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Old 02-09-2020, 07:46 AM
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Ah.

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Why was my battery idiot light on? In the GTP.

I am thinking the alternator I took off could go back on.
The power plug/wire was loose/frayed to just a few wires.

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Old 02-09-2020, 07:49 AM
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Ah.

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Why was my battery idiot light on? In the GTP.

I am thinking the alternator I took off could go back on.

The regulator in the alternator toast? Voltage fluctuations?
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:12 AM
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The regulator in the alternator toast? Voltage fluctuations?
Light came on with both alternators but it is off with the relay tab bent.

I'll ask the dude who told me about the "resistor mod"...

Hey, I snapped some pics yesterday. Um... (shuffling papers on desk sounds)...
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:21 AM
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Fuel pump wire chaffed and bare wire wiggling, grounding sightly, causing regulator to read low voltage output ?
Pump motor failing and occasionally grounding internally ??
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:40 AM
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I sure like 3.31s
My '67 SS Camaro and '66 SS Chevelle both have 3.31 gears. The '70 Chevelle SS documentation indicates it was built with that ratio also. All the numbers on the axle indicate it is the original to the car, but with the Lakewood ladder bars, I have my doubts it still has that ratio. Never pulled the rear cover, nor drove it more than 50 ft at a time, so no idea what is in there. It will be coming home from my buddies place for the first time in 4 years, so I may find time to determine what it is this summer..



It was built up near Pugsy, so full paperwork to verify it as ordered/built..

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Old 02-09-2020, 10:00 AM
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Fuel pump wire chaffed and bare wire wiggling, grounding sightly, causing regulator to read low voltage output ?
Pump motor failing and occasionally grounding internally ??
Hmm, now I want to inspect fuel pump wires. But, yeah pretty much the low speed function of the pump failed and "thats what they all do". Which has me wondering if the bent tab would have fixed me before I put this pump in a couple years back. Still have that pump. Prolly no good now though.

It is probably safe to conclude (if light does not come back) that the poor battery cable connections were to blame for that. That may also be the reason why the pump failed. Too many instances of spilling coolant over the (plastic snap on cap covered) + terminal. The grease and coolant funk had to be scraped and steel wooled.

I gotta remember to check voltage now. Went for a spin, seems fixed.

Oh and hot dang man... gonna be good to see you start back playing with the Chevys.
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The hooters gotta go so I started playing with plastic and scrap aluminum for a test run.


Last pic you can see I got the final strips welded into the corners. The whole panel has a "flim flam" now but nothing can be done. It's not much so should be fine.



















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Old 02-09-2020, 10:49 AM
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I feel like a juggler or switchboard operator with all the devices and cords required for life.

Here are reality pix:





The rest, I ain't so sure about-

You guys know I can't stand a buncha five million candlepower headlights in the rearview while I'm havin my rip-snort. Right? And although my beloved Pontiac may never catch it, I persist in my pursuit of the big light...



Midway through last evening's rip however, the sky suddenly changed somehow and as I looked around I spotted a dim ball of light mirroring my movement. As I tried to determine where the reflection was coming from, the light bolted forth then again held it's position relative to mine. I about run off'n the road-



Yow! That freaked me out.I watched something about ball lightning recently. But I realized this thing was behaving like another vehicle, taunting me to speed up and catch up. It would hang there about a car length ahead then zoom ahead and wait for me...







I was too busy gawking and trying to get proof of the encounter to punch it. After about a mile of cat and mouse, it seemed to get impatient and came to a halt over the road ahead.

So did I! Curiosity turned to fear as it began to "step" nearer in little bolts of motion and I noticed "we" were out of view of other humans.



In a knee-jerk fight-or-flight response to the ominous ball of light's threatening posture, I sidestepped the brake and unleashed the 455's full wrath with an explosive burst of redine racket and tire smoke. This seemed to spook the entity so I let 'er eat second as I charged straight toward it atop my noble mount. Fumbling midair as if momentarily stunned, before I passed the light it shot away at an unrealistic speed and trajectory that defies physics.

So guys, be on the lookout for those things. Had I not been packing 455 heat, who knows?

Now, while I have you off balance... I did an edit yesterday of an ice cream truck with a scoop or two taken out. Just picture fluff to ponder. Its raining.



Top one has the distance between body lines removed from cowl back to give it "SUV" proportions, bottom is an enclosed bed ute type thingy version. Frain barts. Its a Divco.
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:02 AM
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The hooters gotta go so I started playing with plastic and scrap aluminum for a test run.


Last pic you can see I got the final strips welded into the corners. The whole panel has a "flim flam" now but nothing can be done. It's not much so should be fine.







If those were hooters, this is a cup. Are you making the lefty removable?

I bet you'll have some sort of sound deadening / heat shielding mat and/ or coating on the backside of the cover. Antiflamatory.
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My '67 SS Camaro and '66 SS Chevelle both have 3.31 gears. The '70 Chevelle SS documentation indicates it was built with that ratio also. All the numbers on the axle indicate it is the original to the car, but with the Lakewood ladder bars, I have my doubts it still has that ratio. Never pulled the rear cover, nor drove it more than 50 ft at a time, so no idea what is in there. It will be coming home from my buddies place for the first time in 4 years, so I may find time to determine what it is this summer..



It was built up near Pugsy, so full paperwork to verify it as ordered/built..

Do you ever have thoughts of putting a five speed in one? I say that in a hovering vulture context, having been stuck with just two pedals for two decades now and lusting for cast-aside four speeds. But a five speed... might require bigger wheels to fit tires that would take the overdrive exploration. Road trippin a stick car without beating it to death might be fun.
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Old 02-09-2020, 12:04 PM
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If those were hooters, this is a cup. Are you making the lefty removable?

I bet you'll have some sort of sound deadening / heat shielding mat and/ or coating on the backside of the cover. Antiflamatory.

Yep, sound deadener. That's why it needs to be so deep.
Not removable.
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Got the 4 corners cleaned up.


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Got the 4 corners cleaned up.


Thats some serious skill in that shot. I wonder if the cubby n cover thing will catch on.

The new lumps do look better. More of a manufactured look than fabricated, which is kinda what we go for, right?

Here. Walkaround for you since you didn't like the UFO story. Use your good speakers and yes I filled the float bowls with a squeeze bottle.What a heap.

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Old 02-09-2020, 03:18 PM
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Thats some serious skill in that shot. I wonder if the cubby n cover thing will catch on.

The new lumps do look better. More of a manufactured look than fabricated, which is kinda what we go for, right?

Here. Walkaround for you since you didn't like the UFO story. Use your good speakers and yes I filled the float bowls with a squeeze bottle.What a heap.

https://youtu.be/RSVZRuw-5GA



Sounds great.

My daughter agrees. She walked in as I was watching.
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