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    Re: 1967 Cougar build

    It's been a long month and a half. I got married on May 20th, moved to Tuscaloosa Alabama, remodeled our new home with new bamboo flooring, paint and appliances, and just this week drove the GTO and the Cougar down. Good times! Big thanks to my HS buddy Rory for coming to T-Town and helping with the remodel. Also big thanks to my buddy Shaun for volunteering to spend several days of his vacation helping me drive the cars down and hanging out. He scored a pretty decent 1995 Miata in Nashville and drove it home to Janesville, WI without any issues.

    Here we are at the Waffle House just south of Indy....



    Our trip from Oshkosh didn't start well as we were experiencing weird electrical issues with the Cougar. It was an intermittent issue and we managed to ultimately make it to Tuscaloosa. Today I had some time to fiddle with it and ultimately traced the problem down to a melted fuse holder in the main power feed that I installed to feed the fuel pump and other accessories under the dash.



    The issue was somewhat self inflicted as I wired the stereo amps to the same power lead. The fuse in the holder was only 40 amps, but the holder melted before the fuse popped...Lesson learned. I'll get this sorted out and be back on the road soon.

    Andrew

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    Congrats on all accounts (well, except the electrical troubles!) Andrew!
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    Welcome back Andrew, glad things are settling in somewhat
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    So - you a "Bama Boy" now huh? That's going to take some getting used to....... congrats to you!
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    Thanks Guys!

    I actually lived in Memphis before living in Oshkosh and really enjoy living in The South. Bama is not much different from Memphis as far as the weather is concerned.

    Andrew

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    Re: 1967 Cougar build

    I decided to cut that fuse holder apart and see exactly how it is put together. Here is what I found...

    The wire definitely got hot, but I suspect it is because the crimp is not properly done.



    I cut the other side open and found the same thing.



    The wire is crimped at the secondary set of crimps which is only meant to be used for the wire insulation. What junk!!!

    My fault for buying cheap crap...

    Andrew

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    Here are couple of pics from the wedding day. We had a photographer follow us around for about 3 hours...





    Andrew

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    Love it, congrats (again) Andrew!
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    x2 on the congrats, good woman there who lets your wedding photo's include the cat
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsRock View Post
    x2 on the congrats, good woman there who lets your wedding photo's include the cat
    Andrew I have to agree with Catsrock, You have a great woman. Congratulations.
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    X3 - Amen to that! Hope the move went well and you guys get settled in....
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    Quote Originally Posted by badcatt View Post
    Andrew I have to agree with Catsrock, You have a great woman. Congratulations.
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    X3 - Amen to that! Hope the move went well and you guys get settled in....
    Thank you Gentlemen!!!!

    The move went as smoothly as these things go, and we are getting settled in very nicely.

    Andrew

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    Congrats on the marriage Andrew, can't wait to see you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankie3555 View Post
    Congrats on the marriage Andrew, can't wait to see you guys!
    Thanks Frank. We will definitely get together soon! I am almost done with the house and need to do a little fiddling with the Cougar.

    Andrew

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    Re: 1967 Cougar build

    Nothing like going overboard after being stranded for a dumbass 1 dollar fuse holder. I needed up ordering one of these guys from Waytek Wire:

    https://www.waytekwire.com/item/4632...AAAAC-PDM-AMI/

    The idea is to use it as my main distribution point for all my high draw items. I'll connect it with a 4 gauge wire directly from the battery. One of the leads will then go to my relay under the dash that gets energized when the ignition key is in the run and crank positions. That relay powers the relay for the fuel pump and also provides power to the Holley Digital Dash. Another lead will feed my stereo amps. A third lead will be left open for a future electronic steering upgrade, which is said to draw as much as 60 amps. The forth will be a spare should I need something in the future.

    Stay tuned...

    Andrew

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