Make sure you have a good ground on the rear light unit, if they work at the
front it has to be between the point at which the rear loom connects to the
front loom (electrically not just where the wires disappear inside the tape)
and the rear light unit grounding point. does everything else on the back
work and if you press the brakes do they flash as well? If they do it will
almost certainly be the ground if they don't then get a meter and see if any
volts are getting there at all, a bulb is not as good as the less volts
there are the less it warms up and they need to get pretty hot to light up.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jon McLeroy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2000 12:55 PM
Subject: New to list, looking for parts
> I have a 78 Spitfire 1500, it has been sitting for probably 6-7 yrs. and I
> am in the process of preparing it for the road. However I have hit
> 1)The hazard lights only work in the front as do the turn signals(I have
> already replaced the turn signal switch) and cannot trace down the problem
> to the rear, any secrets or ideas would be welcome.
> 2)The previous owner rents from me so I have all the history on the motor,
> which has had some work done to it. After a head shaving and general
> rebuild plus a weber carb and headers exhaust he was unable to find any
> chrome rings so he used the stock iron rings which did not take long to
> blowout so the motor now has so much blow by in the crankcase it blows oil
> out the dipstick hole. #4 cyl has no compression at all etc.etc. Any all
> this to ask if any one knows where to buy some proper rings for the
> increased compression.
> 3)and last, at least for now, are there any wooden dash parts available
> besides the VB 250.00 walnut kind. I am looking for some org or at least
> less expensive replacements.
> Thanks in advance for any help
> May God Bless You
> 78 1500