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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby zeke » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:34 pm

74_Vega_GT wrote:boy we need to start a wirring section saves time if all tog



There's one here already: viewforum.php?f=44
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:58 pm

~...Sorry you misinterpreted the post, it was part of the "paste" , I am aware that we have an electrical section, and it must have been added sometime after that post which I copied and pasted was made.
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby zeke » Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:54 am

Ah gotcha lol :th:
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:47 pm

~ Blower fan circuit checks out OK
~ Both brake lights are working now.
~ Got a quote on 3D printing of the AC duct 74 to 77 transition piece at under 100.00. ...considering that.
~ I think the dash is ready for final fittment.
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:21 pm

~ Dammit Man--4 years now...sigh..at least my (2) supercharger clutch pulleys for the SRT-6 are out of quarrantine and made it to the USA. Fresh IHI Supercharger remanufactured should be here soon....Imagine that in a vega. lol
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby Monza Harry » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:54 pm

'74 VGT Perfection takes time and yours is looking good keep us motivated with an endless stream of Pic's Please!
Oh a Blower will help with...well everything but fuel mileage and tire life, I somehow figure those will not matter much when the skinny pedal is pushed and Pushed HARD!
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:02 pm

_Back at it..
~ Got the emergency flashers working...Turn signals working, left front side marker is dim. Left front headlight is dim also. All blower speeds checked out as well as the low blower speed with key on.
~ Power at the brake light switch, both sides, ..no brake lights..horn works...Tachometer zeroe's out with key on so that checks out...no clock..no cigar ltr...orange wire is suspect.
~ Cluster harness connector, when the halves are separated, the orange wire has 12v...connected, it has 0 v. Jumped it out and the clock ran and the radio powered up...no smoke.
~ Alt light comes on with key on run position which checks out.
~ The volt meter, which I apparently assumed was a drop in replacement for the old amp gauge, will need to be re-visited.
~ We still have not started this motor yet until all of the electrical checks out.
~ If it was being built as a hot rod, we wouldn't need to go through all of this. If I was 30 yrs. old, it would go faster.
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:37 pm

~ Been studying this info...lots of turn signal questions in the Electrical section.

..by cosvega76 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:07 am
The turn signals gets power from the fuse on the fuse block between the RADIO and ELEC FUEL PUMP fuses (I thinks it's labeled GAUGES), which also powers the fuel gauge and idiot lights. This powers the flasher first then goes to the turn signal switch. The brake lights and hazards are powered on a separate circuit.
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Re: 1972 Vega Turn Signals Operation?

Unread postby Monza Harry » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:30 pm
The turn signal power goes through the connector on top of the steering column. Your symptoms sounds like the switch to me, but you said it was changed by you [bad new ones do happen] and the next thing I would check is to see if a prong from the earlier mentioned connector is pushed back and not making a good connection. This would mimic the switch problems and not be fixed by a new switch, unless you were looking at the right wire while plugging it back in you wouldn't notice that it moved, or if you looked at the terminals and noticed that the one was sitting back [not likely as it would be pulled forward from unplugging]. Harry

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So far--
~Dome light circuit checks out
~ Dim front left side marker - but bright with the Emergency flasher on.
~ No light from front right side marker - but bright with Emergency flasher on.
~ Dim instrument cluster illumination lights
~ Turn indicators-both-dim with no turn being called for when headlights are on
~ Horn works
~ Blower works
~ Brake light switch has power - no brake lights.
When everything checks out- we will prepare for an attempt to start the engine.
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:47 am

~OOps..going backwards- Couldnt see the illumination of the gauges in the dark, so, I should have used a lighter colored paint on the backside of the metal overlay which the factory had a "light blue" for a reason...to reflect the light to the face of the gauges, or so it seems. The plastic gauge carrier..where the gauges all inset into, also is this light blue...for the same reason, or so it seems. I had painted them a hot lime color, which aint gonna work out, I could have maybe used LED's to overcome the dimly illuminated gauge faces, but decided to re-paint it back to the light blue that GM used. Which meant disconnecting the main dash harness and radio connections and placing the assembly back on the work bench to disassemble...once more. I may hit the needle tips with bright orange again. Only the 2 gauge faces that I made, the tach and speedo, look fresh, the volt and temp and fuel gauges are a bit dingy. I never PhotoShopped those gauge faces as I did the tach and speedo. Now would be the time remedy that, but Santa has the Covid, so I am not looking for those in my stocking....
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Re: FrankenVega / FrankenCosworth

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:39 pm

On the gauges topic, I swapped my square body factory gauge cluster to LED a couple years back some pic's in this thread
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=46131 . I also just (last month) removed that cluster again and converted it to a factory tach setup and moved the fuel gauge to the lower left and modified the oil gauge back to a mechanical gauge from an electronic gauge. I got tired of replacing the electronic sending units which are prone to give inaccurate readings once they age. At the same time I bought some needle paint to paint my old gauge needles to match the new gas, oil and tach gauges I was putting in and ended up painting them all so they all matched. I would say you would see a great improvement with the LED lights and the needle paint makes everything look new. I bought several LED lights, different brands and styles, and tested them for fitment and luminosity and I found the ones I used and listed in the attached forum thread worked best for me and plan to try to use them on my upcoming Monza Build. The only thing with them is they are a bit longer than the stock incandescent bulb so you will want to make sure they will fit. Also If you don't know this already those bulbs only work when installed in one direction. i.e. if you pit it in and it does not light up simple take it out rotate it 180 degrees and re-insert it. It will work. Just saying since it would suck if you didn't check before you put the dash back in only to find a bunch are not working just because they were in backwards.
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