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About Dirtyowlnumber4

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    Silver City NM
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    Chevrolet S10, Cadillac DeVille, Datsun B210, VW Super Beetle
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  1. Dirtyowlnumber4

    $50 '76 B210 summer car

    Ill tack a few go faster stripes on, but this ones mainly to hide the body rust.
  2. Dirtyowlnumber4

    $50 '76 B210 summer car

    Yeah like I said when I have an indoor space and some money I'd like to be able to strip everything off and paint it nice, but right now all I've got are some paintbrushes and sandpaper. Just needed something to stop the rust. Probably adds a few hp too.
  3. Dirtyowlnumber4

    $50 '76 B210 summer car

    More painting. Panels look like hot garbage but the body is starting to take on a good shine. 3 coats on, probably 2 or 3 more to go. I also got a rotary light for the top
  4. Dirtyowlnumber4

    $50 '76 B210 summer car

    Its getting redder. Looks like an orange up close but with a few more coats and some sanding and polishing it should start looking better. The sprayer was using too much paint and wouldn't work in the cold (its always cold) so i started rolling it on.
  5. Dirtyowlnumber4

    $50 '76 B210 summer car

    Might be hard to see in the pictures but there were quarter size rust spots every few inches on the hood, roof and boot lid. and one of the doors is basically all rust. I spent a while grinding it all off and trying too make it all smooth but I'm not sure where i put the pics. Where it wasn't rusted the paint buffed up well too. darn shame. Heres a pic of the door I haven't finished yet.
  6. Dirtyowlnumber4

    $50 '76 B210 summer car

    Been looking for a garage to paint in for a while but couldn't find one so I've built a tarp tent for it It is going to be red. Not too pleased about it but that was the cheapest paint on amazon. Depending on how long it survives I'd like to strip it down to bare metal and paint it blue again with real auto paint and not rustoleum.
  7. Dirtyowlnumber4

    Light power

    All right i hotwired some stuff together and got things working ill just get some inline fuses and try to make it look halfway decent lol thanks chaps
  8. Dirtyowlnumber4

    Light power

    If it has a light relay I can't find it. Switch seemed good Here I drew a shitty diagram of my fusing Wouldn't be surprised if something is wrong here im no electrician.
  9. Dirtyowlnumber4

    $50 '76 B210 summer car

    Thanks man ill check that out. Ive got everything wire nutted together for now. Not good
  10. Dirtyowlnumber4

    Light power

    Sorry for all the threads fellas i don't know how electricity works Hooked up a new fuse box everything is working great except the running lights, which are always on. I figured i probably wired something wrong so i took all the lights wires off of the fusebox. But even without any connection to the fusebox they are still going. Could it be a bad switch? I didn't think they'd be able to work if they had no power from the fusebox. Extra: the running light and headlight fuses are what melted my old fusebox maybe the wires are bad somewhere
  11. Dirtyowlnumber4

    mystery wire id

    It is hanging out around the alternator. It runs into the main harness right where it splits off to go to the alternator. Got it capped off for now.
  12. Dirtyowlnumber4

    mystery wire id

    There is a black wire hanging out in my engine bay which when grounded kills the ignition. It measures 3v ac to the + terminal and -11v dc to ground when the engine is running. It sparks when grounded. Can't see where it ends up would be nice to cap it off or put it where it belongs might be part of the bigger problem the cars having.
  13. Dirtyowlnumber4

    $50 '76 B210 summer car

    Cut out a melted harness today. 1 down many more to go. Also replacing the hot and ground cables on the battery and sanding the contacts on the alternator mount hopefully that'll get it charging again.
  14. Dirtyowlnumber4

    Maxi fuse box

    Has anyone wired in a maxi fuse box? Not sure how the wires hook into it. A tool that crimps them in or some male connectors? Also, does anyone know a good place to find a fuse diagram? Box has no cover. B210 A14
  15. Dirtyowlnumber4

    Thinking about getting this car

    That first one looked great

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