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massrog



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:48 pm    Post subject: Correct ground effects? Reply with quote

Hello I am looking at purchasing this '85 convertible but I can't find any images of this ground effects pkg. on any other car. Can anyone here identify it. I would greatly appreciate any input!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of that is correct.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an aftermarket setup for a Fox Mustang but not an asc.

Looks nice though.

-Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2021 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

negusm wrote:
That is an aftermarket setup for a Fox Mustang but not an asc.

Looks nice though.

-Mike

Thanks mike! Now the question is if a "modified" (otherwise stock) 26k car is worth $11,000? I had no question until I noticed the different skirts. What think you all? It needs a top and a flasher along with a good detail (maybe a seat cover).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO, if it runs right and it needs minimal work, I think it's worth it.

If it needs an engine/engine rebuild...then no.

Parts and labor add up fast to get a car up to snuff.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Expect to pay $2k for a top and $2k for seats.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

negusm wrote:
IMHO, if it runs right and it needs minimal work, I think it's worth it.

If it needs an engine/engine rebuild...then no.

Parts and labor add up fast to get a car up to snuff.

Thanks for weighing in! Like I say it needs new plastic in the top or a new top (I'll likely do the top) and dye on the driver bolster (the leather is fine, finish flaked). The most worrisome thing to me is a draw on the battery as electric work is time consuming. The car runs/drives fine other than flat spotted tires.
Has new struts/shocks, rebuilt carb etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Electrical work on these cars is easy. No computers. Just 12v here, ground there.

Parasitic draw is super easy on these cars. Just put an ammeter in-line with the battery and start pulling fuses. Whatever circuit stops drawing the parasitic draw if your circuit.

It's almost always an aftermarket sound or security system.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

negusm wrote:
Electrical work on these cars is easy. No computers. Just 12v here, ground there.

Parasitic draw is super easy on these cars. Just put an ammeter in-line with the battery and start pulling fuses. Whatever circuit stops drawing the parasitic draw if your circuit.

It's almost always an aftermarket sound or security system.


Thanks very much for the advice! I guess I'll invest in an ammeter tomorrow!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

massrog wrote:
negusm wrote:
Electrical work on these cars is easy. No computers. Just 12v here, ground there.

Parasitic draw is super easy on these cars. Just put an ammeter in-line with the battery and start pulling fuses. Whatever circuit stops drawing the parasitic draw if your circuit.

It's almost always an aftermarket sound or security system.


Thanks very much for the advice! I guess I'll invest in an ammeter tomorrow!


Well, get a MULTIMETER and you'll get a voltage meter, ammeter and be able to test for continuity. I'm not sure if they sell a basic ammeter except maybe for commercial use.

Have you ever done any electrical work? I suggest a bunch of YouTube videos. I would start with basic multimeter functions and end up with parasitic drain.

I would learn how to do the "in-series" parasitic drain detection method instead of adding up all the voltage drops at the fuse box as that is a bit more complicated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I decided I'd try a test light and checked every circuit in the fuse box and no luck. Every one lit the light when checked without the fuse. The one thing I found was a 15 amp in the warning indicator lamps socket which is supposed to have a 10 amp. I guess I will have to get an appt with the local auto electric shop as I don't want to tear into thing any further as I have no expertise.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After some thought I figured I'd ask if there is any other fuse box for the convertible top systems or if they were incorporated into the "factory" wiring? As stated above I removed each fuse in the "factory" box and still had a draw on each so I wondered if ASSC might have added one somewhere else?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if anybody here remembers the saying :"Kilroy was here" from WWII but I would like to change it to "Bubba was here". Most of you will know what I mean. while under the dash I noticed a piece of perforated steel strap bolted to the frame under the center of the dash
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/wB6dF0KN/20210723-184123-adjusted.jpg[/img] and just below that tucked neat as you please between the tunnel and the frame but not plugged into anything was what I've since discovered my black box relay
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I'm guessing I've likely found my "short".
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