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Leaburn Patey

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« on: May 24, 2010, 05:52:08 PM »

Being for sale,and with some little nagging electrical issues are kinda scarin' away prospective buyers.
Today,I had enough of  buyers being nit picky.
So,I spent the whole day fixing thing that I have been putting off and got acustomed to over the years having the old girl.
4 years that is.Around the same time I started on the BoaB.
Needless to say,the Barge got some overdue attention today.
 
She kept popping fuses for the brake and tailights.
I removed the trailer wire harness,replaced a bad socket and bulb.
Funny thing the bulb was working but was shorting out inside.It was black and the solder was melted.Hence the replacement socket.
 
One by one the dash lights burned out.
To the point that I could not drive in the dark.
So,the dash got ripped apart.
I discovered that the rheostat in the dimmer switch was gone--as in MISSING!
This would explain the dash bulbs popping.The last few were extemely bright then POOF!
I tested two spare dimmer switches and installed a good working one.
Replaced ALL bulbs that were blacker than yer boot.
 
Sumptuous in there,I installed a NOS fuel guage.
For years,I was guessing on how much gas was in the damn thing.
I know the sending unit works.When full,the guage read half tank.After the half is reading empty,I was calculating MPG.
 
Then I replaced the shorted out hazard switch.It never worked the ten years I owned it.
Then I cleaned the rusty tabs in the fuse box.
We all know thsat rust creates a high resistance and poor connection.
As soon as I put juice to t he NOS hazard switch it popped the fuse.
 
NOS sometimes should be listed on E bay as NFG.
So I pulled a used spare from a complete dash that has been taking up space in the back garage.
Works better than the NOS junk.
 
On to  the cornering lamps..
I knew years ago juice was going to them,and the bulbs tested fine.
But until today,I never did anything about them.
In ten minutes they were off the car and the cutting wheel did a number on the old sockets that were pressed into the housings.
Then the hand file and dremel came out.
I put slots in the old potmetal housings and used sockets from a spare tailight harness for the Dippy..
Now instead of having to remove the corner lamps to replace the bulbs,I just crawl underneath and twist the modern style socket out of the original housing and pop in a bulb.
I used socket that had a ground wire attached and simply crimped a connector to it and used the mounting screws as ground.
Sorry for the long post.
I had a long day--a productive one that burned up a case of beer...UURRPP
Yup,I have lapsed,but getting ahead.
See yuh!
 
 
 
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010, 06:02:13 PM »

Oh Goodie
 
Now come down here and fix those rust spots on Polaraco
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2010, 07:05:44 PM »

It's amazing how we get used too, and over look so many simple problems.  I'm always amazed at how long I will put off fixing things, and then when I actually hunker down and get it done it takes way less time then I had been thinking.

Glad you got a whack load of the issues done on the old Barge, hope it helps the sale.  You still aiming for one of them pink challies???


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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010, 01:26:59 AM »

Yup..More my wife than I.Pink is her color.The car is my style,LOL!
But they are having paint issues--so they say.
According to the Challenger Registry,I am one of four people listed for the color.
I think they are holding out for more people before maiking a run.
Good chance it may not get built.
If my order gets rejected,no harm no foul--Just Chrysler's loss on a 47K sale
 
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2010, 09:05:24 AM »

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Sounds as if the only reason you're buying it is because it's pink.

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2010, 10:19:22 AM »


Last night I went for a drive.
 It was nice to drive the car knowing all the lights worked.
I could read my guages,and people behind me could see my tailights..
Well people have seen my tailights often.....just not lit up,LOL!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2010, 06:56:18 AM »

I have found that right after I buy a car...or right before I sell a car...is when the most work gets done on them....
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2010, 08:03:59 AM »

When I grow up, I'm gonna buy a car that needs no work.  Ever!

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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2010, 09:52:57 AM »

Quote from: CBarge

Last night I went for a drive.
 It was nice to drive the car knowing all the lights worked.
I could read my guages,and people behind me could see my tailights..
Well people have seen my tailights often.....just not lit up,LOL!!

Except when my rev limiter kicks in. . . .  That's disabled now. so the next time we meet, it will be MY taillights you will be looking at.  But you know, everytime you tried to run away from me, I was climbing up yer butt.
 
Git That thing outa my way!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2010, 12:07:52 PM »

Heck Lea with your big raise and all at the job and doing all that work to the barge ya might as well keep her!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2010, 02:09:39 AM »

Pffftttt........
 
This is what ALL youse guys would see if we all showed up together....
 

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2010, 04:52:36 AM »

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I have found that right after I buy a car...or right before I sell a car...is when the most work gets done on them....




 
 
 
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2010, 10:55:41 PM »

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Pffftttt........
 
This is what ALL youse guys would see if we all showed up together....
 
 
Only the guys pushing.  Somebody would have to steer, right?  
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2010, 07:07:44 AM »

You're small Dan, you can. . . .
 
Not to worry, Stan owns part of a towing company.
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2010, 08:12:32 AM »

 No respect around here.  No respect I tell ya....
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