79 Z28 Project Fast Times.........

Camaromurph

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Yep, nothing from Painless.

got all the sockets swapped today. Then I noticed the rear parking light sockets (194’s) are different as well. While the ones in the painless harness will be functional they will not put the bulb as far into the lenses and will probably look a little dimmer. See the picture. Painless on the left, original on the right.
 

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Camaromurph

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Well, my attention to detail go the better of me and I replaced the rear side marker 194 socket with the correct ACDelco LS51 lamp sockets. So, I have completed the rear light harness and will now do the final install of the rear tail lights. Up next will be the Painless power window and door lock harness. Sorry the picture do not show the new LS51 sockets.
 

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Camaromurph

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The disassembly of the factory power window and door lock harness. Went pretty smoothly. I knew the power window wires for the driver door were broken in the grommet between the door and sail panel. What I didn't know was that the ground wire for the PDL's was also broken in the same place. This would explain why I could get them to work when I was trying to check out if the solenoids were still good. The plastic channel is what carries the wires from Drivers to Passenger side up under the dash. It carries the PW/PDL and courtesy light wires from left to right. The far right bolt tab was broken off so I epoxied it and will see if it holds up.

For the Painless harness you need to reuse the factory door to body grommets. Cleaned them up.
 

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Camaromurph

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Decided to pull the dash brackets out and clean them up. As they are interior and also support the grounds for the interior electrical system I wanted them cleaned up but didn't want to paint them for fear of poor ground connections. So I decided to try evaporust. You can see just the start of the process on a couple of brackets. They are in getting finished right now.
 

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8pack

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If you need to do more rust removal consider buying rust 911. I think for $60 you get enough to make 16gallons (1gallon makes 16) vs. $22 for 1 gallon of evaporust.

I am using it on another project with heavy rust and it works exactly the same as evaporust and is wayyyy less expensive.

Project is looking good!!!
 

8pack

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I would recommend watching this before buying a rust converter

Evaporust and Rust 911 are rust removers, not rust converters. They use a chelating agent to remove the rust which is non toxic and can be disposed of safely.

This is a very interesting video on rust converters though!
 
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Camaromurph

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Camaromurph, You OK?

Haven't seen posts from you on your project for some time.

Well, it has been a while. Life has been full of other things so not much progress. When you posted that I had just been to the Glen Ellen police department car show in my 68 and with my buddy in his Cobra. It’s been so busy that was the second and last time the 68 made it out of the garage this summer.
 

Camaromurph

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Decided to take a little time to get the intercooler/ac condenser started. Need to mark and drill two 13/16” holes in the bottom of the core support for the lower intercooler mounts.
 

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