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Old 02-11-2016, 07:37 PM
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Be glad you are working on your cool old cars.

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Old 02-11-2016, 08:11 PM
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Yeah, we don't do much on Mercedes cars. If they need anything else besides body straightening, we send them down the street to Feldman's...
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I am every day! Paid my dues though... six years at a Benz dealer body shop for starters. BTW thats an inconvenient CAF location for sure. CAF is actually a "mod" haha, on my DD 99GTP. Pontiacs never came with one but theres a spot for it under the wiper cowl. You just gotta order it for a loaded last-year-of-that-body Regal but it fits.
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got a close look today with some of the wires removed for clarity..

it was a WTH moment when i saw the wiring to the fuses shown..

there are 2 issues there.. you can see one obvious one with the bottom fuse..

the white and black ringed wire seems to have had a thermal issue at the screw contact fuse block connection

that circuit is all controlled by the switch shown in the other images. note the burned contacts..

previous hacks had played whack a mole with the wiring connections to attempt to get the parking lights to work.. funny.. i wonder what they were thinking.. oh... i understand what they were thinking.. they must have been thinking that if i look buzy.. nobody will notice i don't have a CLUE of what i am doing.

the car owners face lit up when he walked by and i flashed him at least the parking lights on all 4 corners of the car.
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I had to stare at it for a minute... then bam. Wow I bet somebody paid somebody to do that. I want to use the no-no smiley just once...

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Old 02-12-2016, 07:27 AM
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The theory is there on the white/black stripe wire. If you run power to both sides of the fuse it SHOULD be live...
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The theory is there on the white/black stripe wire. If you run power to both sides of the fuse it SHOULD be live...
NAH ...Fusible link
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Did a temporary install of the hinges and luggage rack in the Tbucket box cover. Pics in my build thread.
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Worked on dad's 57 today, got the front brake hoses replaced. No joy... still pulls to the right when first hitting the brakes...
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I didn't do crap but Nick did. Today he went to his orientation at his new job at Harbor Freight. He got home, went to the machine shop and got his axle where they had pressed on the new bearing. He installed the axle and then went off to work in the Falcon for the first time. I am so proud of him.

Retail, if you haven't worked retail you don't know you are alive! I always say that when you go to work retail look at the hours the store is open when you walk through the door, and be ready to work those hours. Forget what they say, what you are being hired for, be ready to work all the hours on the door. He was suppose to work graveyard stocking shelves. He went to work tonight at 5 pm. I went by to see him there (without him seeing me understand) and he was manning the register! The hardest job in that building is the register! I can't wait until he gets home tonight and see how it went.

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Get him some oxygen for when he has been surrounded all day by the gases given from half-cured plastic and rubber. Just going in to those places cannot be real good for your health - doing 8-10 hours in that environment.......
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Get him some oxygen for when he has been surrounded all day by the gases given from half-cured plastic and rubber. Just going in to those places cannot be real good for your health - doing 8-10 hours in that environment.......
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Good place to start as a counter jumper, upwards and onwards, started my 9 to 5 job 30 years ago as a counter jumper then within 18 months I was on the road as a rep. Never looked back. Good luck to nick, hope it goes well.

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Got a little work done on my camper today. I pulled the front window last week trying to track down a leak. I got all of the putty cleaned off of the back of the window frame, got the front of the camper cleaned up and ready to reinstall the window. Once of the screws stripped the wood, so I drilled it out, and glued slivers of wood in to fill the hole. Broke out the mallet and wood chisel to remove a portion of the framing around the window. I needed to build up an area where the opening was a bit too large and one of the window screws split the framing. The replacement wood is glued and clamped in place, and will get trimmed to size once the clue dries.

Nothing of note accomplished on the '57, just looked for the receipts for the calipers. No joy there.
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happy valentines

we got another foot of snow yesterday so spent the morning plowing and shoveling again. 2 feet in the last week.
So today I got the wood stove going in basement, -3 deg this morning. decided to start polishing the stainless bumpers and other parts on the coupe. waiting for my grill shell to come back from chrome plate shop to put things back together.
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