Found Pictures from 2011

By: Bob Goodson
November 29, 2014

Have you ever gone to an event with your small point and shoot camera only to find when you get there that you’ve left the memory card in the computer or elsewhere? These pics are a result of that and I thought I had taken the pics but just couldn’t find them. We were digging through the camera today and found these pics. 

I talk about the alarm being wired into the car here. It was a mess and as I said before, probably a blessing that the car had it. This kept it from being stolen in southern California.  At one time the 5.0 Mustang was one of the highest stolen vehicles.

The car had such a bad battery drain because of the alarm system that it had a battery kill switch wired in the cabin of the car.  You can see it under the stereo in this picture.  The key fob for the alarm is hung on the red key because if you lost both, you couldn’t start the car. 

What’s funny is that when you opened the car and got in to start it you had to make sure that the door was shut or the alarm would start going off when you turned the switch to the “on” position. 

Back of Battery Switch in Console

Note the wiring mess. Blue cables, red cables, black cables.. All 12 gauge or larger

I had to share these photos as it is a testament to how bad off the car was when I bought it.  There was so much wiring in the car that was not factory that when I removed it all there was enough wiring to use on a 32 hot rod project.  It’s also sometimes good to look back briefly to see where you’ve come from to find motivation to move forward.  

After fixing all of these problems with the car I’ve taken it to two shows, one out of state, and two driving events.  I did have the distributor fail on me last year but that’s to be expected out of a car that was treated very poorly.  By the time I get done with this car the systems will all be new or like new.  


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