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Old 03-14-2018, 05:51 AM
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I got nothing on speedometers. To just check brake indicator lamp, yes but also could set parking brake. Whats the trouble with spade fusebox?

Still wondering if edge or plug welds are best for attaching Cat body mount brkt and why.

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Old 03-14-2018, 06:11 AM
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I dont know how they get that kind of power to the ground,,there was one one Street outlaws that was running something like mid 7s in quarter in th 1/8 mile in the 4 second range,,half of a quarter,,but broke a drive shaft in final round,,
My friend with the souped up Acura (started putting turbo kit on so big trouble ahead ) has enough go to wax the GTP but just can't get it done because if I gain ground, he floors it and spins bad. Youth is the handicap there. Sounds idiotic but it took me 2 years before I even began to get the hang of rolling into the throttle on mine and its stock and wore out. I try to explain that those big boys ain't getting those numbers by matting the gas and waiting. Its a delicate fine line with the pedal when theres enough power, and I haven't had much power in my life. But yeah, first transaxle rebuild I got, I asked for the parts back and the diff gears look like lawn tractor stuff. You can dang near snap something at will. The Cressida is RWD I believe, but still yeah... don't know how they do it except act like theres an egg on the gas pedal.
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I got nothing on speedometers. To just check brake indicator lamp, yes but also could set parking brake. Whats the trouble with spade fusebox?
Thanks.

The new fuse box means all the wires have been messed with....oh gawwd.....

Is the brake light supposed to light with the parking brake?
I don't know if I don't know this, because none of my vehicles weren't working like that, or if because after I fixed the parking brake, I never used it again.
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Thanks.

The new fuse box means all the wires have been messed with....oh gawwd.....

Is the brake light supposed to light with the parking brake?
I don't know if I don't know this, because none of my vehicles weren't working like that, or if because after I fixed the parking brake, I never used it again.
It better not light up the brake lights when setting the parking brake or the battery would die after siting there with the parking brake set.
Does your car have a pressure switch system to operate the foot brake, like the older Fords have? If so, it would take hydraulic pressure to test the brakes, or a jumper across the brake connectors at that switch. If it's a standard mechanical switch, then you can simply pull the leads off that switch and jumper them to get the brake lights to come on. I usually do one of these two methods to test out my wiring after installing new wiring in a build.
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It better not light up the brake lights when setting the parking brake or the battery would die after siting there with the parking brake set.
Does your car have a pressure switch system to operate the foot brake, like the older Fords have? If so, it would take hydraulic pressure to test the brakes, or a jumper across the brake connectors at that switch. If it's a standard mechanical switch, then you can simply pull the leads off that switch and jumper them to get the brake lights to come on. I usually do one of these two methods to test out my wiring after installing new wiring in a build.
So the switch at the block would have 12 volts going to it normally open? Switch closes when pressure is low?
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It better not light up the brake lights when setting the parking brake or the battery would die after siting there with the parking brake set.
If only when key is on, and it worked like this would be fine. You'd see it on when you're driving.
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Thanks.

The new fuse box means all the wires have been messed with....oh gawwd.....

Is the brake light supposed to light with the parking brake?
I don't know if I don't know this, because none of my vehicles weren't working like that, or if because after I fixed the parking brake, I never used it again.
Its my understanding that both the emergency brake switch (on pedal assy) and pressure differential safety switch (in distribution block or prop valve) use the brake warning lamp in the cluster. So if your parking brake pedal won't stay up all the way it turns that on. If the properly operating E brake is released and the lamp stays lit, theres been a brake leak or repair. I ain't worth a flip on how to wire stuff but I do have color GM diagrams for a similar A body a couple years later and wire colors were fairly common in that vintage. A harness place's website may have useful diagrams for you. If you have an unidentifiable wire, holler.

Here are toe board after grinding and body mount bracket in place pics from this morning on the 59 Pontiac-

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Its my understanding that both the emergency brake switch (on pedal assy) and pressure differential safety switch (in distribution block or prop valve) use the brake warning lamp in the cluster. So if your parking brake pedal won't stay up all the way it turns that on. If the properly operating E brake is released and the lamp stays lit, theres been a brake leak or repair. I ain't worth a flip on how to wire stuff but I do have color GM diagrams for a similar A body a couple years later and wire colors were fairly common in that vintage. A harness place's website may have useful diagrams for you. If you have an unidentifiable wire, holler.

Here are toe board after grinding and body mount bracket in place pics from this morning on the 59 Pontiac-

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I just ordered the Hayne's Manual.
I use their diagrams all the time, even though there are the odd mistakes here and there.
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Buddy, you just scared the crap out of me. Two hours after you posted this it dawned on me what you meant

I just ran down to the shop to make sure all the rods were still on my shifter!

Whew, I most have had an old Muncie rod in my junk. All shifter rods are present and accounted for. To be honest, I didn't have a clue what I was cutting up.

John

Take an asprin and calm down,,lol,,i have some extras..
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Buddy, you just scared the crap out of me. Two hours after you posted this it dawned on me what you meant

I just ran down to the shop to make sure all the rods were still on my shifter!

Whew, I most have had an old Muncie rod in my junk. All shifter rods are present and accounted for. To be honest, I didn't have a clue what I was cutting up.

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OMG, That would suck. Sounds like something I would do.
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I am SO envious of the Muncie / Comp Plus / 454 brewing. Thats the right stuff, man.

Better pics. I need to cut tacks and clamp bracket to rail better with body weight on. And yeah I can trim length of this and make the other to match. Temporary bolts and bushings are tiny but it will have sleeved bushings here, I believe. Think I will plug weld top and inside and edges on the outside of the frame rail. Toe boards and front floor frame are all done and trans tunnel front patch to firewall is next. I'll continue working on things besides the floor to keep project momentum as we wind down the fabrication, and simplified ideas are emerging to address the remaining unknown clearance and placement items like exhaust and seats. The 59 Cat is on it's way to looking more like one again.

I say a cover plate over the open front of the firewall mount box and one on bottom of the bracket between gussets would look nice, what say you?







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I am SO envious of the Muncie / Comp Plus / 454 brewing. Thats the right stuff, man.

Better pics. I need to cut tacks and clamp bracket to rail better with body weight on. And yeah I can trim length of this and make the other to match. Temporary bolts and bushings are tiny but it will have sleeved bushings here, I believe. Think I will plug weld top and inside and edges on the outside of the frame rail. Toe boards and front floor frame are all done and trans tunnel front patch to firewall is next. I'll continue working on things besides the floor to keep project momentum as we wind down the fabrication, and simplified ideas are emerging to address the remaining unknown clearance and placement items like exhaust and seats. The 59 Cat is on it's way to looking more like one again.

I say a cover plate over the open front of the firewall mount box and one on bottom of the bracket between gussets would look nice, what say you?
One vote to cover it.
Looks like heck.
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I'm guessing it will see limited milage and never catch any debris to build up,,I personally would cover it.
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One vote to cover it.
Looks like heck.
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I'm guessing it will see limited milage and never catch any debris to build up,,I personally would cover it.
When y'all say "it", which place do you mean?
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The same "IT " you described above.

a cover plate over the open front of the firewall mount box and one on bottom of the bracket between gussets would look nice, what say you?
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