I have decided it is time for her to get a new outside coat, and it will be like nothing anyone has seen before nor will anyone be able to replicate it exactly =])
Well, Yesterday I tried and tried to get her to start but it was a no go. Just no spark. So, after walking off my frustrations in 105 degree for 3 miles to teh post office and back home, I sat down and started working on figuring out what should go where regarding the fuse box wiring and then figuring out how it should be if wired according to as should be, on the Blue Sea fuse boxes. Then the task of figuring out how I will wire it according not only to how it should be, but according to what she actually has and does not have installed inside her. Like, side markers have no wires, the interior lights I redid long ago with LED's, after-market gauges, no door buzzer or switches either. So these are what I made and will work off of to figure out how she actually is wired (some PO really messed with her wiring) And, these are printed up and will go into her Bentley's so there is a record of what's-what for future reference. ( Thanks to Bulli Klinik on thesamba for the Blue Sea picture, which I then labeled to meet my needs.) As I pondered on the wiring last night as trying to fall asleep, it came to me; the coil +/15 wire must be at issue in the broken fuse box, and not allowing her to get spark to start.
A picture of a non-broken stock 70 Bakelite Fuse Box. ^
Bulli Klinik's on thesamba for the Blue Sea picture, labeled to match the needs from the sock picture. ^
Bulli Klinik's on thesamba for the Blue Sea picture labeled to meet my buses needs. Here's to hoping it works! ^ ( Says How she is wired as I am hopeful this is true and will be after all the parts arrive, get it all set up and ready for wiring, and then installed and wires plugged in and then the waterproof covers on.
Well, seems she says "No, I am not going anywhere! I am staying with you hooman! Now, the 70's, they are notorious for their fuse boxes cracking in half due to Volkswagen making deciding to try making them out of Bakelite. They did this for the first 6 months, then realized their mistake and switched to the white plastic for the remainder models of 1970. Seem she is an early 70 though so yep.... got the Bakelite one and we had dodged that bullet alllllll these years, but no more. When we had gone camping at Lake Perris, when I got home I noticed her low beam on the passenger side was out. Given the bulbs are like new and I rarely drive where/when I need headlights, I was bummed. I order 4 spare bulbs, and forgot about it. So, I was moving stuff around and found the spare bulbs, figured since not brutally hot out, I would change the bulb. Took existing bulb out but it was good as new except for a little dust. Perplexed, I put it back in and went to check the fuses. As I touched one, four others fell off. W T F ???? then I see it, the crack of doom. (Mind you, battery is disconnected now) so, I squeeze it back together, pull the tabs back where they go and tape it up tight, then zip-tie it tight. Battery back on, turn on headlights and ShaZam! they work. But, there is an odor I do not like, not risking an electrical fire so battery back off and we wait for our friend Jeremy to find us a suitable replacement (the white ones for her year are nearly impossible to find and not going with another Bakelite one). I am considering just going aftermarket and putting in Blue Sea fuse boxes instead though, will look like this once all the parts arrive.
The Blue Hag
Just a crazy older gal, making ready for when my nest is empty and I can go see the world, camping and rest-stopping on the way to be able to live simply and afford ably..