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Texas Safety Inspections are no joke

On Tuesday night I got pulled over while heading home from work. I was given three warnings; I didn’t have a Texas license, I didn’t have Texas plates and my head was “out”, aka, the cop was fishing for excuses to pull a hotrod over at 11pm on a dark street. I’ve had an awesome [...]

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Replacing the Ignition Switch – 1969 Mustang

I changed out my ignition switch because I had to wiggle the key to get the radio/brake/turn signals to work and I was also looking for the short that’s causing my dash gauges to not work. Like I previously mentioned, when you change out your ignition switch you want to replace the plug that plugs [...]

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Replacing the dash circuit board – part 2: Trial and Error

I received my circuit board last week and proceeded to reassemble the dash cluster that weekend. If you bagged and labeled everything properly while taking it apart (part 1) then reassembling shouldn’t be a problem. As an after thought, I wish I had taken a picture for reference but it went back together alright nonetheless. [...]

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Quick fix for a broken headlamp adjustment screw

I just got an email about fixing an entire headlamp assembly with an emphasis on what to do about missing or broken adjustment screws. A long time ago I hit a bird while driving. This very unlucky bird just so happened to aim for my headlight and hit it. The impact broke the small, threaded [...]

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Replacing the dash circuit board – part 1: Removal

The symptoms I was experiencing was a sudden and complete lack of functioning from my gauges one day while driving. I took my problem to the excellent guys at NAPA in Corvallis, OR and they said it sounded like a busted circuit board. Now, keep in mind that having dysfunctional gauges and having dysfunctional gauge [...]

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