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Awesome. Do you have a project build page as well? I would love to see and get ideas from others as well.
Yes, there are several of us with long term projects for our EC's. My project is winding down to completion but these 50 year old vehicles are never really finished.


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I'm glad you are doing that 12.7 steering box because it'll never be easier than right now with everything wide open. I did mine using a mid 90's Jeep Grand Cherokee Saginaw box for about $100 including a new Dorman 31011 rag joint. No more floaty, grandma easy steering. Now it feels like I have control.

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So, so, so much good work you are doing here. Fantastic. But I agree with your wife - I think the A-pillar post covers need to be painted Cement. Mine are painted flat black but all of your pictures here made me realize that my pillar post covers need to dark blue.

I love the look of your EC and I've never seen another one like it.

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Hello,

It is definitely frustrating but still, you got off quite inexpensively. My last transmission difficulty cost me over $2100 for a complete rebuild after the 3-4 clutch pack frictions wore out at a little over 150,000 miles.

And it is a lesson that we all must learn around here that 50 year old vehicles MUST be driven to discover and then de-louse solve those problems. There is no way around this if you want it to eventually become a dependable ride.

And the color scheme on your car should still put a smile on your face no matter what happens. Very nice.

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Hello Scott,

I'm down for a warranty claim radiator repair on a less than three year old Cold Case radiator.

I've also got a Dakota Digital GPS speedometer and clock kit waiting to get installed this week or soon.

Rick

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Hello Scott,

"Small wire voltage drop" is where the thinner gauge wires can't carry as much power as a thicker gauge wire. Thinner wire has more resistance so the voltage drops, especially on a longer wire.

I also have a DD set of gauges in my EC and I see this same drop of almost one volt difference between what my DD voltmeter says and what a good multimeter indicates at the battery. Its the thin wires after the fuse panel on the way to the DD voltmeter where this problem is mostly seen. I simply add one volt in my mind to what I see on my DD voltmeter and keep on driving.

My multimeter typically measures 14.4 VDC before the e-fans and the AC kick on, measured at the battery. And around 13.7 VDC once everything is running and maybe 13.4 or so at night with the headlights on.

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