I've got clean jeans, favorite car t-shirts, socks and underwear packed, the roadster is clean, tucked in the trailer and strapped down. The rusty old Chevy pickup is insured and hitched up, trailer lights and brakes checked, spare tire in the back aired up. Cell phone, camera, and Tom Tom charged, and directions in hand. I'm ready for Cobo Hall, Baby!
I knew it was coming, and it did. First (that I've found yet) error with the wiring harness in the Diamond T. A simple matter of mis labeling the wiring in the old Guide turn signal switch I used. I didn't have a tracer code for the ancient (but intact) linen wrapped wire, and switched the brake light feed and flasher lead. This of course resulted in no brake lights, and non functioning blinkers. Oh well, it was an easy fix. Let's hope this is the worst issue I have!
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What to do when original, impossible to replace, trim pieces are so rusty and fragile they can't be plated? Make replacements from aluminum bar stock, that's what! This was dirt cheap, worked out beautifully, and I did it myself, the best part.
See the whole story on my blog at: http://flynbrian48.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/whaddya-mean-this-cant-be-chromed/