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Old 02-17-2012, 10:52 PM   #255 (permalink)
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I can't get into the rat look, to me it just looks like a rusted out car and in michigan they are all over and can be a large safety problem. Quick example, my 1990 cutlass ciera I got rusty (first car) with only 100k miles on it. The rear end came loose from the body and the tire started to rub the rear fender. About 2 months later my dad's Buick Century did the same thing, but it looked better on the main body, but under was rusted out.

Now having said that, there are some art pieces in the executive building at my job that are made of copper and stainless steel that have corrosion on them and they look good. I can see it in art, but not in something that depends on being strong like a car.

Just thinking about the "issue" with your car, maybe there is a fuse bad. Seems you should be able to run the positive (large wire) on the alt to the positive on your battery to provide power to it for charging and use the energizer wire to turn it on/off to benefit from the less engine drag.
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