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McMaster-Carr has delivered; I've recieved all of my switches but I'm not happy with 2 of the SPDT switches for the heater and wiper. For some odd reason, when switched to the "down" positions, they don't hold and pop back up to center after a few seconds. I'm going to call them tomorrow to see what can be done. Otherwise, these things look pretty good:




Each toggle has a silicone boot and glued to the boot are some metal caps. McMaster-Carr calls them "armored boots". I just liked it because they were different than the plain bat-style toggle accutators. If I get tired of them, I can always remove them.

At this point, I can begin wiring up all the switches to the 1+1 Master controller. I was looking at the setup and it should go together rather quickly; I chose to use the spade crimp connectors. I've done a couple of trial runs and they seem to hold up to some strong tugging so I'm going with this. Should be done this weekend if I don't have too many interruptions.
 

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you just have to add the flip up switch that says "go baby go"
 

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I noticed the engine start button before, and again now. So how are you going to "lock" your car from others starting it? Do you still have a key mechanism to turn the ignition on, and then press the button?

Love the switches, looks like a jet fighter :D
 

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I noticed the engine start button before, and again now. So how are you going to "lock" your car from others starting it? Do you still have a key mechanism to turn the ignition on, and then press the button?

Love the switches, looks like a jet fighter :D
I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you!!!!!! :)

This car is being built not as a daily driver but on occasions, autocrossing, and events. Because this car is spartan in terms of any creature comforts, except heater, you have to "want to" drive it. I know that sounds rather odd but here's my expectations.

To drive it means you mentally have to be prepared for the guy's wanting to race you, asking you "is it real?" "does it have a 427?" "who built it (me you idiot!)", "can I get a ride in it? " (Only if you work at Hooters!)

Also to drive it, you need to be physically inclined to prepare the car for driving the way I have it setup. It's not one of those 100,000 mile no-maintnenace engine. Having run cars from the 60';s, you need to constantly check coolant, oil, brake fluids upon every fill up. It's the nature of the beast. I have a few "kill" switches in store that pretty much precludes the need for a key. I've gone over this in my mind dozens of times and the conclusion was, I don't really need one if I have to go through the checklist of things I need to do before I even hit the ignition and pump switches. Obviously, you need to also buffer in time. You do have to warm up the engine, check for leaks (hey, I built it and I'm not a pro so I have to check.) :) I figure it'll take me 5-10 minutes before I leave the driveway.

This is NOT the kind of car you want if you don't want to be involved with it at this intimacy level. But that's exactly why I'm building it. In the end, I will know this car better than I know my own kids. That's no joke. This has been something in the making for as long as I can remember. Most of my life up until this car, has been what I consider 1/2 baked attempts to have some kind of hot-rod. I missed out a lot in my teenaged years. So I'm making up for it.

A long winded answer to a simple question but you asked and now I think you know me better than ever!
 

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:biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh: :rolleyes:
....so to follow up on my previous post......



HAHAHA!!!!WOOHOO!!!!
PRE-FLIGHT CHECKLIST!!!
 

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I couldn't have put it better myself, Herman. My car will have not key either... it will not be an appliance for simple driving. ;)
 

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You have probably figured this out by now, but you either ordered or received the wrong switches.I am talking about the ones that won't stay on. They are called "momentary on" switches and are designed to return to the off position. They are for applications like starter switches.
 

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rollininstyle2004 said:
Looks awesome as always :thumbup:

When is the expected time it will ALL be finished and driving down the street?
Well, if all goes well, engines first start in a couple of weeks.
"Go-kart" stage in April (no body; open wheel ride!)
Body on for painter, sometime in May/June.
Full monty: Aug. or Sept.


Andy: it's ok; you wouldn't look good in their outfits anyway! :)
 
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