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Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Leaburn Patey 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!
 
 
 
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Steve on May 24, 2010, 06:02:13 PM
Oh Goodie
 
Now come down here and fix those rust spots on Polaraco
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Brian 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???


Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Leaburn Patey 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
 
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Stan Paralikis on May 25, 2010, 09:05:24 AM
Quote from: CBarge
Sounds as if the only reason you're buying it is because it's pink.
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 25, 2010, 10:19:22 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif)
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!!
CBarge2010-05-25 15:21:52
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Robert Rottman 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....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Stan Paralikis on May 27, 2010, 08:03:59 AM
When I grow up, I'm gonna buy a car that needs no work.  Ever!

Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Steve on May 27, 2010, 09:52:57 AM
Quote from: CBarge
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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!!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff 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!!!!
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Stan Paralikis on May 28, 2010, 02:09:39 AM
Pffftttt........
 
This is what ALL youse guys would see if we all showed up together....
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/Chrysler/76/Stan/Images/03222008%20005.jpg)
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: 300rag on May 28, 2010, 04:52:36 AM
Quote from: furyfever
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....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)




 
 
 
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Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Dan Cluley on May 28, 2010, 10:55:41 PM
Quote from: Commando1
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?   (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Steve on May 29, 2010, 07:07:44 AM
You're small Dan, you can. . . .
 
Not to worry, Stan owns part of a towing company.
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Stan Paralikis on May 29, 2010, 08:12:32 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) No respect around here.  No respect I tell ya....
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 29, 2010, 06:24:01 PM
Damn fuse popped again.This time it happened wit hthe headlights/parklamps on.
Thinkin it may be a bad socket up front in the sidemarkers.
I can run the lights with the detent on the healight switch b etween park and headlights and they light up .
When I do that I can run  the brake lights and park lamps all day long---but the front parks do not light up--which is where I am "drawing" a conclusion.
I did swap in used ones a few years bac and I gat tons of spares I tested.
Another ten minutes--or ten years whicheverr comes first..
CBarge2010-05-29 23:24:53
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Steve on May 29, 2010, 06:33:45 PM
which fuse is popping?
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 30, 2010, 03:48:36 AM
STOP/TAILLAMP 20A

Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: azblackhemi on May 30, 2010, 04:32:42 AM
I thought you sold this car?
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 30, 2010, 07:40:34 AM
I did.
Got my deposit on her today.
Going two weeks from today.
I will be driving it to his house.
I do not want to be on the highway with no brake lights.
If it pops after I hand over  the keys,his problem then.
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Steve on May 30, 2010, 10:59:38 AM
Change all the bulbs
 
Actually, take the bulbs out and see if it pops.  Maybe you have a chaif somewhere
Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Stan Paralikis on May 30, 2010, 11:52:45 AM
"Straight to his mechanic for inspection."

Title: Werkin on the New Yorker
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 30, 2010, 07:08:14 PM
Found it.
I had the car parked in the garage,shut off.
Installed a new fuse,turned on the park lamps.
POOF.
OK
disabled the front lighting harness,installed another fuse.
no poof.
So it's in the front.I know the back is good since I fixed it already.
Gerri noticed the right front park was dim,and the left was brighter.
Pulled both sockets out and the right one corroded badly.One socket the bulb was fused to it.
Luckily I have (too) many spares,and installed fresh bulbs.
Reconnected everything,left park lights on for 30 minutes.
no poof
Depressed the brake pedal,kept on it for five minutes.
no poof.
So,in conclusion,I replaced one bad tailight socket,and both fronts.
I also repaired the left cornering lamp which it too is now fully functional.
 
Oh..and recharge battery,LOL!!!
Toggle switch on the blower motor is next.