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Posted: 6/28/2015 1:48:08 AM EDT
Many of you have seen my 74 Javelin a time or two. I'm not sure what's wrong with me. I like AMCs but they can be a handful. Last Monday I killed two birds with one stone, I took the car for a cruise to my buddies place and we did some suppressed shooting at his range. On the ride home I flipped on the A/C and things went a down hill fast. The radio shut off, the gauges went crazy and the car started sputtering. I was able to nurse her home but didn't have time to trouble shoot the problem. The offending car.



I was able to do a bit of trouble shooting today. The first thing I started looking at was the ignition switch and steering column wiring. I had the ignition rack break last month forcing me to completely disassemble the Saginaw steering column. I thought maybe something there was the problem but no luck. I then moved under the hood making sure all of the grounds and starting solenoid connects were good and they were. Next I pulled the dash and instrument cluster looking for loose wires and checked the A/C switches and found nothing amiss. At this point all that was left was the main fuse block itself. I did not relish having to trouble shoot the damn thing but jumped in anyway. I removed the screws holding it to the firewall and things started going screwy again verifying that it was in the block.




After a bit of fussing and moving wires I located what I though was the problem and removed the main buss bar from the block. The large red wire comes directly from the starting solenoid and feeds the entire block. The smaller red and black wires feed the ignition switch and the cuircuits that kept going crazy when I was turning the A/C on. Turns out those three smaller wires had been crimped very poorly at the factory. Because of the poor crimps over time the things had been hating up and cooling causing oxidation and very poor contact. This is an aftermarket harness I installed when I did the restoration about 8 years ago. At the time I was on a tight budget and purchased this harness instead of a Painless harness. The adage buy once cry once comes to mind. If I would have spent the money on the Painless harness I doubt I would be screwing around chasing shorts in the block. I was dumb and chose to save $300 buck.



As a short term repair I fluxed the shorted areas and soldered the wires directly to the buss bar. The red end wire was really bad so I had to strip some of the insulation and solder it to the flat section of the bar. I'm guessing that there are going to be more poor crimps rearing their heads in the future. In the next year or so I am probably going to bite the bullet and buy a painless harness and have to rewire the whole damn car again. I only have myself to blame.  

Link Posted: 6/28/2015 1:55:28 AM EDT
I've had 5 or more classics and have a 68 Fairlane now.
If you really hate yourself buy a Jeep Cherokee.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 1:57:39 AM EDT
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Many of you have seen my 74 Javelin a time or two. I'm not sure what's wrong with me. I like AMCs but they can be a handful. Last Monday I killed two birds with one stone, I took the car for a cruise to my buddies place and we did some suppressed shooting at his range. On the ride home I flipped on the A/C and things went a down hill fast. The radio shut off, the gauges went crazy and the car started sputtering. I was able to nurse her home but didn't have time to trouble shoot the problem. The offending car.

<a href="http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/DamascusKnifemaker/media/Javelin/IMG_2632c.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb435/DamascusKnifemaker/Javelin/IMG_2632c.jpg</a>

I was able to do a bit of trouble shooting today. The first thing I started looking at was the ignition switch and steering column wiring. I had the ignition rack break last month forcing me to completely disassemble the Saginaw steering column. I thought maybe something there was the problem but no luck. I then moved under the hood making sure all of the grounds and starting solenoid connects were good and they were. Next I pulled the dash and instrument cluster looking for loose wires and checked the A/C switches and found nothing amiss. At this point all that was left was the main fuse block itself. I did not relish having to trouble shoot the damn thing but jumped in anyway. I removed the screws holding it to the firewall and things started going screwy again verifying that it was in the block.


<a href="http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/DamascusKnifemaker/media/Fuse%20Block_zpslnxcpa2x.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb435/DamascusKnifemaker/Fuse%20Block_zpslnxcpa2x.jpg</a>

After a bit of fussing and moving wires I located what I though was the problem and removed the main buss bar from the block. The large red wire comes directly from the starting solenoid and feeds the entire block. The smaller red and black wires feed the ignition switch and the cuircuits that kept going crazy when I was turning the A/C on. Turns out those three smaller wires had been crimped very poorly at the factory. Because of the poor crimps over time the things had been hating up and cooling causing oxidation and very poor contact. This is an aftermarket harness I installed when I did the restoration about 8 years ago. At the time I was on a tight budget and purchased this harness instead of a Painless harness. The adage buy once cry once comes to mind. If I would have spent the money on the Painless harness I doubt I would be screwing around chasing shorts in the block. I was dumb and chose to save $300 buck.

<a href="http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/DamascusKnifemaker/media/Main%20Buss_zps8zq7vv7j.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb435/DamascusKnifemaker/Main%20Buss_zps8zq7vv7j.jpg</a>

As a short term repair I fluxed the shorted areas and soldered the wires directly to the buss bar. The red end wire was really bad so I had to strip some of the insulation and solder it to the flat section of the bar. I'm guessing that there are going to be more poor crimps rearing their heads in the future. In the next year or so I am probably going to bite the bullet and buy a painless harness and have to rewire the whole damn car again. I only have myself to blame.  

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soldering under the dash....



so...


how many obscenities did you yell while screwing around upside down under the dash?
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 1:59:28 AM EDT
I know what you mean OP. Fortunately I knew the guy who did the work on my Shelby for most all of it's life. The fact that it is an 89 doesn't hurt compared to most classics out there.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 2:01:32 AM EDT
I love classic cars, and at my ripe old age of 30 I have driven, worked on and owned enough to know that I absolutely hate them now . They're still fun, and I still own one of them. To stay sane owning one, you just have to learn to accept that they require a lot of attention
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I sold this one two years ago to pay some medical bills. I miss it sometimes.







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how many obscenities did you yell while screwing around upside down under the dash?


Lets just say it was a good thing my wife went to the city this morning.
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34 here, and my experience has been similar.



I'll work on other peoples (for $$$), but for me, I'm perfectly happy to have a nice, trouble-free Miata in the driveway.



 
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 2:09:16 AM EDT
Why would you want a neutered mid 70s AMC?
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I'll work on other peoples (for $$$), but for me, I'm perfectly happy to have a nice, trouble-free Miata in the driveway.
 
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34 here, and my experience has been similar.

I'll work on other peoples (for $$$), but for me, I'm perfectly happy to have a nice, trouble-free Miata in the driveway.
 


I'm 52 and have been working on old cars since I was 10. I have a definite appreciation for the new stuff. The 20 14 Cherokee and 2014 Wrangler in the driveway are way more reliable. I also enjoy a spin the the wife's Mustang from time to time.



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Because it isn't a belly button tri five, Camaro, Chevelle or early Mustang.
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Wait, that can't be, everyone in threads about modern cars make it seem like these old cars are a piece of cake to own, and my modern cars that rarely need any attention are piles of crap
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Because it isn't a belly button tri five, Camaro, Chevelle or early Mustang.



I love the way the AMX looks.
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You are comparing a 1970 Javelin race car with a 1974 Javelin that with the biggest motor offered made 235 HP from the factory?



 
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You are comparing a 1970 Javelin race car with a 1974 Javelin that with the biggest motor offered made 235 HP from the factory?

 
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Nope, but don't let that slow your roll.

 





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Or anything British.
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A couple of years ago after the ex took off I picked up a '81KZ650 that had "some" wiring issues.

Some were pinched

Some were burned

Some were just plain not connected
This spring I picked up a '82 KZ Specter and now I'm battling carb issues
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 7:16:44 AM EDT
Your javelin is pissed because of wheel selection, she is pissed and embarrassed out in public....the shoes my man...the shoes
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You're going to have a long, dull, uninteresting life. Lol.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 9:09:52 AM EDT
They are a joy mostly but what a pain in ass most others. 4 years and still not 100 percent on mine
 
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You have missed all that is good in life.

Link Posted: 6/28/2015 9:18:04 AM EDT
We need a thread about the lesser remembered or appreciated classic/muscle cars of the 1960s and early 70s.

Mustang blah blah blah, Camaro blah blah blah...shit's boring.
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I'm 52 and have been working on old cars since I was 10. I have a definite appreciation for the new stuff. The 20 14 Cherokee and 2014 Wrangler in the driveway are way more reliable. I also enjoy a spin the the wife's Mustang from time to time.

<a href="http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/DamascusKnifemaker/media/Cars/IMG_2856c_zps9afb47f0.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb435/DamascusKnifemaker/Cars/IMG_2856c_zps9afb47f0.jpg</a>

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34 here, and my experience has been similar.

I'll work on other peoples (for $$$), but for me, I'm perfectly happy to have a nice, trouble-free Miata in the driveway.
 


I'm 52 and have been working on old cars since I was 10. I have a definite appreciation for the new stuff. The 20 14 Cherokee and 2014 Wrangler in the driveway are way more reliable. I also enjoy a spin the the wife's Mustang from time to time.

<a href="http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/DamascusKnifemaker/media/Cars/IMG_2856c_zps9afb47f0.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb435/DamascusKnifemaker/Cars/IMG_2856c_zps9afb47f0.jpg</a>

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Nice 'Stang. I like old and new, that's why I'm gonna put modern drivetrain and suspension in my 1970 Mustang Sportsroof. It's a plain 302 2V car so putting in a Coyote engine and Tremec won't be ruining a Mach 1 or anything. Cars been sitting since I had kids but my son is turning 16 soon and the wife has a job for the first time since then so I finally have the $$. I like the autocross style cars these days.
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But you did get into web forum moderating.
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Wanna buy my 71 Javelin?
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But you did get into web forum moderating.




I am not sure what that says . but it means something .
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I love the way the AMX looks.


I'm hoping to have this one completed by the end of the year.

69 AMX when I first got it.



As it sits in the body shop now.




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Why would you want a neutered mid 70s AMC?
youtu.be/jPW1Zoy-e-8
 
You are comparing a 1970 Javelin race car with a 1974 Javelin that with the biggest motor offered made 235 HP from the factory?
 


I get it horse power is everything.

I did the Javelin because I liked the 73 and 74 wide bodies lines and tail lights. It's a 360 2brl car with a slush box. I enjoy driving it and in the end that's all that matters. Thanks for playing trolling in my thread.
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That $300 saved could have burnt the car to the ground.

Good find. Now replace that shit.
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I keep a fire extinguisher in all of my cars.

I lost this truck to a fire a few years ago. Ironically I had pulled the extinguisher for the Dodge to put out a fire when I was tuning the engine in the Javelin right after I got the engine back into it. The truck went up in the middle of nowhere.


Link Posted: 6/28/2015 10:00:47 AM EDT
My last* classic was a 47 ford 1 1/2 ton truck. Drum brakes, 6 volt, flat head v8 non syncro trans. Im told im a glutton for punishment lol
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Wait, that can't be, everyone in threads about modern cars make it seem like these old cars are a piece of cake to own, and my modern cars that rarely need any attention are piles of crap




LOL

Wait till your modern stuff starts having electrical gremlins.

All this computer stuff is the shiznit as long as it all works.

When it doesn't, good luck finding somebody that can or will fix it.  
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I'm hoping to have this one completed by the end of the year.

69 AMX when I first got it.

<a href="http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/DamascusKnifemaker/media/AMX/IMG_4022c.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb435/DamascusKnifemaker/AMX/IMG_4022c.jpg</a>

As it sits in the body shop now.

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I get it horse power is everything.

I did the Javelin because I liked the 73 and 74 wide bodies lines and tail lights. It's a 360 2brl car with a slush box. I enjoy driving it and in the end that's all that matters. Thanks for playing trolling in my thread.
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I love the way the AMX looks.


I'm hoping to have this one completed by the end of the year.

69 AMX when I first got it.

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As it sits in the body shop now.

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Why would you want a neutered mid 70s AMC?
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You are comparing a 1970 Javelin race car with a 1974 Javelin that with the biggest motor offered made 235 HP from the factory?
 


I get it horse power is everything.

I did the Javelin because I liked the 73 and 74 wide bodies lines and tail lights. It's a 360 2brl car with a slush box. I enjoy driving it and in the end that's all that matters. Thanks for playing trolling in my thread.


It's ''fun'' to own a vehicle that isn't every tenth one you pass. Seems that much of my life has had one ''oddball'' or the other [low production numbers] in the garage. HP isn' everything and you can't drive ''balls to the wall'' 99.9999% of the time anyways.

The upside to owning common vehicles are every Tom, Dick and Hassan makes or carries parts for them which is a nice thing and those parts are usually dirt cheap.

I loved driving this around, [redid the entire suspension after this pic] Had fun, people loved it, no one got pissed off when I drove it at 20 under what everyone else was driving on the HWY. Horsepower? HAH! Plenty enough torque to do what I wanted though. Simple to work on. Made a bunch of money when I sold it, I still miss it though.

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You've got some great looking cars! You are a man of many talents for sure!
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Everyone will fix it... No seriously, just about any mechanic now will fix it. Especially since the car will tell you what is wrong with it!

It goes like this:

Hook laptop to car... See whats out of range... replace or fix.

Done.  
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Wait, that can't be, everyone in threads about modern cars make it seem like these old cars are a piece of cake to own, and my modern cars that rarely need any attention are piles of crap




LOL

Wait till your modern stuff starts having electrical gremlins.

All this computer stuff is the shiznit as long as it all works.

When it doesn't, good luck finding somebody that can or will fix it.  



Everyone will fix it... No seriously, just about any mechanic now will fix it. Especially since the car will tell you what is wrong with it!

It goes like this:

Hook laptop to car... See whats out of range... replace or fix.

Done.  





LOL
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Because it isn't a belly button tri five, Camaro, Chevelle or early Mustang.
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Because it isn't a belly button tri five, Camaro, Chevelle or early Mustang.


Ah the 3B cars - Billet Belly Button - or Visa Card hot rods.

Who are you using for paint work?  My '65 Barracuda needs paint.  
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That's sig line material right there.



 
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 10:56:26 AM EDT
I feel your pain.

1980 Triumph Spitfire owner

British spec 9.0 CR 1500cc engine (us spec only 7.5 CR), currently yanking out the 4 speed single rail, and putting in a 4 speed J type OD, replaced the 3.83 rear end with a 3.27 rear end out of a GT6, and all the Lucas gremlins that come with any British Leyland product.  
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1980 Triumph Spitfire owner

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You can get "Magic Smoke" in bottle.
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Are you sure that is the original fuse block? In a '74 modelAMC I would expect to see 60's Ford/Chevy/Chrysler cast off parts so Buss tubular fuses.

I don't really remember seeing that fuse type until well into the 80's?

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I guess you didn't read the whole post.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 11:27:41 AM EDT
74 Humpster I had and sold a couple years ago.
Originally a 304 car that I replaced with a re built 401 out of an International Travellall.

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Or anything British.

That's taking masochism to the next level.

 


I know, 74 MG Midget owner
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I know your pain.. but love this thing..
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If you really hate yourself buy a Jeep Cherokee.
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Or an early-70's MGB! Ask me how I know!

Recovering '73 MGB former owner here.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 11:36:38 AM EDT
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I know your pain.. but love this thing..
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Nice! Just tell me it doesn't have the 307 boat anchor in it.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 11:37:41 AM EDT
68 AMX with of all things a Pontiac 455 in it.
I did not put the Pontiac engine in it, bought it that way, never did change out the motor to an AMC engine.
Sold it a few years back.

Link Posted: 6/28/2015 11:38:55 AM EDT
Nice car OP. Glad you tracked down the problem.

I'm getting ready to pull the motor/trans in my 62 Plymouth for a rebuild. I love working on mine, even though it gets frustrating at times.
Link Posted: 6/28/2015 11:43:23 AM EDT
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Everyone will fix it... No seriously, just about any mechanic now will fix it. Especially since the car will tell you what is wrong with it!

It goes like this:

Hook laptop to car... See whats out of range... replace or fix.

Done.  
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I love classic cars, and at my ripe old age of 30 I have driven, worked on and owned enough to know that I absolutely hate them now . They're still fun, and I still own one of them. To stay sane owning one, you just have to learn to accept that they require a lot of attention


Wait, that can't be, everyone in threads about modern cars make it seem like these old cars are a piece of cake to own, and my modern cars that rarely need any attention are piles of crap




LOL

Wait till your modern stuff starts having electrical gremlins.

All this computer stuff is the shiznit as long as it all works.

When it doesn't, good luck finding somebody that can or will fix it.  



Everyone will fix it... No seriously, just about any mechanic now will fix it. Especially since the car will tell you what is wrong with it!

It goes like this:

Hook laptop to car... See whats out of range... replace or fix.

Done.  



Yea ok. Lol
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