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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    However, the vent windows are a strange creature. On the cutouts and power side windows (I think) the two motor wires get reversed to run the motor one way or the other. It took me a while to figure out that the vent window motor has to be grounded, then powering the two wires separately while leaving the other un-grounded runs the motor. Not sure why they did it that way since it's different from everything else.
    In doing some research I found out that these older motors work differently than newer motors. On new power window motors you reverse power and ground on the two leads going to the motor. That is how my Electric Life power windows work, and how my cutout motors work.

    However, on the vent window motors (58-64 Chevy), and all the older chevy power windows you have two leads and they BOTH get switched to power depending on which way you want the motor to turn, and the motor case gets grounded. If you ground the other lead when you apply power to one, the motor doesn't work. So I'm hoping I can find a way to make the window controller work. On the other hand, I don't know that I really want the vent windows "one touch" so I may just use relays. Damn I have a lot of relays.

    Also, after sending back one of my vent window motors since they gave me two of one side, I discovered that one of them is junk. The motor ran for a while, then it got slower and slower until it would no longer run. The one that does run gets jammed when all the way open or closed and it won't reverse. Not sure what to do about that, but I know I don't want any vent window handles on my door panels.
    I happened to notice that Tom's Classics sell the Auto City Classic vent window motors and his ad states " These motors come with a lifetime warranty.". So even though I didn't buy them from Tom's, I assume Auto City will honor the warranty. I can't believe neither of these works right. I'll call them in the morning to see what they'll do for me.
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    Tom's Classic and AutoCity are the same company (or divisions within the same company)....

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    Good news! Auto City Classics told me to sent the motors back and they'll send me a good pair. I hope this isn't an ongoing problem with these things.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

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    Bumper sure looks nice!
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    Need to bend that bumper to better match that Porsche.

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    I got the new vent window motors back from Auto City Classic but I haven't tried them yet. I hope they work better than the last pair.

    I've been continuing to work on wiring when I can. I'm also building more seat mount kits, and working on an Art Morrison 59 Corvette frame. The owner (my interior guy) bought it with a C5 front end and wants a narrowed C4 Dana 44 in it.

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    The VHX computer is all wired up and yesterday I fired it up to check functionality. Everything works that I was able to check....all my warning functions work. Coolant level, engine over-temp, and hood unlatched turn on the "check engine" light. My brake fluid level and e-brake switch turn on the "!" warning light. The, turn signal indicators, high beam indicator, and backlighting all works. I connected a light bulb and the taillights, brake lights, turn signals, and 4-way flashers all work. However, the damn 4-way flasher switch in the column won't stay pushed in. I think this turn signal switch got damaged at Flaming River during assembly so I'll probably have to get a new one. First I'll pull it out to see what's wrong with it.

    I'm currently wiring up the relays that go on the back of the valence halves. On the driver's side I have a driver's side vent window switch, Passenger side vent window switch, and a switch to operate my cutouts. Behind the valence are two relays to run the driver's vent windows. On the passenger side there are no switches, but I have two relays to run the passenger vent window, one relay to enable the backlights in the switches (they need to be grounded) and two relays to operate the A/C and A/C inhibit at full-throttle. I'm using a signal from the engine ECU that monitors the TPS.

    The valence halves will have connectors on each end so they can be removed if needed. I still have to cut the A/C vents and switch holes in them but I've been hesitating in case I want to move things around a little. I'm having some attachment hardware laser cut for the switches. I'm pretty sure we'll be covering the valence with leather, so I have to clearance the switch holes properly.

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    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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