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Re: [Spridgets] I think my car is haunted

To: brian S <bugeye15@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] I think my car is haunted
From: Linda Grunthaner <grunthaner@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:07:20 -0400
Cc: spridgets list <spridgets@autox.team.net>
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Wow glad you and your little racer are ok Brian. Good question on the
harness, I'm sure your answer will be here soon.

On Monday, July 21, 2014, brian S <bugeye15@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Or possessed...
> I let the smoke out of the harness...
> had been running great since the mini OSHIT
> ( new 1275 and 5 speed)
> Thank again Kevin and Phil!
> When This past Thursday night, I get in it to drive home from work,
> windshield was a big foggy, so I tried to turn on the fan.
> Smoke starts to roll out from under the dash.
> I pull over, look around, it stops.
> I start going again and about 2 minutes later,
> it starts again and this time I see flames from under the dash.
> I grab the fire extinguisher from behind the passenger seat, point in into
> the
> hole in the dash
> (from the speedo being removed), and blast it.
> Note, I did this while doing about 35-40 mph, as there was no place to pull
> over.
> I finally get a spot to pull over about 1/2 mile later.
> Look around, fires out, no more smoke.
> Car runs, lights still work....well, let's see if I can get it home,
> noting to
> myself,
> don't topuch the fan switch again@!
> Get it home, about 8 miles, without further issue.
> In the light of the next day,  several wires missing insulation, several
> more
> melted together...
> Everything under the hood appears fine, under the dash, not so much...
> Big sigh.....
> Frank had pieced this harness together, adding extra stuff not found
> normally
> on a Bugeye,
> Electric tach, electric fuel pump, cigar lighter. push button horn in dash,
> voltmeter.
> Looks like I'll have to get a new harness.
> Standard Bugeye one? Even though I have extra electrical stuff?
> Get one for a Mark 3 Sprite/Mark 2 Midget that has many of those extra
> wires?
> Oh, and Saturday night, I wake up about 2 am, hear a faint meeeeeep sound.
> WTH? search around the house, go down to den, it's louder, open garage
> door...
> it's the Bugeye's horn going off, on it's own....I yank the power wire off
> the
> horn..
> Sheeesh
> Brian S.
> Bugeyeracer finally resto'ed!
> Thanks to Frank C.!
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