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  • 1946Austin
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    Bummer. That hurts when setbacks happen, but the more expensive they are, the more painful.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Beagle View Post
    re: FITech ... I don't think I can edit the "Oh Shit" out of this reply so I'll just leave it here.

    I hope they had a couple of diodes inside that thing that blow up instead of fragging everything in sight. I'd be surprised if they didn't have at least some reverse polarity protection in it. Have you called them yet?
    email, I'll call later if I don't hear from them (they're pretty good at responding). hopefully I can just buy a board and replace it (rather then sending it to them)...

    yeah, bad words, I said a few and I don't think I'm done saying them... at least it didn't fry my ignition system...


    an interesting aside in all of this.... getting the fan off the other, new alternator took a puller - meaning there is no way that one had come completely apart, the new one (a Napa) came off easily.
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; July 9, 2020, 07:41 AM.

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  • Beagle
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    re: FITech ... I don't think I can edit the "Oh Shit" out of this reply so I'll just leave it here.

    I hope they had a couple of diodes inside that thing that blow up instead of fragging everything in sight. I'd be surprised if they didn't have at least some reverse polarity protection in it. Have you called them yet?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    well fuel


    plumbing complete :D


    and started on the steering column


    and obligatory picture of new alternator because pictures

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 65RHDEER View Post
    Oh that's a kick in the butt, alternator, FITECH, hope there isn't a third thing!
    I started it on starting fluid... all else is fine

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  • 65RHDEER
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    Oh that's a kick in the butt, alternator, FITECH, hope there isn't a third thing!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and cooked the computer in the fitech

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    unfortunately, I'm stuck with the problem, you see - it wasn't the wiring that messed up.

    that said, even in here I can make it look like not a screwup... you see, there's a Defender 110 coming into my life quite soon - and being able to (safely) let the smoke out is a good talent to have.
    Uh-oh. Best of luck.

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 1946Austin View Post
    I hate fixing screwed up wiring. I'd rather install a whole new wiring harness kit than try to make those uglies work.
    unfortunately, I'm stuck with the problem, you see - it wasn't the wiring that messed up.

    that said, even in here I can make it look like not a screwup... you see, there's a Defender 110 coming into my life quite soon - and being able to (safely) let the smoke out is a good talent to have.
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; July 8, 2020, 09:27 AM.

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  • 1946Austin
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    I hate fixing screwed up wiring. I'd rather install a whole new wiring harness kit than try to make those uglies work.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    whoops... I had the wires backwards on the battery... cooked the alternator. I had to go back to the shop tonight and touched the alternator... was hot, thankfully the disconnect switch works perfect.... lordy. the good Lord does watch over me.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    two installed

    four installed

    ugh

    fun fact, you need this wire connected

    there was 2 hours of my life, gone.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    onward with important, performance upgrades

    new brake/clutch covers, worth 20 hp - which is damn near a Summit racing sticker

    then exciting latch attachment

    then... hold your breath in anticipation.... wiring

    I'm going to replace the adapter with a real, waterproof plug.... these things are useless

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Today, Rad Rides posted up a new video about a wagon where they put an Art Morrison chassis under it.... to remind, I did this nearly 2 years ago.

    So I did do jack today... twice
    new hotness

    old brokenness

    wait.... which one is broken?

    I was all ready to proclaim how my Costco jack outlasted 2 HF jacks.... which, old brokenness did... problem was that was a factory sealed new one that was broken when they put it in the box.... ah well, just 2 hours I'll never get back
    putting the new, new one to work

    and the divorce is final




    finally get to use this cart


    this didn't last long, but it fits so I can move stuff around if needed




    stiff stripped off..... more to come



    I'm bringing this blast from the past up because I think it's cool. Art Morrison now has a IRS chassis that uses all Camaro parts.... hmm, wonder where he came up with that idea? yeah.. I know it wasn't available when I did this because I looked at all the options - he was still using the Ford T-bird rear....

    File this under "why I blog" maybe even "why I'm poor" too ;) still, more power to anyone who follows along and does it themselves.
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; July 6, 2020, 02:50 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    success?

    no

    however, it was an easy fix.... so success
    then came a lot of stuff like this... this was the alternator wiring

    stripped it out of the harness, I'll repurpose the full-time power wire, though


    installed the markers


    and a battery cut-off switch



    still have a ways to go... but one bite at a time

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