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LS7 in a 1969 Corvette Convertible (Read 2470 times)
Reply #105 - Nov 27th, 2018 at 9:47pm

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No hurry Scott... long winter ahead. Grin
 

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Reply #106 - Nov 28th, 2018 at 10:00am

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No hurries but we are still moving forward!  Wink
Last night we spun her around in the garage so I can now get to the drivers side!


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Ha! My Pachinko machines on the wall! I have a third in the shed. It is from the 50's. I have not started restoration on it. My dad wants it to restore, so when he moves back to Washington it is his!

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Final spot for now!
Scott
 
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Reply #107 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 7:01am

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Friday I was home from work so out to the garage!
the gas pedal wiring had a large plug on it. I was preparing to drill a hole in my firewall large enough for the plu and could not find my stepped drill bits. Glad I did not find them. I sat on a stool and studied the plug! Hey it comes apart! So I simply completely disassembled the plug, slid it through an existing hole in the fire wall, and re assembled it! Nice!

so the gas pedal is in! Looks a little odd but works perfect and does not hit the carpet!
I took photos so folks can see it can be done!

Scott

Before disassembling take a good photo of the wires, colors, and positions!

Here it is all disassembled!
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Wires pulled through the firewall!
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Start reassembling the plug!
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Other side of plug notice the little brass connectors and their orientation!
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All wires back in almost back together!
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Reply #108 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 7:02am

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Well dang.
Sunday was to start my car but she decided no. First thing was power steering fluid all over the floor. Hmm.
Found the loose connector and snugged it up. Checked the one next to it at the rack and pinion and snugged it a bit only to spin the 90 elbow pinching the hose on the frame and pop! Out came the AN6 fitting! Doh.

Next getting the oil primer plug out was impossible for me so I called a neighbor who graciously came over. He brought 8mm Allen wrench socket and extensions. With much effort we finally got the plug out! We primed the oil easy enough!

Now is the time! Video on! Turn the key! Nothing.
Well, there is no ignition at the starter. By then it was dinner time so all efforts stopped for the day.

Scott




 
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Reply #109 - Dec 3rd, 2018 at 3:34pm

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Always snags in a project like yours. Looking good though!
 

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Reply #110 - Dec 11th, 2018 at 8:56am

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Whew! A hurricane of busy! However Sunday I was able to play with Sharky a bit.
Confirmed no power to the exciter wire. Thus no start. So, in good fashion I simply jumped the wire! YEAH! Oh wait, nothing. Dang it

So, last night I cleaned up all the fluids on the floor and got on my creeper and under the car I went. I unplugged the exciter wire. It is one of GMs weather protected plugs.
It seems that when I plugged it in I bent the pin over! What the heck. Seems a crappy design. I prefer the old bolt and nut version! Either way, I bench tested the starter and it is in fact just fine. So back under the car and reinstall the thing, CONFIRM the plug was still in, hook up main power, etc. Oh man my arms are sore from holding that dang thing.

I very carefully confirmed the computer was NOT keyed up and jumped the starter! AH!
My baby turned over just fine! All I need to do now is find out why I have no 12v at the exciter wire with the key turned on. That is for tonight's entertainment.


I do need to fix a power steering line but other than those two issues I should be able to attempt  a start.


Scott


 
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Reply #111 - Dec 11th, 2018 at 6:18pm

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Your having way too much fun Scott!!!
 

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Reply #112 - Dec 12th, 2018 at 1:04pm

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Yes sir Jack!
This type of stuff I can find and fix.


I have the steering column lowered so I can access the ignition switch on the back of it. Tonight I should be able to figure out if it is getting power or if maybe the switch is bad. I won't have a lot of time tonight but I do have tomorrow off to play with it!

Scott
 
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