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10/2/16 2:37pm - Reply: 'Re: Recommendation for good brake line source'
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vince vette said:
On the issue of odds and ends, I seem to have about a 12 inch black ground line hanging loose near the the proportioning valve. Can't see to remember what it tied to. I though for a while that it as tied to the prop valve itself to ground some other circuit. But then I found it is already tied to the frame. It doesn't seem to make sense to ground something like the prob valve which is already bolted to the frame. Anyone have any ides from whence it comes?

Chances are it was attached to the metal toe board splash shield, on the bottom side of the firewall there.




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10/2/16 9:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Recommendation for good brake line source'
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Thanks - I'll take a look there. 

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10/3/16 2:17pm - Reply: 'Re: Recommendation for good brake line source'
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Figured out where the black ground lead came from - cruise control transducer. Since it's mounted to plastic it needs a ground. Reason I didn't know where it came from? Because the cruise has been pulled out since sometime in the late 80's and the wire was just left hanging around thus it wasn't something I removed on this project. Why was the cruise removed - it has to do with modifications to figure out how much faster than 85 mph I could go and subsequent unusual stress on the speedo cable and eventually destruction of the transducer. Never got around to replacing cruise since. 

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10/30/16 8:45am - Reply: 'Re: Recommendation for good brake line source'
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Just to close out this thread - car started up yesterday, 10/29. Brakes held which was important as engine ran pretty poorly after 6 years without a start and 13 years since any road driving (and probably still a lot of the same gas in it that was in there in 2003). So I had to ride throttle and brake together to keep revs up for it to run but still move in the driveway at a low speed. 

That said, with a little gas dumped directly into the carb it started right up with just a couple cranks, then stalled. Repeated process, same thing, Repeated and then started and stayed on for full heat up. All good. Even the original 36 year old vacuum drives for the lights still worked - both popped right up. 

Thanks to all for the advise. Now on to getting power steering rebuilt so that in essence it will then be drivable and the real work can start. 


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