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    Things You Should Not Take Apart

    Universal thread idea, I am sure.

    After some struggle I managed to get the lock out of the ignition switch and remove the whole mechanism from the steering column. So far OK. There's a little white wire that comes out the switch end, and it fell to the floor. One end has a crimp connector on it, the other end was soldered. To what???? I can't see any solder patch, anything, there the soldered end once attached.

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m610 View Post
    Universal thread idea, I am sure.

    After some struggle I managed to get the lock out of the ignition switch and remove the whole mechanism from the steering column. So far OK. There's a little white wire that comes out the switch end, and it fell to the floor. One end has a crimp connector on it, the other end was soldered. To what???? I can't see any solder patch, anything, there the soldered end once attached.

    Any ideas?
    All I remember is that it’s part of the key buzzer circuit. I never put mine back when I did mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmcbrass View Post
    All I remember is that it’s part of the key buzzer circuit. I never put mine back when I did mine.
    You HAVE to hook it back up, it's annoying as heck.

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    Or just remove the buzzer

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    Thanks. The buzzer tip helped. The car is now buzzer-free.

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    Things you should never take apart?

    I'm gonna guess a Getrag 240, but I'll end up doing it anyways.
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    On this subject....

    Never take apart an automatic transmission. Hundreds of parts that all look like washers and sleeves. Put one in the wrong place and the whole thing is junk.

    Never take apart one of those modern turbo vacuum cleaners. They're packed so tightly with layers of incomprehensible widgets that you can't even imagine how someone could possibly design them on paper.
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    Caliper

    I told a friend --the book says don't take the caliper apart --guess what
    yep it leaked


    the head light rotator cable
    pretty slick item has ball bearings inside

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    I had my dads old pellet gun that he used to shoot squirrels in his almond trees. Didn't work when my mother gave it to me. Just recently ordered parts for the air rifle, now I can't figure out how to put it together. I will keep trying. Then I found out that a new pellet gun, the same model, is cheaper new than the money I spent on parts. Now I have to get it finished. Mike was right, some things you just shouldn't take apart, sometimes getting them back together and working is a bear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davegt27 View Post


    the head light rotator cable
    pretty slick item has ball bearings inside
    Get out. Really? Where? They couldn't possibly be the whole length of the cable, are they only at the ends?


    I used to have a brand new one, still in the bag with original Opel labels. I gave it to the guy who bought my Ole Yeller GT. Gosh, now I wish I had kept it so that I could rip it all apart to find them ball bearin's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Get out. Really? Where? They couldn't possibly be the whole length of the cable, are they only at the ends?


    I used to have a brand new one, still in the bag with original Opel labels. I gave it to the guy who bought my Ole Yeller GT. Gosh, now I wish I had kept it so that I could rip it all apart to find them ball bearin's!

    lol I am sure someone will chime in
    but what reminded me was going to the junk yard last Saturday in an effort to get the radiator support
    I cut that cable (we had one apart many years ago and marveled at the ingenuity and cost to make that thing)

    inside the cable it has three flats with ball bearings every so many millimeters all along its length

    its a pretty slick item and probably why it never needs lubricating

    I wish I had a picture since I am doing a lousy job describing it
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    - An Opel ignition lock (+1)
    - Any gear box, Getrag 240 or Automatic (+1)
    - A brake caliper (+1)
    - A nuclear warhead (ticking or not)

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    You should never take apart a female's argument.
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    Resumption...

    The fuse box. It wasn't that bad. Using a couple of zip ties I had it out of the way, but the owner wanted a new box, so...

    I had a spare box with harness to took it apart on the bench to see how it went together, and to take notes. With that valuable information I took the one in the car apart. Now it looks like I am at least 1% done with this job.
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    Can't remove the buzzards in Hinkley, Ohio.

    HINCKLEY TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Dozens of buzzards and throngs of spectators migrated to Hinckley Township on Sunday (March 17) to mark the beginning of spring and the 62nd anniversary of Buzzard Day.
    The legend of the Great Hinckley Hunt began in 1818, when more than 400 men gathered to hunt the predators that were feasting on the settlers’ livestock. The fresh kills attracted flocks of buzzards.
    The tradition -- if not the hunting -- continues to this day.
    In 1957, the press began reporting that the buzzards returned to Hinckley each year on March 15. On that Sunday, the 17th -- like this year coinciding with St. Patrick’s Day -- 9,000 visitors showed up to greet the birds. Buzzard enthusiasts have loyally returned year after year.
    This year, a full schedule of family-oriented activities provided interest and entertainment for the guests.
    Following the first official sighting of a Hinckley buzzard at 7:58 a.m. on Friday the 15th, buzzard watchers traveled to Hinckley Reservation near the corner of Bellus and State roads to view the turkey vultures wheeling above the rock cliffs.
    According to Min Kirby, manager of the Brecksville Nature Center in the Cleveland Metroparks, by noon on Sunday, more than 12 turkey vultures -- buzzards -- had been spotted.
    In Brongers Park in Hinckley, Taryn Leach and Karen Sandstorm, both volunteers at the Medina County Raptor Center, held live vultures on their gloved hands so that people could get a close-up look at the birds. Leach held Paris, a vulture that had been pelted with rocks and sticks by children in Cleveland in 2008. The bird suffered permanent brain damage and is unable to return to the wild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m610 View Post
    Resumption...

    The fuse box. It wasn't that bad. Using a couple of zip ties I had it out of the way, but the owner wanted a new box, so...

    I had a spare box with harness to took it apart on the bench to see how it went together, and to take notes. With that valuable information I took the one in the car apart. Now it looks like I am at least 1% done with this job.
    I just finished that job. Well I have not turned the key to see if it all works, but it looks nice.

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    A lamp that's plugged in...

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    Any articulated child's toy that is spring-loaded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m610 View Post
    Resumption...

    The fuse box. It wasn't that bad. Using a couple of zip ties I had it out of the way, but the owner wanted a new box, so...

    I had a spare box with harness to took it apart on the bench to see how it went together, and to take notes. With that valuable information I took the one in the car apart. Now it looks like I am at least 1% done with this job.
    OMG, yer totally screwed. You won't be done till Summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    On this subject....

    Never take apart an automatic transmission. Hundreds of parts that all look like washers and sleeves. Put one in the wrong place and the whole thing is junk.

    Never take apart one of those modern turbo vacuum cleaners. They're packed so tightly with layers of incomprehensible widgets that you can't even imagine how someone could possibly design them on paper.
    Hmmm, I am no transmission guy by any means, but I took apart 3 automatic transmission, an A 904, A 998, and an A999 (MOPAR transmissions) and mixed and matched the pieces I wanted to create a custom transmission in my 73 Dart behind my 360. Been there for 13 years with lots of drag racing in the summers, no issues. You just gotta take your time, have a spotless work area, and save the doobies or beers for AFTER the work is done
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