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07-18-2010 07:25 AM Park Lamps
I found a couple of real nice park lamp assemblies on ebay. They had been converted to turn signals and the rubber parts were cracked. The housings were solid and that is what I needed. The chrome is not show quality but is very nice driver material. The glass was great until I broke one!

New rubber parts were obtained from Chevs of the 40's. New single contact pigtails were obtained from O'Reilly's. A quick clean up and assembly and they are ready to install. I will come back later and paint the outside of the main housing.


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07-18-2010 07:21 AM Headlight Buckets
The headlight buckets needed to be modified to accommodate the AutoLoc tri-bar with built in turn signal headlights.

The inner bucket required the hole at the back be opened up to allow the larger boss and cover to slide through. A hole had to be opened up at the bottom of the inner bucket for the turn signal boss and wires.

The outer bucket was dimpled to provide clearance for the turn signal wires.

I still have to determine how to pass the turn signal wires through the outer bucket.


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07-10-2010 09:46 PM Back to Wiring
The radiator support and inner fenders were reinstalled. The 10 ga. wire was finished hooking the alternator to the circuit breaker bank which feeds the fans, hi beams, lo beams, and horn. The 8 ga. wire was finished connecting the alternator to the bulkhead connector on the firewall. I assumed the wire would fit in a 3/8" or 1/2" cover, so I didn't buy mounting clamps for the 3/4". I am getting real close to having the forward wiring harness complete.


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07-07-2010 09:38 PM Moving the Engine
It is still tight, but at least it clears. I may move the steering column a little bit toward the front of the car to center the joint around the bend in the header. A clearance notch needs to be made for the shaft where it passes under the mount. With the engine moved, I can get back to running wires. I wanted to have the engine located so the wires would not be too short.


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07-07-2010 09:34 PM Moving the Engine
Yesterday evening the front sheetmetal came off. As noted back in entry # 297, the steering shaft hit the header. The engine needed to be moved to the right. The engine was pulled and the mounts cut off. The right mount was cut. The piece cut off the brace was welded to the left mount. I was shooting for a 1/2" move. It ended up being between 3/8" and 1/2". You can't tell from the photo, but the engine has been moved.


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