1960 Impala 4 dr sport sedan
Have you tested for 12v on the engine side of the firewall? You don't need a multimeter if you don't have one, a simple 12v test light will do. I would try & find this issue if it were me, it's a big job to replace that wiring & being that it's like for like in terms of age, you may just be opening another can of worms.I don't have a 2nd wire from the positive post. My firewall connection is a single, not a double. I've been working on cleaning the pins on both sides of the connection.
Another job I've been putting off. Changing that entire harness. Not a job I've been looking forward to. I already have the new harness. Failing eyes prevent me from starting projects i know I'll have problems with
Most likly firewall connectors. They corode over time. Remove the firewall connectors at the fuse box and check for corosion. Clean each indivdual pin and re connect the connectors. Also check the battery connection at the voltage regulator.
in post #19 you said you didn't have a second wire from the positive post. the one you found just dangling, was it hidden or something?As it turns out, after thoroughly checking all connections, there was a 2nd wire ,from the positive cable, that was just dangling off to the side, from positive to voltageregulator, not connected. Wire is completely dry rotted. Will replace. After finding, and attaching, all power has returned.
New subject: now that I have power, she doesn't seem to want to start. I've tried starting fluid. It kicks over. I tried putting gas directly into the carburetor, kicked over and started running,there is a half a tank of gas. In the past, when the car sat for awhile, I would add a bottle of drygas. Which i did. Seems gas is not making it to the carburetor. Gonna replace the fuel pump tomorrow. Any other ideas, in case that's not the problem