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I like the wires, however I would be concerned about not having any rubber boots around the plugs.

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Some progress. I have repaired the trunk area. Cutting, patching, welding. Black paint in the trunk (inside and under).
I have prepared also the gas tank. Ready to go back in.
My parts will arrive on the 10th of April and I will then be able to finish the rocker panel and the floors. That will be a good step forward.
I have started to prepare the hood which needs a complete paint. I'm almost ready for primer.
I spent some time also in the evening working on the upholstery. First time in my life ! But the most courageous is the beginner !
The result is ok for me. Not perfect but I'm happy with that.

Next step, mount back the gas tank and finish the preparation of the hood and primer, ready for paint.



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Hi Nick! I see you are making great progress! Congratulations! When you go to mount the tank you should run a good, sturdy ground wire from the flange of the tank to the car body. That should insure that you have a very good ground. The gas tank should have that flange all around it. That makes a good area to drill into without accidentally drilling into the tank itself. Then you can attach a sturdy wire to that flange, and find a good place to run the ground wire to on the frame. Clean that area really good so that you get a good metal to metal ground connection. Connect that wire and that should do it!
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Hi Nick! I see you are making great progress! Congratulations! When you go to mount the tank you should run a good, sturdy ground wire from the flange of the tank to the car body. That should insure that you have a very good ground. The gas tank should have that flange all around it. That makes a good area to drill into without accidentally drilling into the tank itself. Then you can attach a sturdy wire to that flange, and find a good place to run the ground wire to on the frame. Clean that area really good so that you get a good metal to metal ground connection. Connect that wire and that should do it!
Thanks for the comment ! I didn't know about that but it makes sense. I'll do it !
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Nick:
There is also cork/rubber type material that should go on top of the tank as a spacer pad between the tank and bottom of the trunk. My radiator shop had the material and gave me a couple of strips.
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There is also cork/rubber type material that should go on top of the tank as a spacer pad between the tank and bottom of the trunk. My radiator shop had the material and gave me a couple of strips.
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Will do !!!!
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I have some news !!!

I have made the first test drive and everything went fine. Brakes are ok, transmission is shifting, steering is correct... What a thrill ! My boys were jumping everywhere, they can't wait to hit the road with the Tbird !!!

So i took it out of the garage to clean it (both car and garage !).

I have fixed a few electrical issues such as a broken resistor. The previous owner wired a switch directly from the battery to the coil without any fuse and supplied 12V to the coil. Problem fixed and ignition back on the ignition switch !

I have a concern regarding the light switch. The red wire plugged into the light switch is over heating when I'm on high beam. The body of the light switch and the red wire are getting really hot. I assume I have a short somewhere. Could it be the light switch or I have a short somewhere in the wiring ? What do you think ? Should I change the light switch ?

Left to be done... Some body work, Watson scallops, some patching on passenger side floors, install the new brake cable (I was thinking about a Lokar cable, any experience there ?), 3 points belts at the back for my boys, carburetor fine tuning and I should be done for now!

Btw, I went for the Watson scallops because it's a 10 footer, I thought I would have fun. I will anyway get the body work done at some point and I really like the design of the scallops.



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I have a concern regarding the light switch. The red wire plugged into the light switch is over heating when I'm on high beam. The body of the light switch and the red wire are getting really hot. I assume I have a short somewhere. Could it be the light switch or I have a short somewhere in the wiring ? What do you think ? Should I change the light switch ?
I would check the high beam switch as well as the wiring socket that connects to it. That's an area that can get a lot of corrosion and cause problems.

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I would check the high beam switch as well as the wiring socket that connects to it. That's an area that can get a lot of corrosion and cause problems.

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I will start by checking there and you confirm my thoughts, thanks John.

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Nicolas, congratulations on what all you have gotten done so far! It was probably a thrill to be able to drive her! She is looking great! I like the Watson treatment that you have given it. It sets off the Black paint well, IMHO.. You paid the money for her, so you gets to do with her what you want to. I see your boys are thrilled about it! I also see that John has given you some tips on what to check regarding that hot wire..
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