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About BrandonS

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    1971 Bluebird Coupe 1800 SSS
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    Aircraft Maintenance

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  1. BrandonS

    I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

    They cut the tail lights 😶
  2. BrandonS

    Airplane Porn (and the occasional helicopter)

    These are neat looking too. DH-106 Comet with it's exploding square windows.
  3. BrandonS

    What did you do to your dime today?

    Very slick solution.
  4. BrandonS

    I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

    I don't have it anymore, sold it when I went to Japan. I'm not sure if I'm glad I did or not, I really liked it. And to keep it remotely on topic, here's a pic of a Coupe. A repost from another topic, but have to stay on topic somehow.
  5. BrandonS

    I like coupes! - Pictures of Bluebird Coupes

    This blue color on a 510 😍 It reminds me of my Cavalry Blue FJ.
  6. BrandonS

    Test fit 510 goon front spook

    A quick down and dirty edit, but you get the point...
  7. BrandonS

    Headlight and Flasher mystery

    This is true, I updated above to reflect this.
  8. BrandonS

    Headlight and Flasher mystery

    I apologize if I’m way off base, but this is what I understand from quickly looking at the wiring diagrams. I also checked on my car and the fender indicators only flash with the turn signals/hazards and do not come on at all with the headlights. Looking at the wiring diagrams I suspect yours to act the same, however my car is not US Spec. The headlight system is ground switched meaning that 12V always sits on the circuit/bulbs and a ground is made at the switch to complete the circuit. The other lights (as Mike states below) are the opposite and switch 12V power with a constant ground. If everything is working fine until you turn on the headlights and then your indicators light up, it sounds like you have a short between your headlight circuit and the indicator circuit. The side markers lighting up when your headlights are on is indication that your headlight circuit is providing 12V to your indicator circuit (aka short between the circuits) which in turn utilizes that circuits built in ground. The turn signals won’t work then because that circuit already has the 12V that the flasher would be providing and the lights are already on. I see you said you were doing a resto. I am not sure what all you have touched but at first narrow the scope of your inspection to the areas you touched. If you didn’t remove your dash or touch wiring in it do not start by ripping away at things in there looking for the problem. Only after elimination of the areas you worked in should you dig deeper. In regards to areas you were working in, at first I would inspect connectors as these are the most handled items so they are more susceptible to damage from flexing, tugging and such. Next look for exterior damage on your wiring bundle (chafing, pinch points, etc). If you find any peel back the tape/wrap and check for damage to the wires’ insulation. Also, if there are any crimps in the system look those over for any wires that may have escaped them. Then slowly widen your scope as you eliminate areas. Past visible inspection you’ll need some sort of device to test with, like a multimeter.
  9. BrandonS

    Test fit 510 goon front spook

    I'm not sure how it'd look with your particular color, but they look nice semi-gloss/matte black and trimmed in body color. At least, it looks nice on the white/cream colored dimes.
  10. BrandonS

    Brandon's Bluebird Project

    👌 Small things, but things I like. Really looking forward to this winter. We'll be moving in a couple weeks, then it's on like Donkey Kong. Wheels went well for a test fit... definitely not keeping them white. Also @heywier427, I did some premiliminary measurements and those axles look like they may be super close to the correct length. I'm thinking I may try to work something in that direction.
  11. BrandonS

    Wilwood Powerlite Calipers

    If you ever think of it... no need to on my accord. Thank you for your input.
  12. Very good info! Thank you for that.
  13. This build is going to be awesome to watch. Very awesome car! How did you come to the conclusion the front was 810? Mine has the same hub and calipers by the looks of it and I was thinking they were 1987 200SX 2.4L front brakes; specifically the upto 04/87 stuff.

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