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7/12/13 11:06pm - Original Message: 'Buba been at it'
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Lemon Grove, CA - USA

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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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I'm working on my center shift console.

Got a heave gage pink wire running along the tunnel.  They spliced a wire between it and the fan switch.  They connected it up to the tan wire going to the fan switch.

What is with that?  

The fan worked and the car ran so While I would like to get Buba out or my car I'm a little reluctant to do that without some advice.




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7/13/13 7:24am - Reply: 'Re: Buba been at it'
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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On my car, heavy pink wires are all hot when the ignition is on.  They feed the distributor electronics, gauge cluster, etc.  Someone may have found a convenient source of switched 12v and hacked into it.

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7/13/13 10:45am - Reply: 'Re: Buba been at it'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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The tan wire there goes to the blower motor resistor block. Perhaps the resistor for that speed is burnt/damaged, and someone jumped the pink wire to have that fan speed?

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7/13/13 12:45pm - Reply: 'Re: Buba been at it'
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1982 C3 Collectors Edition 44000 miles, sat in the sun most of it's life, My wife purchased it for me for fathers day in 2007 from her girl friend that had it for 19 years. It is on the road again. I'm retired but it is now my daily driver.

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That sounds reasonably like something Bubba would have done.  Why fix something when you can jury-rig it.

Where is the resistors located?

Do you know the resistor ohm readings?


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7/13/13 1:58pm - Reply: 'Re: Buba been at it'
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Here is the resistor I believe do not know resister values, most likely it it is bad you could tell visually
 


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7/13/13 3:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Buba been at it'
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Thanks for the picture.  I would have had a difficult time finding that one. 

Adam by the way the resistors are open wire type not burned so much for that being the reason Bubba  put in the jumper.  I also noticed that some of the wires were toughing on one of them.  I spaced them out a little and will install it later today.




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7/13/13 10:19pm - Reply: 'Re: Buba been at it'
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Ya, the resistors for the fan speed are just coiled wires. They can get some corrosion where they are crimped, and not allow current thru them, and thus not have that one(or more) fan speed.

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