets' while I was experimenting with LED's. I also like the idea that I can remove the 'harness' without disturbing the lights, and I can change the 'lights' without having to change the harness! This is "version 1" of the Lighting Harness. The connectors I used for the sockets were a cheap version of a water-proof auto connector (goo
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6 days ago
oldqmguy
GOOD NEWS, GOOD NEWS!!!! Sort of! I finally got the LM Rear Heater Duct 'removed' from the '67 and boy what a mess! :( I have removed most of the 'unknown' leftovers from the inside and have found a 'few' twists and bends (meaning openings that should not be there) along with one corner that is 'scraped off' leaving a 1/2 inch hole! Having the car with the rear on jack stands makes th
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6 days ago
oldqmguy
Here are three more pictures of my Lighting Harness. I guess my 'editor' can't spell "End" (it should say 'Mil-Sec Connector End, NOT "Ene"). It has been 'temporarily' connected and does work! The car is not ready for pictures just yet! :)o Dale B)
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6 days ago
oldqmguy
OK, that 'small step' worked out better than I expected for a first try! Here are pictures of the Lighting Harness for my 1967 4-Door Monza, which I now consider an "experiment" because everything I do seems to take me (and the car) into unknown areas! 8-) More pics in next message! Dale B)
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8 days ago
oldqmguy
For "what-it-is-worth" I take my watches to Batteries Plus Bulbs. They sell life-time warranty batteries and do the install for you. If "they" mess it up, they will fix or replace it! JMHO! Dale B)
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8 days ago
oldqmguy
I finally got a 'free day' so I gathered all my parts and pieces together and started working on my "Lighting Harness" for the '67 Monza. Step 1, 'unwrap' the old engine compartment harness. That is so much fun! :P Step 2, measure the length of the new CleanCut fire resistant braided sleeving for the new harness. Step 3, make sure you have the correct wire colors. Can't find Light Green
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11 days ago
oldqmguy
Sorry, I can't help it, when I read the "subject" the word NOOSE came to mind! :)o Dale B)
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11 days ago
oldqmguy
Yes, but I find that superbrightleds tries to make LED versions that fit the same socket. Some of the ones on ebay may 'fit' the socket if it was a straight shot. I don't think they would fit the 'small space' the original #67 bulb fit. That is why I was wondering if anyone had tried it before. Dale B)
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11 days ago
oldqmguy
Geeeze! And here I was thinking my Monza was the "Nightmare!" ::o I guess I ain't doing so bad after all! Dale B)
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11 days ago
oldqmguy
Has anyone used the #67 LED replacement bulb sold by SuperBrightLeds?? This is the only 'bulb' in the rear of my '67 Monza project that I have not converted to LED. Because of its angle I am wondering if it makes enough light, in the right direction, to illuminate the License Plate??? Any other suggestions will be appreciated! I figure I might as well make my new wiring harness's while w
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13 days ago
oldqmguy
That seems to be the 'disease' I am suffering from! Every time I start to work on the Corvair I get interrupted by 'something' I would rather not do. On Monday of this week we had go to the funeral of my brother-in-law. This was unexpected and everyone is still trying to deal with it. I figured that working on the Monza was a way to make me happy. The more I work, the more frustrated I
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21 days ago
oldqmguy
Thanks Ken, We need to know how the safety switch works. I think it is a "single pole,two position switch" which is operated by oil pressure. One of the terminals is 'common' and is connected to one of the other terminals when there is NO pressure. When the oil pressure comes up it is switched to the 'other' terminal. It appears that you have it wired so the voltage from the Radio fuse is
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21 days ago
oldqmguy
OK, my first thought is that you are supplying +12Volts TO the "S" terminal through the 'safety switch' which is causing the Starter to operate! Without seeing your diagram I can't say exactly what the problem is. If you can post a diagram or drawing of how you have it wired we may be able to figure it out! Dale B)
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28 days ago
oldqmguy
I have been following this thread and it seems I have just gone thru a similar problem with my daughter's Chevy Malibu. It started driving poorly, died at stop lights, would not start 50 percent of the time. This is a 2013 car that was just paid off! They took it to several dealers and independent shops and no one could 'fix it!' They said it "had to be" a bad fuel pump, but after the third p
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28 days ago
oldqmguy
That's the Ignition Harness socket. Here is the Plug: Lighting Harness Socket and Plug: Dale B)
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28 days ago
oldqmguy
A picture is worth a thousand words, or so I've been told! Here are my MIL Spec connectors, waiting for the Crimp Tool (should get here today):
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29 days ago
oldqmguy
OK, the Heater Cable is ordered, the Mil connectors have arrived and the Crimp Tool should be here tomorrow! ::o I have the Ignition Connector mounted and a hole drilled for the Battery feed thru. B)- I should be able to get the wiring done by the time the Heater Cable gets here! One step at a time!! 8-) Dale B)
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30 days ago
oldqmguy
It seems there is always 'one more thing to do!' 8-) I started to put the Heater Blower Motor back in and decided to check out the Heat control cable. It looks OK at the Dash and feels normal when it is operated. I was trying to make sure the vanes were adjusted correctly and found they were not moving!!! ::o The outer covering was gone and the cable was moving, not being 'clamped' to anyth
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4 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Thanks for the update! I may buy one or two just to have them on hand! You never know when you will need one. Dale B)
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4 weeks ago
oldqmguy
The 'resistance wire' used by Chevy had a total resistance of 1.8 Ohms. This is the value you need to replace the original resistance wire. You can use an external resistor, but it must also be 1.8 Ohms. You can probably find the External Resistor at you local FLAPS. They are available in several different values so make sure you get "1.8 Ohms" and not some other value! I can't find "resist
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4 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Bob - The term "SHORT" is the most miss-used word in history! :X Look for an "OPEN" somewhere in the circuit from the Headlight Switch to the Fuse Block to the Instrument Panel Connector to the LAMPS. A true "SHORT" will blow fuses, melt wires and cause a nasty smell. ::o 66vairman - The units sold by vintagecarleds 'look' (on their website) to be the best available, based on my very l
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
After putting another 50 miles on my Lincoln looking at every possible place in Indy I gave up and DID splice in a WHITE 12g wire!!! It is the ONLY White wire in the Harness so even "I" won't forget what it is for! The new Heat-Shrink is on and it looks good. At this point I am 'over the hump' and am ready to hook up the MIL connectors as soon as I get them. I am using a 16 Pin connecto
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
I have one more local store to try! It is on the far East side of Indy (I live about 5miles West of Indy) so it is my last resort! If they don't have it I will splice on a different color wire or 'order it!' Dale B)
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
The picture makes it "look" like it is connected properly, depending on "where" the wire you are holding goes! :S It "should" go to the wire that was on Terminal 4 of the Regulator (looking at the Regulator with the terminals facing you it is the 'right hand terminal'). It was either Brown or Brown with a White strip and goes to the Main Harness connector. If that wire is grounded the warni
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
What most folks don't know is exactly 'how' the actual "Ignition System" works. The idea is to generate an electrical arc across the spark plug gap, at the proper time (and on the proper plug) to ignite the air/fuel mixture in the cylinder. This is done using a device generally called "the coil" (it is an "autotransformer") that converts low voltage (~6 volts) pulses to very high voltage p
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Thanks to Dan for answering the "dangerous" question! :D Over the years I have repaired and or replaced enough 'burnt up' wiring harnesses (Corvairs and other Hot Rods) to understand the term Dangerous. Depending on 'what' has been changed (including wires that are not big enough for the intended load) points get 'welded' together, coils melt, wires overheat and fires occur when you least
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
Actually, the amount of resistance needed depends on the design of the Ignition System. It has nothing to do with the number of cylinders. The original 6 volt system was designed for a specific amount of current in the Primary to produce a given high voltage from the Secondary. This took into consideration the amount current the coil could live with and the points could handle for a reasonabl
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5 weeks ago
oldqmguy
The original "Kettering Ignition" was designed for cars that used a 6 volt system. My "theory" has always been that the manufacturers had large stocks of 6 volt coils when they changed to a 12 volt system. They figured out that it would save money by using a Resistor so they could use the stock coils instead redesigning and buying "12 volt coils!" This also allowed them to 'invent' the "extra
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