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one another, and plugged into thepower supply.Yes, it runs off your battery, buthas an automatic shutoff to preventyour battery from draining. Anothernice feature is, if you want to movethe unit to another vehicle, you onlyContinued–P. 2I thought I would start off thismonth with a discussion of acouple of useful add-ons foryour classic car. One is safetyrelated, the other deals withpreservation.Fifty years ago, when therewere fewer folks on the road,traveling at a much slower pace,rear lighting was not as criticalas it is now. Today, in my opin-ion, every classic car should, andcan, have a 3rd brake light.Moreover, one may be installedwithout modifying the appear-ance of your ride.A simple
™ search willyield a plethora of license plateframes with 3rd brake lightsThey range in price from about$35 to $75. It is a simple 3-wireinstallation; brake light, licenseplate light and ground. A littlemeasure of safety here couldsave both big bucks and majorheartaches!The second useful add-on isthe addition of an electrical rustinhibitor system. I do not haveone on any of my classic cars. Ido have one on my daily driverpickup. If you are a “strictlystock” fanatic, this device is notfor you.Mine came fromCounterAct.It is not cheap, I paid $279.However,
it does work!
When Iinstalled it on my truck in 2003,I had a decent-sized rock chip inthe quarter panel. It was downto bare metal. 6 years later,that ding has yet to rust.The unit consists of a powersupply, 2 capacitive coupler padsand a 5-wire hook up. Thepower supply is only slightlylarger than a pack of cigarettes,and easily mounted under thehood. It is wired to the batt +/-terminals, and body ground.The adhesive backed capacitivecoupler pads are placed on theextreme front and rear bodypanels, diagonally across from
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is a websitedevoted to a myriad of inter-ests. Foremost is extensiveinformation on the “Steel City”of Gary, Indiana. There are alsoofferings covering the making of steel and U.S. Steel-GaryWorks, the U.S. Marine Corps,the M14 assault rifle, of courseOldsmobile, and the tragic storyof the murder of Gary, IndianaPolice Lt. George Yaros.
is a website de-voted to my 1962 OldsmobileDynamic 88 convertible. Thesite also has a lot of informationon Oldsmobiles and its founder,Ransom Eli Olds.
you are read-ing it. It is a work in progress.
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