Over the past several weeks I have tried to get some things done on the car, however I recently had a bit of an epiphany as it relates to my over all collection of vehicles. I have decided to reduce the collection by selling off my 70 RR, 61 Jeep FC170, 68 Cuda, and 52 Dodge B3B PU. The reason I arrived at this decision is that I have determined that I will not get to 3 of them and don't drive the 52. I also think that I need to focus on my 2 Ebodies more.
So, on that note let me bring everyone to speed on the Cuda itself. After getting it running I began to work out some of the bugs, most notably was the brake lights and blinkers. I have LED taillights and front turn signals and while I was very sure they were all wired correctly, they were all acting strangely. After some testing, I determined that the turn signal switch was not operating correctly. I am using a generic hotrod steering column that I adapted to fit the Cuda. I had some issues with this once before when the horn was shorting out. In fixing that issue I think I damaged the turn signal switch which led to my current issues.
I removed the column and began doing some tests, I also purchased some "light load" resistors as I have read that LEDs require them (not super clear what needs them and what doesn't). Regardless, I mocked it all up with the resistors and a new turn signal switch and it all worked correctly. So, now I am in the process of putting it all back together. One of the larger challenges was finding a new turn signal switch, it is a GM unit (which most if not all after market columns are now), but it is for a 67-72 GM truck. It took me awhile to find one locally but I eventually did (cost half as much as the column did when I first bought it). I now have to put it all back together. Here are some pictures of the mounting of the resistors, there are tabs near the taillights on the panel that the lights bolt to which I used to mount plates to put the resistors on. They need to be mounted some place where they are not touching anything else as they get very hot (285 deg).