DMC = Disassembled Motor Car
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November 27 - December 3, 1999
| At this stage, there's simply no way to test the electrics. I plan to do so "on the Fly", as I get to
the point where I can even hook up a battery. Fortunately for me, the previous owner left the electrical connections to the relay box intact.
It's the only thing besides the pedal box assembly that he didn't take apart. (Yes, he even disassembled the alternator...)
Just a side note for those who have been in the same boat, or pontoon, I should say... Rivnuts are a pain in the wazoo. Only 3 of the access panel bolts in the luggage compartment came free, the rest are either stripped or frozen. I spent a lot of time with a Dremel tonight cutting slots in the top of the bolts, and slowly working them loose with a screwdriver and a pair of vice-grips. Having the body separated from the frame, I really have no need to go through the access panels to get to anything, but ya' always have to think of the future.
Another common question about my 12-step plan, was why I would want to reattach the body to the frame so quickly. The answer is, I have a one-car garage, and no room to store the pontoon body while I work on the frame. I've managed to get enough clearance between the two to attach the lines by placing 2x4 wedges between the body and the frame. It's workable, but mighty tight.
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"Everybody wants to rule the world..." That was a great song this
week coming through the speakers of the Disassembled D. It's the first song, and the first time, that the D has made music since 1990.
=) I got the wiring harness together enough to test the radio & windshield wipers, which are the only devices hooked up at present.
Both are working flawlessly. The LCD display and tape eject are both perfect, too.
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