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Electrical failure

 
thinman56 thinman56
User | Posts: 112 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 08/07/14
07:45 AM

Finally got my '64 LeMans on the road last weekend, I've driven it a couple times with no problems, pretty excited about it.  Until this morning.  I started it and it ran for 5 seconds and died.  No power anywhere, not even the dome light.  Battery is good, checked voltage from battery to ground on the engine block, it has power to the horn relay and the fuses in the box to the left of the clutch pedal are ok.  Looking at the wiring diagram, it looks like all the power initially goes through the horn relay, is that right?  I don't see any 'main fuse' on the diagram that might be the culprit, am I missing something basic?

Any help appreciated...  

gtojack1366 gtojack1366
Guru | Posts: 1265 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 08/07/14
03:01 PM

Does the starter work ,the engine turn over ? if you jump the starter will it spin over ? if it does it might be the fuse link .  

thinman56 thinman56
User | Posts: 112 | Joined: 04/13
Posted: 08/07/14
03:11 PM

Got it, dirty and corroded bulkhead connectors, I pulled 'em off and scraped them clean and am back in business.  Adding new wiring harness to the winter list, tho....