CCCUK logo

 Lancaster Insurance

Website Control

Recent threads

New Forum Posts

» A rather fast C2 vette by Forrest Gump on Fri 20 Jul 18 22:20

» Damn Yankees Summer Slam - North Weald by roscobbc on Fri 20 Jul 18 21:04

» 1978 C3 Corvette Silver Anniversary L82 Automatic by geoff917 on Fri 20 Jul 18 17:08

» International Corvette & Camaro Meeting 2019 - 20th Anniversary by Alexa-Italy on Fri 20 Jul 18 16:31

» New member in Retford, Notts.......! by IbanezDan51 on Fri 20 Jul 18 11:21

» Valkenberg - A Beschi family tribute by JonnyC4 on Thu 19 Jul 18 20:48

» Vulcan Tour 2018 by Bowler on Thu 19 Jul 18 12:58

» C5 Z06 centre caps? by yenko 1969 on Thu 19 Jul 18 11:11

» 15x8 OEM Rally wheels by Ddave on Thu 19 Jul 18 08:44

» Silverstone Classic - 20/21/22 July 2018 by curious bystander on Thu 19 Jul 18 08:23

» Looking for a C6 Z06 by IbanezDan51 on Wed 18 Jul 18 23:56

» BBCN Regional Meet by Nicetie on Wed 18 Jul 18 22:58

» Buying a C6 Convertible.... Or more likely a Targa Top by chevrolet on Tue 17 Jul 18 22:18

» For Sale - C4 '84-'86 E (Early) Solid Roof by chevrolet on Tue 17 Jul 18 20:30

» Corvette-Fame 13-14-15 July 2018 by JonnyC4 on Tue 17 Jul 18 18:06

» Spare wheel kit 74 by BertieGas on Mon 16 Jul 18 23:40

» Developing Starter Issue by kentvette on Mon 16 Jul 18 18:41

» Shooting for 1000whp with my C7 @ Top Cats Racing by roppa440 on Mon 16 Jul 18 15:07

» Black '68 by Jan25 on Mon 16 Jul 18 10:23

» What did you do with your Vette today? by roppa440 on Mon 16 Jul 18 09:39

» Garage services required for a C3 in the NW by Daytona Vette on Sun 15 Jul 18 20:06

» NEC Classic Car Show - Birmingham by 86vetteman on Sat 14 Jul 18 22:39

» C4 coupe wanted by Redridge Corvette on Sat 14 Jul 18 21:54

»  by Nosheruk on Sat 14 Jul 18 17:44

» How to post a photo in the forums by Nosheruk on Sat 14 Jul 18 17:38

» New member, new c3 on order! by Forrest Gump on Sat 14 Jul 18 12:06

» C5 seat refurbishment by roscobbc on Sat 14 Jul 18 09:29

» Classic + Vintage Vehicle Festival - Peterborough by curious bystander on Fri 13 Jul 18 17:35

» R/H door lock mech and clip by MIT on Fri 13 Jul 18 16:53

» What modern spark plugs for 1973 454? by roscobbc on Fri 13 Jul 18 00:43

What does this wire do / connect to?


Go to page: Previous / 1, 2


Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyView next topic

Author

Message

kentvette

Club Member

Mon 13 Nov 17 10:09

Re: What does this wire do / connect to?


Gary's right about the colour of the wire, well at least the wire on my '78 is green. The wire is conveniently placed to get pulled off, pushed against hot manifolds etc, so you're was probably "added" to, to make life easier!

I suspect that your extra wire from the battery terminal powers something that's been added, or has a bad connection. If the car has any later "add-ons", I'd suspect that. I used to have additional wires that powered my CB, as it was lot easier to come direct from the battery via an in-line fuse to the unit by the passenger seat (those were the days!)

Interesting what Gary says about seeing the arching of plug wires. Back in the days when the carbon wires were relatively new they were not very long lived. If my '66 Austin Cooper started to run a little less that perfectly the first thing I did was pop open the bonnet in a dark garage - you could see the wires arching across like something out of Terminator! Smile


--------------------
Stephen J Irons
CCCUK Lifetime Member
Corvette Club France
Corvettes of Southern California
NCM Family Member
Stephen & June's Web Site
Red Corvettes Have More Fun!

Apple IS Genisys!
The "Born-Again Greenies" are killing the planet! It's time to wake up and smell the rain-forest burning!

Reply with quote

CaptainK

Club Member

Mon 13 Nov 17 15:23


Yeah I've been told that the temp sensor wire was green, so I didn't think it was the temp sensor as I didn't know it was there until you guys told me that's where it was.

As far as I'm aware, there isn't any "add ons" in my C3. I wasn't made aware of any in the sale. The car is pretty much stock except for a later Corvette model radio (which I have never used because side exhausts are better Very Happy ), and the carb / inlet manifold / distributor / plug leads / MSD Ignition box.

The wire from the battery does have a connector thing on it down the wire a bit, I guess it could be an inline fuse. :S I'm assuming the wire isn't standard then, and life you said it was probably for an "add on" that is no longer in the car ..... or maybe some James Bond style extra that I haven't found out about yet. Ejector seat maybe? I mean the wire does head towards the driver's seat......

Reply with quote

gtr1999

Addict

Tue 14 Nov 17 05:10

Re: What does this wire do / connect to?


I don't believe they came from the factory with the extra power lead. It was common to get one from a parts store years ago and use it for added on power items. like a tape deck or alarm.

I would check this car over very closely. 68's were not very popular here for a very long time due to the first year problems they had. They were cheap as a used car back in the day so many were driven very hard and not correctly repaired. They are a good car though and those original 327's were very good engines.

The car should steer straight without any play on center. I mention this because the boxes on these cars have been over looked and cheaply worked on for years, leaving a lot to be desired in handling. A correctly built and set up box will not have any play in it. Does it still have the carried over 67 steering wheel?

You should also look close at the IRS and differential, more areas that often need attention.


--------------------
Gary R
69 'Vert 350 4 spd 373's
72 Coupe 350 TH400 336
75 Coupe 350(400hp)4 spd 373 12bolt,3.5" shafts, 31 spline outer axles.
Building vettes the past 40 years!!!!!

Reply with quote

CaptainK

Club Member

Tue 14 Nov 17 10:20


I guess it could be an extra feed for the later Corvette model radio (unknown what model / year, but it says Corvette on it and its blatantly not in fit for 60s technology). It has push buttons and stuff and might have some "memory" to it as well, so it'd need an "always on" connection to maintain the radio memory? I've never used it though, because side pipes are better. Very Happy As this little extra lead is not factory (thanks - I didn't think it was), I'm tempted to remove it and see what happens.

The car steers really well I've found, despite age and the steering box etc. I believe the steering wheel has been replaced with a smaller, later model Corvette steering wheel. It does look like it could have been a factory option.

I imported this car from America almost 2 years ago. I like to think over in America where they have better access to parts etc that it was at least reasonably well looked after. The body and general level of everything on it is actually really quite good. The downside is I feel the engine isn't 100% happy with life at the moment, but that's mostly due to a failing carb causing issues which I'll be replacing soon (currently has a cheap fake Carter one on it - not worth repairing). The starter and alternator is just recent within the last few dayys. So I figured I may as well collect parts for it over winter and get lots of stuff done at the same time. I should add the engine ran fine for the first thousand or so miles with me after I got it, but I think it just needs some love now.

I also quite like my 327 because its rare in a C3. Granted its the smallest capacity engine in a C3, but hey, its a talking point and it still looks great. Smile (though you still get people saying "oh man, you should have got a big block!".....

Reply with quote

Reply to topic
View previous topicEmail to a FriendPrinter FriendlyPrivate MessengerView next topic

Go to page: Previous / 1, 2


Permissions

You cannot post new threads in this forum
You cannot reply to threads in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot add events in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum