Sunday, August 31, 2014

“We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”

I spent a little over two hours in the garage tonight.  I started the 12 volt conversion process and, with a few minor stumbles, managed to get a decent amount accomplished.

Here's what got done today:
  • Tail light bulbs
  • License plate bulb
  • Hatch cargo light bulb
  • Chokes
  • Generator, strap and seal
  • 12 volt outer fan shroud
  • Coil
  • Starter with 6 volt teeth
  • Voltage regulator
  • 67 only 12volt wiper motor
  • Horn
  • Electronic signal flasher
  • Headlight relay
  • Battery
  • Dash bulbs
  • Sidemarker bulbs
  • Headlight bulbs
  • Turn indicator bulbs
It doesn't look like much.  I've pulled the 6 volt regulator and generator but didn't get their 12 volt equivalents installed yet.  I'm sure that with another 2-3 hours, I can get quite a bit of this list done.  The dash wiper mess is going to take a couple of hours on its own.  I'm pulling the whole assembly and replacing it with a rebuilt unit.  The one that gets removed will be rebuilt for Ferris, when and if, I ever get back to working on that car.  I've also got to focus more on the car vs. organizing random shit in the garage when I go out there.

Soon enough, I'll put the 6 volt stuff up for sale in the classifieds so that I don't wind up adding it to the collection of random shit I'll never use.  Once I find the right parts for both cars, the rest of this stuff has got to go.  I don't need 6 sets of heater bellows or four sets of heater boxes.  I'm not quite sure why I've kept some of this stuff but it's time for a lot of it to find a new home.

I wound up pulling quite a few parts off of the engine for Ferris, which wasn't really the plan, so I now need to make sure that I get the replacements ordered and installed so that investment doesn't go to shit.  I'm planning to install the rest of the pieces and heater boxes so I can start the engine and let it run a little.  It's been sitting for far too long now.

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