First car reborn

Drkuhar

Drkuhar

Greasemonkey
Sep 27, 2018
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So I hooked the rest of the wiring up and made my shifter base, got shifter in and adjusted, and test fired it up . I have a serious steering problem that I started a new thread on. My gearbox is messed up and turns the wheels to the left on there own. I don't have exhaust, throttle cable or vacuum line down to the modulator but it backed straight out the garage about 75 ft to the road and pulled back to the garage idleing. Here's a video of the steering wheel turning just by cranking it over. And a pic of my shifter mounts. My back up lights work off
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my shifter but the neutral safety is still tied to the column. I installed the sending units for my future rally gauge swap and mounted my summit oil/water gauges with two sided tape to the bottom of the ashtray.
 
Drkuhar

Drkuhar

Greasemonkey
Sep 27, 2018
181
43
So I got the new steering gearbox installed. I used the one from Napa for a Hurst olds. I replace the two lower bolts with new grade 8 from local hardware store. I flushed the pump and primed the gearbox and on my test fire I had working power steering. 2 1/2 turns lock to lock. I replaced my seized throttle cable and took it for it maiden voyage about a block down the road and back. I still don't have my vacuum modulator or kickdown hooked up but just moving under it's own power ,open headers, no hood was a awesome point for the day.
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joesregalproject

joesregalproject

Comic Book Super Hero
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Did Napa accept your old box as a core? I'm gonna be replacing mine soon.
 
Drkuhar

Drkuhar

Greasemonkey
Sep 27, 2018
181
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So this weekend I hooked up the vacuum modulator, kickdown cable and made my dual exhaust out of part new parts(walker exhaust Monte Carlo tailpipes) and my original intermediate pipes and mufflers that I had new on it 18 years ago. The pipes and mufflers look bad from setting under the car all these years but we're like new on the inside. I had to get hangers and some adapters since my mufflers we're bigger than the tailpipes. 2 1/2 down to 2 1/4.
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Drkuhar

Drkuhar

Greasemonkey
Sep 27, 2018
181
43
So tonight I got my third rally cluster since the first two I got where messed up. This rally cluster appeared to be good, bench tested all lights working, tach jumper soldered on. I repinned the dash harness per tech download. And I have a couple of issues.
1 the lights are dim, really dim, can barely tell they are on
2 the fuel gauge doesn't move. Doesn't flick , jump or bounce but fuel gauge worked on long sweep speedometer..

The good thing is oil pressure reads almost the same as my summit mechanical gauge and tac works but have to check accuracy. New speedometer cable is installed
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How do I test the fuel gauge ???
 
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Drkuhar

Drkuhar

Greasemonkey
Sep 27, 2018
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Not home to work on it today but I watched the video on YouTube about fixing your gauges and Im going to pull it and mess with the nuts behind the fuel gauge and clean the terminal pins and tweak that one to make tighter contact..
My original worked fine so I know the wire and sending units in tank are good.
I also hope the cleaning the ground terminal will help the lights get brighter
 

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