<VV> 1962 Taillights

Joel McGregor joel at joelsplace.com
Thu Mar 23 10:51:41 EDT 2017

I agree with Jim.  The crimp between the socket and housing will fool you.  A small self tapping screw will fix it.  Quick and easy.

Joel McGregor

-------- Original message --------
From: Jim Becker via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Date: 3/23/17 8:08 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: Ed Orbea <ed.orbea at gmail.com>, virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> 1962 Taillights

First thing I'd do is recheck the connection between the socket and lamp
housing.  I've seen more trouble there than at the bracket/panel.  If you
confirm the original location, I'd go with clean/sharpen.  Finding/cleaning
a location to ground the wire will be as much or more work than cleaning the
original ground.

Jim Becker

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Orbea via VirtualVairs
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:40 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject:  1962 Taillights

I'm having a ground issue with my 1962 Monza Coupe. I can either install a
ground wire, through the grommet and connect to to a good ground, or I can
strip away (using a heat gun) the undercoating from around the taillight
housing and 'sharpen' the bracket holding points so that the taillights get
a better ground connection.

What options have other list members explored and what recommendations can
you make?

*Ed Orbea*
Poulsbo, WA

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