Sunday, March 10, 2013

On the Key

Electrical work continues.  The starter, alternator, courtesy light switches, voltage regulator and horn relay (shown) have been hooked up and/or installed.

I've been waiting for this adaptor for the last 3 weeks.  It connects a new Flaming River tilt wheel to our new wiring harness.  It comes complete with everything required including the Emergency Flasher.  Lectric Limited did a great job on this adapter, a far better solution than Flaming Rivers recommendation to cut and splice.

I am anxious to test the dash cluster but in order to connect the wires I had to fabricate these sliders.  The next photo shows the function. 

 The dash is temporarily installed with my fabricated rods attached. 

The rods are slid into the dash cluster screw holes.  This allows the cluster to be installed while allowing room to connect the wiring.  

I found the best way to get your hands behind the dash is to lay on your back with your feet stretching into the luggage compartment.  I could not have done it any other way.

So, what did I get accomplished?  Check out the video link below to find out:

Minutes ago I published another posting on coil springs and carpet.  Be sure to check it out. 


  1. Love the progress. You have been busy!!!

    If you put the carpet out in the sun on a warm day, it will help it take the correct shape.

    Getting close!!!


  2. Woo hoo! Very good to see you getting closer to 'cruise'.