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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    Guys of our vintage remember well the days of holding our drinks between the legs

    It was more like hiding them from the cops. The two times in the 60's i drove most of the way across country I had neither cup holder(s) or a radio and no air or heat.
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    I've let this thread slip by. Looked through the last few pages. Sorry you had trouble with the LS. If I had it all to do over again on my car, I think I would have stuck with the SBC I already had. LS stuff is way too expensive if you can't use it as it comes out of the donor vehicle.

    Looks like you'll be rolling soon. Still have some cruizin' time before the end of the season.
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    Car has been running great since I did the engine swap so I’m happy.One issue I’ve been chasing is a parasitic battery drain. If you let the car sit for 3or 4 days; the battery went dead. I changed batteries, changed the alternator, and went through the harness but no luck. I ended up putting on a kill switch but decided to start over troubleshooting it. I finally found it! I bought this little alternator pigtail online and it came with a ring terminal on one wire that went to the battery terminal of alternator and the other wire went to ignition. I finally figured out they were switched and I had battery power constantly going to the ignition side. Switched them and problem solved! What a PIA!
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    Good thing to get squared away. These nuisance problems drive me batty so I get how you were feeling.

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    I don't know how long that would of taken me! Nice catch
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    Draining after a few days would be real annoying, nice catch. Rita's battery will run down after a couple weeks but I haven't looked into that yet.
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    Temperature can effect a battery's life too, such as setting directly on top of a cold surface. A piece of 1/2" styrofoam insulation between the bottom of the battery and cold steel battery tray can lengthen the battery's life considerably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    Draining after a few days would be real annoying, nice catch. Rita's battery will run down after a couple weeks but I haven't looked into that yet.
    A couple weeks in a newer car is normal with the security and clocks and stuff.

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