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Old 11-22-2018, 11:30 AM
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Great Job Stan!!
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:38 AM
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Great work Stan. It is going to be very nice when it's completed.

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Old 11-24-2018, 10:46 AM
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Gorgeous Stan. Maybe you'll still have it next April and bring it to Hershey?
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ED Or maybe you will buy it and have it parked in your garage?
IDK its pretty nice to drive even though its still apart.
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Old 11-24-2018, 01:39 PM
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Pretty SWEET. Coming along very nicely
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Old 11-24-2018, 03:36 PM
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ED Or maybe you will buy it and have it parked in your garage?
IDK its pretty nice to drive even though its still apart.
That's a thought, but I just did a dumb thing a week or so ago - I picked up a Boss 302 Leguna Seca, from BaT. 4600 miles. Get delivery in a week or so, just in time to store it for the winter. What was I thinking

Anyway, my buying days are ended, but my selling days are now beginning.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:40 PM
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Dumb?? You are just plain sick, man. I guess you can take the boy out of the Ford, but you can't take the Ford out of the boy. I thought we had you cured of that disease.

Jees.
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Old 11-26-2018, 11:48 PM
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Well we had a nice Sunday it was warm enough to work so I got the interior started,
I removed the seats and the console and removed all the carpets.
New carpets installed on the rear seats, looks good




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It's gonna be great Stan T
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:58 PM
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Dumb?? You are just plain sick, man. I guess you can take the boy out of the Ford, but you can't take the Ford out of the boy. I thought we had you cured of that disease.

Jees.
I'll race ya! Hershey, back road, next April
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Now you went and put it on the inter tubes. They'll be watchin fur us.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:47 AM
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that 18V+ can easily explain the brain damage. From feeble memory the components tend to be 15V rated. John Speake or Rich Andrade can share better info I’m sure. 18 Volts is too high. Good find on that before you sacrificed the new boxes.
When handling electrical equipment, it is critical that proper ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) techniques be followed - grounded mat & wrist strap, static resistant clothing, anti-static packaging, etc. (below is a random link on the subject).

ESD damage is a real problem with real consequences - best practice is to assume the electronics is sensitive and handle appropriately.

https://www.computerhope.com/esd.htm
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:44 PM
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When handling electrical equipment, it is critical that proper ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) techniques be followed - grounded mat & wrist strap, static resistant clothing, anti-static packaging, etc. (below is a random link on the subject).

ESD damage is a real problem with real consequences - best practice is to assume the electronics is sensitive and handle appropriately.

https://www.computerhope.com/esd.htm

Amen! Too often we ASSume that a bit of smarts in a metal case is somehow immune.

In this car's case, the direct contributor to failure is more likely the primary voltage from the alternator that Stan reported. The battery is a great current sink, but has its limits. The unregulated 18V from the alternator will eventually bring the battery terminal voltage up past the ratings of the components in the controllers, then its as much a matter of luck in finding what fails first. According to Fig Newton's Third Law of Electrical Reciprocity, when there's a choice between an expensive of inexpensive component, the more expensive component will always fail first. Meanwhile, this kind of failure is a perfect illustration of why we NEVER lift the battery terminal on a running engine. Absent that battery as a sink, the regulator in the alternator has a tough time managing voltage spikes from the spinning alternator. See the Fig Newton reference above to find out which components suffer first. Hint: it's not the brake light bulbs.
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After swapping in a new Bosch Voltage Regulator the charging system operates as it should, the engine runs great.
When I worked at Northrop out in El Segundo, I worked in a clean room.
Every work station had grounding cable plugs.
We had to plug in before we touched anything on the tables or work stations
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Interesting read and thread, cogent comments and sage advice.
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