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Old 01-24-2019, 01:04 PM
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Last night I glued and sealed my rear window trim that broke into 3 pieces when I was removing it. Pretty easy with some plastic glue and super glue combined ;-) I'll sand down the connections and paint it this weekend perhaps. My father is in town visiting so we'll see how much work I get done. Most likely none. hahahaha

That CRL1303 is pretty intense stuff. I wasn't expecting it to be so much like... uh... clay I guess? Pretty cool stuff....

Seat brackets are being delivered today as well. :-D Now all I need to do is check for leaks, replace the seat belts, lay the frost king, lay deadner, run wires, etc etc etc.... almost there?
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:51 AM
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Not sure but I think you are referring to the "Halo" for the back window. Mine broke in pieces also, was old and brittle from age. I ordered a new one and it's much more pliable than the old one.
Keep that in mind in case your repair does not last.

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Got some work on the car done this weekend with my dad.

We cleaned and replaced the back window "tape" and reinstalled the window. It kept popping off a little in the corners so we wedged a couple pieces of wood to put some pressure on the window so it seals.

We found the source of the water leak on the passenger side was the little metal plate that covers the power window motor. the seal around it had gone bad so I used some of the window sealer and reinstalled it. I'll most likely need to do the same to the drivers side. Didn't get to it yet...

I was excited to find out that there was no water leaking from the windshield wiper area or the drain area. Found that my bad job of applying the weatherstripping around the doors 4 years ago was also causing a little leaking so I bought another set and will do a better job this time.

We also wired up the alternator to the starter and ground with a massive 1/0 gauge wire and fuse. I know it's more than I need but everything I read said it wouldn't hurt so I did it. Starter to battery was already a large wire as was battery to ground. Not sure if that's standard or if the PO already beefed it up.... mmmm beef.... anyway...

It was nice having someone to work on my car with... bounce ideas off of in the moment... made things a lot easier.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:17 PM
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Not sure but I think you are referring to the "Halo" for the back window. Mine broke in pieces also, was old and brittle from age. I ordered a new one and it's much more pliable than the old one.
Keep that in mind in case your repair does not last.

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Yeah, that's the one. Using a combination of plastic glue which essentially melts the plastic and bonds together and some super glue gel I was able to get it pretty solid. Sanded the joints and will paint it soon. If it breaks again I'll replace it. Was just trying to avoid the $100 purchase if I can avoid it. I'm spending money like it's going out of style on this bulb replacement...
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Got my carpet and sound barrier in the mail the other day. Also got some 3M strips for the door vapor barrier, the weird clip for the coolant temperature sending unit and the rest of my parking brake springs.

Questions that I couldn't find an answer to: Why does the temperature sending unit have that weird disc connector and why does my dark green wire have a standard female wire connector instead of the weird clip... I wish I would have paid more attention when I took it apart :- Simple connection how hard can it be.... *live and learn*

Did I get the right connector? It just slips over the disc with nothing securing it in place other than some friction?

Temp Sending Unit I have:

Clip I bought:


I have absolutely no idea how it was connected previously because the wire has this connector and I didn't see any adapters in my parts:

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Old 02-08-2019, 06:49 PM
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Ecklers lists the '72-'78 coolant temp sending unit as this one.
https://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corv...1972-1978.html
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@How Are You What what???? So weird, if that were the one in my engine it would explain the female spade connector on the wire but....

But how did it mysteriously get swapped out in the 3 hours I had my alternator out with the current one and what mysterious villain would do such a thing? And if it is so easy for said villain to swap that out, he should help me with the rest of my car....

But seriously, that is so weird and complicates things further... I assume the one I have will work because others have said they have the same one in the separate thread about the subject... I guess I'll find out once I get my interior back together....
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Auggievf View Post
Got my carpet and sound barrier in the mail the other day. Also got some 3M strips for the door vapor barrier, the weird clip for the coolant temperature sending unit and the rest of my parking brake springs.

Questions that I couldn't find an answer to: Why does the temperature sending unit have that weird disc connector and why does my dark green wire have a standard female wire connector instead of the weird clip... I wish I would have paid more attention when I took it apart :- Simple connection how hard can it be.... *live and learn*

Did I get the right connector? It just slips over the disc with nothing securing it in place other than some friction?

Temp Sending Unit I have:

Clip I bought:


I have absolutely no idea how it was connected previously because the wire has this connector and I didn't see any adapters in my parts:
Normally I don't include the pictures with a response but this time I did.
I have the same problem, never saw the connector in the second picture, was there a model number/part number with that one?
I made the same one as the third picture but it keeps popping off. Would rather get the correct one myself.

Funny thing is, I found the same sender unit on the other side of the block. I thought that was weird with nothing connected to it either.
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I have the same problem, never saw the connector in the second picture, was there a model number/part number with that one?


Funny thing is, I found the same sender unit on the other side of the block. I thought that was weird with nothing connected to it either.
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Hey Ken,

The pigtail connector I got is this one (best price+shipping): https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pco-5665pt

Apparently, depending upon your engine I suppose (mines a crate), the other one on the passenger side is an oil temperature unit.... I haven't had a chance to check mine yet because it's been raining but I need to take a look and see whats going on over there...

Thanks for the info and that you have the same one. Makes me wonder if the corvette parts websites are correct or the one that everyone else has in their 'Vette's are correct....
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:53 PM
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I made the same one as the third picture but it keeps popping off.
DING! Light bulb time! This comment got me thinking and I realized that the female spade connector was bent strangely but I didn't think anything of it. I bet it was the same deal as yours and he just connected the only connector he had to get the gauge to work and had to bend it to make it work.

At least that mystery is now solved and I don't have to worry about some missing part.... Thanks!!!
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Hmm, i just ordered it from Rock Auto. 11.98 shipped to Canada for two of them..
I love Rock Auto

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Old 02-13-2019, 04:34 PM
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Awesome. Not sure exactly what I paid from Summit but it was about the same. Spliced it together last night before the rains hit.

Also replaced the LED dash lights for my turn signal indicators with incandescent bulbs... I kept reading something about them having to be regular unless you do other mods to the wiring. I don't remember the details but I was also concerned about the green tinted blinker and the red LED making it dark and brown....
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Lectric Limited also shows a blade type connector on the temp sender.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:59 PM
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Maybe all the replacement ones have the spade connector for ease of use and the old ones are the only ones with the nail head connector... I don't know. Either way, mine is now connected.

If the rains would just stop for a bit so I can fix my leaks and finish painting/dying the interior that would be great....
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