I also have a 1971 Plymouth Road Runner that did the same thing... There's a small white plastic disconnect in between the positive battery terminal and the starter relay that gets corroded and it'll kill everything when it isn't making good contact. I cleaned it and never had another episode. I also cleaned the one in the Bluesmobile just to be sure that it wouldn't happen at a bad time.
"Boys, you oughta learn not to talk to nuns that way!!!" - Curtis
Our Bluesmobile still lives on YouTube! Look for "Shotgun Blues Brotherhood" and pick the thumbnail with me and "Jake" sitting on the hood of the car.
Post by christine58 on Jan 22, 2014 12:09:04 GMT -5
May also be worth checking and maybe replacing the fusible links on the passengers inner fender area, nearer the firewall. Mine were bodged/messed with from many years ago, I cut the links out and replaced them with a small fusebox bolted to the fender. However as I didn't complete the job in one go, I tried to start the car to move it and wondered why I had no power!! Still got issues with the interior lamps not going out and a new one with the headlamps going out after a minute or so's use, along with a relay clicking up behind the glovebox. Gotta love old mopar wiring!!