As far as "too big" goes, have you seen a modern car? This old boat is usually the smallest thing in the parking lot. I guess that goes with the modern ethic of "I have to be able to crash it into something at 40 mph or I won't feel safe". Whatever. I just don't crash into things.
Electrical gremlins got worse. All the lights at the left front went haywire, starting with the cornering light flashing with the turn signal, then progressed to headlights on that side not working properly. Turns out the left and right side lights are grounded separately. Ran a new ground and everything works like it should.
So the Stuff That Doesn't Work list is down to the cruise control (which was disabled along with the horn since for some reason they share a circuit) but since that's useless east of Kansas City, I'm not gonna bother. And the passenger-side rear window doesn't work. That's a bad motor/regulator or possibly just deteriorated nylon drive balls. But that's such a PITA to get to, and so unlikely to ever be needed, I'm not gonna bother with that either. So while it may not be 100%, it's close enough.
Gave it a big blast of undercoating the other day, on all the seams and all the places likely to get hit with salt. I forgot to wear a beanie so I got a bunch of it in my hair. Whatever, it'll comb out (painfully).
Ordered an upgrade headlight kit that uses H4 bulbs and a relay to run them. So the headlights will all match, and will actually be useful. I had forgotten just how bad sealed beams are.
Originally Posted by stevehuckss396
It is fun. The failures are just practice.