1- The two tabs on the right side of the Neutral Safety Switch (NSS) control the actual starting of the engine. Hook the solenoid wire from the ignition switch to the top tab on the right side of the NSS. Connect a wire from the bottom tab to the starter solenoid marked with the letter “S.”
2- The other two tabs are for back-up lights. One tab goes to a fuse that is hot all the time. The other tab goes to the back-up lights. If no back-up lights are to be used, disregard these directions and do not hook any wires to either tab.
Please Note: The NSS has been pre-adjusted. If you remove the switch to paint the column, you may have to adjust it so it will only start in park and neutral again.
These days many cars have LED lights in them, and some of the street rods out there are being retrofitted with LED’s. Of course it’s fine to use LED’s, as they can help update the car’s look and sets it off from the others. But if you do decide to go the LED route, one thing to keep in mind is your flasher can, as it will need to be changed over to a no-load flasher. LED lights use much less power than the older incandescent bulbs and will throw off the flasher can. It will either blink really fast or really slow. A no-load flasher will easily fix this.
If you use Halogen bulbs in your car then this simple but overlooked tech tip is for you! If one of your headlights burn out, you should replace both of them at the same time. Replacing just one, will cause the new one to be brighter than the old one. Big deal you might say? But the difference in luminosity could cause a safety concern, particularly at night. Also, when you do go to replace your bulbs do not touch the glass bulb with your fingers. The oil on your hands and fingertips will cause a hot spot on the glass and will shorten its lifespan greatly.
Polished Aluminum steering columns over time can start to lose their shine. A quick and easy way to restore that shine is to use some Mothers aluminum and mag polish (it’s what we use). All you need to apply it is a micro-fiber cloth and some elbow grease while you work it gently into the metal. Follow the instructions on the polish for the best outcome and your column will be looking like new in no time!
For this week’s tech tip we are gonna borrow some tips from our friends over at Chevy Hardcore magazine. They recently shared 10 great tricks to removing that stuck, seized, or stripped bolt or nut.
10 Tricks To Remove That Stuck, Seized, or Stripped Bolt or Nut
“One of the biggest frustrations when disassembling a vehicle for restoration, or even repair, is the dreaded seized or stripped bolt. Stuck hardware occurs when a bolt or nut gets corrosion between the threads and they won’t budge. Many times this leads to breaking the bolt off…” CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE
Winter car care tip #3: Now would be the perfect time to check your air filter to see if it is in need of replacement. Not sure how to tell? Hold the air filter element up to a light bulb. If you can still see the light bulb through the filter, then no replacement should be necessary. If you can NOT see the light bulb then replacing your air filter is a must! Your engine needs to breathe, just like your lungs need air!
Sticking with the winter theme from last week’s tech tip, we’d thought we’d share another winter car care tip. Winter is approaching fast and with it comes snow, rain, sleet, and other bad weather conditions. Before it hits be sure to check your windshield wipers to see if they need to be replaced. Wipers do degrade over time, and their performance will never be on par compared with a new set. As we know (and some seem to forget at the start of the season) reaction time in winter is crucial and the ability to see clearly is vital. So make sure you wipers are working properly!
This past weekend we were hit with record November snowfall in our area and it gave us the idea for this weeks Tech Tip Tuesday. If you are storing your car indoors this winter (and we hope that you are!) remember that the cold and damp sneaks it’s way in there too. So unless you have a totally climate controlled environment, it’s wise to give your car a good cleaning and add a fresh coat of wax. The wax will add an extra barrier of protection and will also protect your paint from scratches from the car cover.
Some Corvette reproduction wheels are made using a late style Corvette bolt pattern. Here at ididit, we offer two different adaptors for the Corvette. Please note however that the bolt patterns between the two are very similar to one another, but only one works with a reproduction wheel. We have one adaptor that fits the early 1956-62 Vette , and the other adaptor we offer will fit 1963-66 and 68 Corvettes. The 1963-66 and 68 Corvette adaptor is the one that you will need to fit a reproduction wheel. The early 1956-62 Vette version will simply not work. Listed below is an example of the pattern wheel and the adaptors.
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