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Old 12-07-2018, 08:36 AM
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What did you do to the wiring harness? Clean it or tear it all down and rebuild?
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:13 AM
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Great thread! What did you use to clean the transmission?

VaSteve: I've had great luck cleaning up old wiring harnesses and sheaths using Goo Gone Gel. Spray on a rag and rub the wires and sheathing.
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:34 AM
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That's a good idea. Taking it apart is counter productive as the wires have memory to where they belong.

Let's see what Engelbert actually did.
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:51 PM
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Awesome. Now I'll have to add "clean the wheel wells and underside of the car" to my to do list.
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What did you do to the wiring harness? Clean it or tear it all down and rebuild?
First I cleaned it up with oil eater. Removed some of the lose tape, cleaned more. Soldered on a new connector for the backup light switch, replaced some of the plastic sheeting. Installed new tape where I removed that old one. Replaced the grommet in the shroud.

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Great thread! What did you use to clean the transmission?
Oil Eater, scraper, small and large brushes, a lot of patients.

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...a lot of patients.
Mental. With untreatable OCD.
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It seems like in a time warp. I did a lot of this same stuff but took me a year plus. Car will be finished and back on the road before you know it.
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I noticed two black metal air vanes on the back of the alternator cooling shroud. My 82 SC engine does not have those. It only has the weird cover/shroud. Makes it a PITA to remove the alternator from the (installed) engine.
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I noticed two black metal air vanes on the back of the alternator cooling shroud. My 82 SC engine does not have those. It only has the weird cover/shroud. Makes it a PITA to remove the alternator from the (installed) engine.
These vanes direct the air flow, you may want to see if you find one with the vanes still on it.
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