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05-16-2014 05:32 PM Four post relay
Spent the day going over the engine bay, 95% done. (thats
a bit optimistic)
Finally got the starter relay figured out,
with a little help from the folks who know.
Not sure it'll work but there were no sparks at the neg. to battery.
Also realized why the ford relay didn't work on the chev starter,
it has to be used as a relay not a solenoid. All that time I spent last fall
no one mentioned that, that I recall.
Checked dist. static timing one last time and bolted up the valve covers.
Tomorrow back under dash, three gauges and a shift light to plug in.
That should do it for the inside. Coil bracket coming tomorrow,
got the H2O temp sending unit this pm.

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05-15-2014 07:52 PM fuse links
got some fuse links in
and found I need the remote solenoid for starter.
Just took it off the fender well yesterday.
Have a reoccurring nightmare, my boots will
catch fire the first time I fire this up.
That red rag on the steering column works
didn't bash my fore head once today.

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05-14-2014 07:20 PM Wiring and painting
Every time I do one or the other, I swear
I'll never do it again.
I wired a relay to the acc. fuse block
one to the tail lights
one to the dimmer switch lead.
I'm going to redo the horn relay also.
Under this dash is a nightmare, but I'm
going to get this thing running and enjoy it a while
before I go for a wiring harness.
I've got two gauges and the break light switch to
go and the inside is done, can put the steering
wheel back on. I've got three or four nots on my
forehead from whacking that steering colum.
You think a guy would learn.

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05-13-2014 09:19 PM exhausted my options
Finally finished off the exhaust, bolted up tight
with stage 8 fasteners.
Shifter and linkage and neutral switch.
The trany inspection panel never had a bolt in it.
Couldn't find anything to fit, put off a trip to the
hardware store and took a nap. Woke up and knew
exactly what I wanted. Years ago I tore apart some
air handling units on a school job, saved a coffee can of
self tapping skews and bolts.Only got a hand full left but
they did the job.
Started nibbling at the wiring, just couldn't part with that
ground wire- it's as old as me.
Now I'm wishing I would have tested that starter, don't
know why I didn't.
Put the new gauges in tomorrow, run some relays,
tidy up under dash a bit.

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05-12-2014 05:14 PM early start
even with that it's slow going.
Had to buy 1ea 7/16 X 14 x 5 1/2 alternator bolt
got that mounted. Battery and pos cable in.
wrapped pass side header, since the starter relay is down there again.
even wrapped the fuel line next to the exhaust.
tranny temp gauge wire up thru fire wall
and neutral switch wires out same hole.
They were glued beneath the carpet and stuck out the
trany inspection plate.

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