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Mach1Mark's '65 coupe restomod

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by Mach1Mark, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Fab number two was the fuse panel bracket. I found out this week that American Autowire has revised the kit I bought a year ago to mount the fuse panel where I am mounting mine which was originally designed to be mounted to the firewall above the trans tunnel. It says right on the instructions that the fuse panel should not be anywhere else except above the trans tunnel, NOT for use with air conditioning. I still need to rivet the sides to the back and drill some mounting holes. Some primer and paint too.
     

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  2. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Today I continued to fab the fuse panel mounting bracket (drilled mounting holes, riveted side supports, primered) and fabbed a copper jumper for the Mega fuses.
     

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  3. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Drilled a couple of holes and painted the bracket, fabbed a 6 Ga wire.
     

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  4. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Last weekend I worked on mounting the new fuse block bracket. I ran into a problem so I thought about a solution this week. Today I drilled a couple of access holes in the kick panel to give me a way to put nuts on the back of the bolts that would fasten the fuse block bracket to the panel. Also had to mod the bracket a little bit. Got the bracket and the fuse panel mounted.
     

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  5. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    I take it you are not planning on using the fresh air vent at all, huh? Sticking it up there does give you a nice place for it up out of the way.
     
  6. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    It was the solution I deemed the best. The other choice was in the glovebox. I figure with my spiffy new A/C system I can do without the vent. Im looking forward to riding around with my arm on the top of the door like I used to.
     
  7. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Work on my rear body harness has been slow (I need to be twins) but I should be done with it next weekend. Fuel pump, relay wiring and inertia switch wiring should be done soon as well.
     
  8. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Slow and steady...as they say. Never rush the electrical stuff.
     
  9. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Absolutely!! I'm soldering the connections. Very time consuming. I bought some solder sleeves. Should speed things along. Pix this weekend.
     
  10. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Minor milestone this weekend: I finished the rear body wiring harness connections !! I also discovered that there were no bulbs in the back-up light fixtures. Try finding these bulbs at your local parts store. Still need to connect the fuel pump leads to the power and ground wires going toward the front. Next week.
     

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  11. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Scotch Locks? Nooooo!
     
  12. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    I got a package of them with my MSD module . . . how wrong can using them be if MSD GIVES them to me ?? The trunk mat looks good though, right??
     
  13. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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  14. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    Today finished wiring the fuel pump power and ground. Also began pulling the wires through the firewall to the engine compartment. This task would be a LOT easier with a helper. As it is I was in and out of the cabin a LOT today.
     
  15. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Maybe if you were a bit more personable people wouldn't mind spending time with you, Mark. :p
     
  16. Mach1Mark

    Mach1Mark Ramrod extraordinaire Donator

    You know . . . you'd b surprised how many times I hear that . . . moments like yesterday make me feel like Im getting the workout I would be getting in the gym if I went more.
     

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