Monday, February 29, 2016
Today's project was getting the lights all hooked up and working. It didn't prove to be any less a pain in the behind than any other part of this process. Glad to know the old girl is sticking to her guns about being restored and making us pay for every small inch of progress.
The wiring part went pretty smoothly until we ran out of the proper sized connectors. Then I pulled the lead power wire off the switch connection when I was stripping the insulation off the wire. That set us back about an hour as we had to take the switch back out, re-connect the wire, then get it back into the hole.
After about 5 hours of pounding away at it and bending my forearm in directions it ain't suppose to go all was connected and working properly. As a bonus the old utility light on the back actually works as well so I won't have to replace it.
And yes. I hooked the cigarette lighter up as well :)
It works too.
I have a little magnetic spot light I want to put in the tool box on this tractor and have it for directed light when I want it which is the real reason I wanted the power port/lighter installed.
I am still working on the nose cone as the paint wasn't quite dry from the first coat yet and I marred it all up. It's not sanding off very well so is taking more time. At least one more step is finished now. Next up after I finish the nose cone comes the front grill which isn't quite fitting together properly yet.
I wonder if that will take days and days to figure out as well?
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!