70s Jags too.
The monster connector with 99% of the front wiring is located.....
BEHIND THE BATTERY!
Maybe that's why the put the battery in a steel box?
I ended up running a new wire for my high-beam switch. 😞
And, assuming your classic doesn't have ABS, DOT 5 SILICONE brake fluid (NOT 5.1) will keep the brake system working perfectly for years regardless of how much or little you drive it. You will need to completely flush out the old crap and it would be a good idea to replace all hoses and rubber parts at this time. Then forget them for the next 15 years/100,000 miles whichever comes first.
EDIT: Also works GREAT in hydraulic clutch systems.
YES! I've been using DOT 5 for so long I completely forgot how the other stuff ate paint. All the cars I've used it in have power brakes and I've never noticed a difference in firmness. I also run Centric ceramic pads and their rotors (or Brembo) and have been VERY satisfied with their performance and long life.
I forgot that I have had DOT 5 in one car for 20+ years, thanks for reminding me. 🙂
It's not recommended for ABS due to supposed foaming during ABSing. But thanks for letting us know that.
I'm sorry I did not notice you said DOT 3 and I can't delete the above comment so please ignore it.
But while I'm here, I'm not at all sure DOT 3 synthetic is non-hydroscopic (does not attract water) which is what makes DOT 5 so great and does DOT 3 not eat paint?
I prefer tires with a modern profile/ride/handling. I had some wide 16 inch wheels specially made for my 75 Ferrari and run 50s. SOOO much better than the skinny 14 inch 70s it came with. I drive it. It's not a concourse restoration. These are 2 different worlds.
Hi, Replaced the front clip with a modified CAChassisworks front clip (A-arms, coilovers billet spindles, welded to the tub back to the central cross member, from the cross member a round tube cradle holding the 4-link tied into the rollbar & rocker boxes, it's VERY stiff
You really have no idea of what you are talking about. Let's see, where to begin? First of all, it's not a Nailhead V8. It's a straight 8. The V8 did not come out until 1953 to celebrate Buick's 50th anniversary.
If you are behind me, the best wipers known to mankind won't help me see you. Oh, I know, let's install one of those rear window wipers. Yeah, that's the trick.
I rarely use my headlights because I prefer not to drive at night. The headlights are just fine. I just prefer not to drive at night unless I must.
I don't tailgate and so the type of brakes I have is a moot point. I don't tailgate not so much that I am afraid of the brakes fading (they are in excellent condition), I just prefer for my windshield not to pick up a rock.
One last thing, the stink you smell is not from my carburetor, it's your upper lip.