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JAAZZY
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posted 09-06-2001 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have my battery in the trunk and it turns out that the current switch(on/off) shorted out. This is what has been causing havoc with my fuel injection. Anyway, since I need a new one I'd like it to be legal for the drags and thus it needs to be accessible from outside the vehicle. Any ideas on where to mount it on a 65 coupe? BTW, I saw the one with a 18" handle but still don't know where to put it. Thanks

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Butch Jennings
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posted 09-06-2001 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Through the taillight lens is always popular....that way you can put a stock taillight in when you're not gonna be racing for a while.

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JAAZZY
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posted 09-06-2001 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Butch,

Do you just cut a hole in the red plastic lens? Do you use just the switch or the one with the 18" extension? Thanks.

- Jas

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Through the taillight lens is always popular....that way you can put a stock taillight in when you're not gonna be racing for a while.


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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 09-06-2001 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen photos of them in the back up light hole

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JAAZZY
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posted 09-06-2001 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You wouldn't happen to have one of those photos would you?
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Originally posted by AKBOSSMAN:
I've seen photos of them in the back up light hole


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Doc
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posted 09-06-2001 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm putting one in a 67 fastback now and the owner decided to do the backup light deal. The 67 has a panel behind the valance that would have to be cut to mount the switch without an extension and with the extension the switch gets very close to the rear of the spring and I'm concerned over the moving shackle and possible contact. If the decision were mine alone I'd do the tailight because I hate cutting up the car. Maybe the 65/66 has more clearance. As a side note not all switches are the same diameter, the one I'm using is rather large but I've had the smaller ones go bad and cause all sorts of hard to diagnose problems so I feel this fight is worth the effort.

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JAAZZY
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posted 09-06-2001 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doc,

Where do you get the larger ones?

This is exactly what happened to my car and I couldn't figure out the problem. It became difficult to start and the fuel injection was acting funny. I didn't know what the problem was from. It turned out to be the switch which was actually a Perko switch used in boats. Took it out and everything now works perfectly. I am now looking to install something better.


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I'm putting one in a 67 fastback now and the owner decided to do the backup light deal. The 67 has a panel behind the valance that would have to be cut to mount the switch without an extension and with the extension the switch gets very close to the rear of the spring and I'm concerned over the moving shackle and possible contact. If the decision were mine alone I'd do the tailight because I hate cutting up the car. Maybe the 65/66 has more clearance. As a side note not all switches are the same diameter, the one I'm using is rather large but I've had the smaller ones go bad and cause all sorts of hard to diagnose problems so I feel this fight is worth the effort.


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JAAZZY
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posted 09-06-2001 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just ordered the switch made by Flaming River with the 18" extension shaft. I figure this way I can chose to use the shaft or not. It's rated at 250 amps continuous and 2500 for 5 seconds.

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Doc
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posted 09-06-2001 05:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's the one !

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Butch Jennings
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posted 09-06-2001 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Jazzy,

I've seen alot of guys mount the switch sideways in the trunk and use a rod through the taillight lens as a push/pull switch rather than a switch that turns back and forth.

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JAAZZY
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posted 09-06-2001 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Butch.... that was what I had in mind although I hadn't yet figured out where to mount it. Maybe after I do it I can attach some photos.

- Jas

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Originally posted by Butch Jennings:

Jazzy,

I've seen alot of guys mount the switch sideways in the trunk and use a rod through the taillight lens as a push/pull switch rather than a switch that turns back and forth.


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JAAZZY
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posted 09-08-2001 02:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I mounted the switch tonight. Works perfectly. The 18" handle goes through the passenger side tail light on the right hand side. The handle will only be mounted on race nights.

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Doc
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posted 09-08-2001 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc   Click Here to Email Doc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jas do you think you might be ready to test out at Sac on the 14th?

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JAAZZY
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posted 09-08-2001 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doc,

I think I will be but I am a little concerned about driving that far with so much traffic before I have a "feel" for the car. It starts at 5pm right? I would need to leave at about 2pm to avoid the traffic. I am not sure yet if it will overheat. I am also not sure yet if the battery is charging but the car seems to be running pretty good other than those little glitches.

- Jas

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Jas do you think you might be ready to test out at Sac on the 14th?


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