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Fried the harness and the headlamp wiring.

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Who knows. I pulled the Fastback outside and parked it. When I tried to start it back up it struggled to turn over then smoke and burnt smell from behind the dash and engine bay.
 

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My guess is a dead short in the starter circuit connecting the ignition switch with the solenoid which picked that exact time to go up in smoke. Glad the rest of the car didn't follow suit!!
 

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Your right. I did run for the fire extingusher.
 

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Ample sized fuse/circuit breaker in the main ignition feed from the solenoid should provide protection from this type of melt down.
 

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It happened to my 70 about a year ago, cause....a heavy draw from an accessory, (new elect. fan installed w/o proper relay) moron rule number 1 always read the instructions. It melted all the way from the alt. wire, through the volt regulator, up into the dash harness, all the way up to the key switch. A sickning feeling. I replaced the entire harness after that one. I was very fortunate.
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NTM 40 year old wiring isn't the best. 1 reason I'm rewiring the whole car, in addition to the fact that the PO was a moron.
 

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I had the EXACT same thing happen while out for a toot last summer. Really freaked out the passenger when I asked him to hold my fire extinguisher while we limped home!!!

Where's a good place to go for a replacement harness on a 65?
 
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