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Okay, got the harness tape yesterday, so I finished wrapping the front lighting harness.  Took it over and installed it along with the rear harness.  Plugged everything in, installed NEW bulbs... and two things happened.  First, the side lights are nice and bright now.  Second, the turn indicator is not coming on when the lights are engaged.  I dont know what I fixed or how, but the issue is gone.  Tonight I am going to try to get the dash back in.

When I pulled rear harness, there is a green/yellow wire in the harness that hooks into... nothing.  I think it is for the trunk light... which I dont have... but might soon!  Doesnt hook into anything up front.

I have to figure out how to get the sail panel light plugged back in... without taking the sail panel out.

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Right.  I don’t have the light, and neither end is hooked to power... or at least I don’t remember it being hooked to power.  I will eventually get the light for the trunk, just not there yet.

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5 hours ago, Cantedvalve said:

Right.  I don’t have the light, and neither end is hooked to power... or at least I don’t remember it being hooked to power.  I will eventually get the light for the trunk, just not there yet.

Trunk light harness connects to the under dash harness just behind the gauge cluster (close to where the tail light harness connects to dash harness). You might want to plug the dash end of the trunk light harness while the dash is out so you will have power ready in the trunk for when you put a trunk light.

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More work on front brake ducts making molds. Started like this, 4 pieces of 2X4 glued together. Rough cut to shape. Then sanded to final shape and smoothed. Still needs finish then glass work. Then do otherside.

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Roger, thats a lot of handiwork!  Im guessing several hours minimum.  is that in the turn signal location under the bumper?  Looks like it oughta do the trick when you get 'em made.

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Thanks Jay. Yes, they replace the lights which get replaced with small rectangular lights and moved just inboard of the bumper brackets.

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So I was able to get the front lights wiring installed yesterday along with the parking lamps. Now everything is working perfectly. The issues were, on the left side, a badly corroded bulb/socket in the parking lamp which was causing left side markers to be very dim and the turn signal indicator to turn on with the headlight switch. On the right side, I hade a broken wire in the harness where the right parking lamp plugs in. This caused the right indicator light to turn on with the headlight switch and the rear marker to not work.  This allowed me to install the gauges and dash along with the steering column. I also cut the front carpet to fit, installed the kick panels, and hooked up the front speakers again.

Today, I installed the driver seat and sill plate. I also removed the upper door trim and painted it. Will reinstall it tomorrow with new lock knobs.  Technically I could have driven it today, but no plates or radiator overflow line yet.

yet to do is finish the passenger side front seat belt and install the seat, install the catch can and overflow hose for the radiator, and install the rear valence and bumper.  That’s it as far as assembly work goes. I do have some cleaning to do though. 

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Today marks the end of major mechanical work on the car!  I got the overflow tank installed, and ran the car.  The goal was to see if the fan would kick on.  Sure enough, when the gauge got to about 2/3, the fan kicked on for about 2 minutes.  Woohoo!  After that I did something that hasn’t been done for years... closed the hood!

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