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Old 07-06-2014, 08:07 PM   #1036
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I don't know if you have a horn relay- terminal block- still on my 73. The relay is not fused pre se -fusible link- and the coil in the relay would pull that much-I'd try there. Just a thought.

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THANK YOU, SIR!!

I found the relay and as soon as I touched it I could feel how hot it was and I said, "Dick Cranium, you fu**ing genius!" I unhooked it and the meter went happy-land. I can't tell you how glad I am this is resolved! It has been something that I know I need to address, but put it off because I wanted to drive the damn thing. I should have found it before I added nine relays, two more fuse boxes, two in line fuses, a remote, two cameras, and 12 miles of wires but like I said I just wanted it running. This is a big relief. I guess I would have eventually figured it out when I got around to hooking up the horn, but there are other things that have pushed that WAY down on the list so I am not sure when I would have gotten to that.
I owe you a cold one for that diagnosis, that's for sure.
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:56 AM   #1037
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Glad I was able to help out!!!

I also graciously accept donations to my build....


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Old 07-13-2014, 07:59 AM   #1038
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I put "larry" in the car show in Iowa city yesterday. I have always liked car shows, but never had a car to enter so that was a first. Not many vettes there, and all were c5 or c6 with the exception of a 68 tri power that was pretty damn nice.

One guy had two vettes there last year but this year he brought the daily driver and a tricked out eagle talon since it was supposed to rain. This is his daily driver.

It was fun, but kind of a long day. I did meet some nice folks. A guy came over and said he lives by me and sees me go by every day and really likes the car. His wife keeps saying "well go talk to him" and he says "well he just drove by".
One of the best things was toward the end I was walking out to the car and a mom with her little boys maybe five and seven years old were walking toward the car in front of me. They stopped and the one boy said " this is the coolest car in the world". Mom took a photo of them in front of the car. The one boy saw there were no door handles like he expected and asked how the doors open. I asked the mom if she would like for them sit in it, she said yes, and their eyes lit up. So we traded the boys in and out and they each got a photo of them in the "coolest car in the world"
Mom was going to take a photo of them in front of it and I asked her if she wanted to be in the photo so she gave me her phone and I got a shot of all three of them. She thanked me and I told her I was really happy to see kids that still like these old cars.
Overall pretty fun. It inspired me to get busy and finish stuff like vintage AC so I can get to things like cleaning up the engine bay and building a cold air intake.
I wound up with a trophy. Not best of show or anything, but my first piece of garage bling so all in all it was a good day.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:11 AM   #1039
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Nice Brent!

I take my vette to cruise ins, even in it's current condition. When it's running anyway

10 days until it goes to the body shop for stripping and body work. Then back home for the suspension you lot talked me in to installing myself.

Anyway, car is gorgeous.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:12 AM   #1040
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Thats freaking awesome man!
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:08 PM   #1041
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If you keep entering it into shows you had better build a rather large case to put them in. Congratulations Brent, you should be proud of yourself.






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Old 07-13-2014, 10:02 PM   #1042
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pretty nice satisfying day for sure!!
I think its super cool you let them sit in the car-lotta guys wouldnt do that good for you bro.
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:52 PM   #1043
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The first of many a recognition I'm sure. Congrats........
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:04 AM   #1044
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very cool Brent. I've put my Vette in two car shows this year, got a trophy from one and a plaque from the other (they were only giving out plaques), mine don't look anywhere near as nice as yours so I'm sure you placed much better than I but I went for the experience and not a trophy, was still nice to walk away with one

When I see kids excited about the car I invite them to sit in it so their parents can take a picture, like you said it's nice to see kids whom appreciate the oldies but goodies
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:05 AM   #1045
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Congratulations!!!


I tried the show thing once...I left after about an hour!
I still go, but I don't enter. I would much rather look at what everyone else brought and then go for a ride.
The puttin' the kids in the car for a pic thing is cool!
Made some memories and friends...Way to go!!!
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:24 PM   #1046
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Sweet Pics and congrats on the trophy.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:49 PM   #1047
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Just a mini-update, but mostly wanted to share what I thought was a cool moment..
I have been working on figuring out why my drivers side headlight bounces as it lowers. I spent a couple of days trying different things, and got some good advice from Richard, but did not get that figured out before I got side tracked on other things.
A friend of mine has the crimping tool needed to make the AC lines so I have been putting in the condenser and the dryer and the lines to get to that point. Man that would be easier with the hood off, but I did get it done and I now have the lines for the AC.
Life has gotten in the way of vette progress of late, but it is helping our kids out so it is all good.
Now for the cool moment story:
I was driving over to the friends house and am slowing down behind traffic to turn off. Cars are going by on the left, but I see in the corner of my eye a black car had pulled up beside me and was hanging out there. I looked over and saw a young Asian guy leaning over with a big at me and he yells "nice car!"
I gave him a We both smiled and then he pulled away and I could see the rest of his car.
It was a friggin Nissan GTR! I had never even seen one of those before today.
I love seeing young guys that still take interest in these old cars, but to see a young guy driving a GTR slow down to show his approval, yea, that really made my day.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:15 PM   #1048
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Very cool Brent!!!
Just the beginning of the recognition you will get in regards to your car for years to come!
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Dude. I really cant tell you just how awsum your build is. The attention to detail is amazing. Freaking BEAUTIFUL car!
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Hey Brent, thinking about painting my house any pointers on the Sherwin Williams paints products I started to asks if you had taken up another carrier or a second job, that's just too funny man.




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