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Old 06-03-2009, 02:57 AM
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Talking Tail Lights-a-working!!!!

Lucille is coming around!!! Just got the tailights/brake lights working perfectly now. Cathie, THANK YOU! You idea on using dielectric grease on the connection of bulb to socket and socket to taillight housing worked perfectly! Evidently I was not making a good connection. I highly recommend that everyone do this as they have never been this bright before. Lucille goes in to have the Ford-o-matic tranny cleaned and resealed so she does not leak anymore. It is the only leak she does anymore and was caused by her exteneded time under a carport without being moved. I will takle the last "situation" (Power steering leaking when I get her back in a day or two.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:29 AM
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Might I suggest you ground your light housings separately. Not only do power connections go bad, more often the ground connections are poor at best. That's why some cars have a half-lit headlight.

A few of us restorers drill a hole in our headlight buckets for a screw and crimp-on eyelet, just for a solid ground. Sometimes you can use a post that comes through the body, like on taillight housings.

I run a separate copper ground wire from my battery, along the fender apron, through the firewall, down the floorpan, and all the way to the rear (for tail lights and fuel tank grounds). It's clamped all along the way, and I tap off for different devices like the dashboard (including gauges, radio, etc.). This is particularly important for those who use trailer lights, overdrive relays, power windows, etc. Steel doesn't conduct well after many years of rusting spot welds and bolt connections.

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Old 06-03-2009, 09:45 AM
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If the Power Steering leak is the pump, the re-build kits are cheap and not a bad job to do.
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:04 PM
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My power steering also leaked, but it was in the hydralic hoses, and I just tighten them, and after that, no leak. That was very cheep
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