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    New wire harness install

    More days of testing, and I want to note that the comment above by 317 is not far off, regarding the OEM harness. I have found that the headlight and tail light harness portions are fine.....those not screwed with by shop monkeys. Also, just went thru the small harness in my console with three...
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    New wire harness install

    This car, sold the year I finished HS, is going to make me crazy. So yes, I bought roadkill, that I had hoped to just bring along to drive.....hmmm. So, a friend has been after me to use the new wiring to crank it up. So, finally the other day, I did so. Had to finagle with the neutral...
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    New wire harness install

    I know some sites dont like ref to mfrs, but I will say painless and let it go at that. Also, this OEM harness has been shankered for its whole life, including with home wiring nuts all over, bare wires wrapped around each other, many areas that actually caught fire and are down to burned...
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    New wire harness install

    I wish ME was a WE for some help and ideas, when I cant think. But, I will post a couple thoughts along the way on this, just for others who are doing similar later. No biggie, but have already written many notes to mfr about issues I found. And, for sure, one thing for wiring folks to...
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    New wire harness install

    Cannot tell you about the pucker factor when installing a hew harness, with ignition switch, where OEM was having problems, and turn signal switch. The light switch seemed OK. So, remove the old harness, a mess, for sure. Then, lay out the new harness on the floor and try to negotiate what...
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    POWER STEER QUESTION TIME .

    Looks good, no kinks. Have not tried my spring yet....thanks
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    66 fury power steer return hose question

    thanks muchly both. I got the springs, have not yet tried but fit the hose. If does not work, will look into the HP hose....thanks
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    Well, we have likely disobeyed all of the mopar rules on this tangent, so will end with this. Always wanted an older harley, whether flathead, knuckle or pan.....no hotrod seat on the hard frame though. And today, they are worth good money. I have been to Maggie Valley a couple times to the...
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    66 Fury Wiper Motor question

    So, I FINALLY looked further in the manual.....and voila....test method for the wiper motor. Am ashamed it took me that long to find. Oh well.
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    The early hondas were also kick start, but would start. I would always laugh at the harley guys trying to get things going.....kicking and so on. My first harley was an AMF sporty kicker, that would start, if done right. Not like the early big twins that would not. Fun all around though...
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    My early days included a friend on a triumph bonne. I was on my first bike, a small honda. Recently, a friend let me ride his nice norton....I think 850. I had had one that was awful much earlier. His was a dream.....smooth and ran great....wish I could afford one like that. But, sounds...
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    I have owned over 50 2 wheelers....only one of your ilk. But, when young, bought my first kick start harley. Out one night, too much in the way of happiness, and a friend wanted to drive my bike. I told him....if you can start it, you can drive it. What I forgot was that it was still warm...
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    At least you did not mention 18 yr old Macallan. Stopped for holiday in Blowing Rock NC.....asked for a glass of the 18 yr old....my mistake. The only thing that did not go wrong was he asked if I wanted another. The bill came for about $50 for roughly 2 oz of that elixir....had to dig a...
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    I notice that the magic mushrooms are making a new comeback.....now they are good for you. I am not dismissing them, because at my age, some "medication" at night to let me sleep would be welcome.....
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    My education is suddenly looking pretty lame........BUT, I am surprised you did not quote our boy DeToqueville, some amazing things about this early nation.
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    66 Fury Wiper Motor question

    Someone must have experience with the four wiper motor wires.....the brn wire is 14 and other three are 16....still assume one for park, always hot, and others for speeds. But, you guys with experience must know. I have yet to Ohm the switch to try to figure out, but someone out there has this...
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    Great points thanks. I did see some expensive molex terminals, but I do not remember finding the types I needed....does not mean they are not available.....I just have not found....will look again. And, I am still looking, esp after today's exercise. Added the female spades with shrink...
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    That is the ticket.....and necessary if you want to use the plastic connector blocks, and new terminals. I am using the one I got from the painless folks.....works, but not easy. The biggest problem may be with the different types of terminals. The thin china crap is way different than the...
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    Aaaargh......
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    Wire terminal crimping lessons

    Yes, I have looked at these, and have two pair of similar pliers. However, these do not properly crimp the open tang terminal. The open tang has to be curved back onto itself inside a die that fits correctly. This forms the type fitting seen on all OEM wiring harnesses. I will admit that I...
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