I bought a 69 from a guy that'd been scammed by a local Camaro guy...bad story. I got the car with new paint, motor, transmission, four goofed up tires...and the rest was gone or needed replaced. It'd been in storage for two years and was pretty dry.
As I did all of the work like interior, bumpers, glass, etc. all of the lights worked as I installed them with what appeared to be the exception of a few bad bulbs. Which were all new...but I know how fickle they can be so I kind of ignored them.
Anyway, as I was literally DONE with the car the blinkers stopped working and then a myriad of electrical bugs hit me and I am at my wits end and need your help!!!
So far I have a new battery with new cables that has been directly grounded to the engine block, sub-frame, and radiator support. The engine has been grounded to the firewall in two places and also grounded to the brake booster mounts from the back of the head. All grounds have been sanded clean and most have di-electric grease on them. I have thoroughly cleaned all connections on the voltage regulator, horn relay, harness to fuse block, the two grounds on either side of the engine compartment (by battery and horn relay) and have replaced all of the fuses. The rear tail-light harness is new and all others (that I know of) have been cleaned.
Most of the lights work as desired with the exception of the passenger parking lamp and the passenger rear blinker. The parking lamp does not work when the lights are on but works in all other conditions. The rear blinker/brake simply doesn't get bright for blinking or braking...but works in the dim setting.
All lights work properly when the hazzards are on with the exception of the passenger blinker/brake.
As I've worked on this a variety of the Tell-Tale lights and guage lights would either work, or not, and then often change. As it is now, the guage lights are the only lights not currently working.
I feel as if this is a bad ground or a short but simply cannot isolate the problem...can someone PLEASE offer me some advice!
1969 Z11 (yes, Z11) Pace Car with 15,772 un-restored original miles
1969 Z28 Clone