SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!
I have a 67 coupe with a 327 small block. It has sat unused for a year, but I recently re-registered it and started driving it.
While only driving it for the fourth time, the car stuttered, died in the road, and the wires leading to the Horn Relay started smoking. I turned off the ignition, and had it towed home.
I replaced the voltage regulator and horn relay, hooked up everything the way it was originally except for the horn relay. The old relay has the same connections for the red wire, fused link wire, green wire tab, and black wire tab, but the new horn relay has a third tab. The guy at the auto parts store said it was a universal horn relay, so to leave the third tab empty.
When I re-connected the battery, the horn started to sound non-stop. I disconnected the battery, unplugged the horn, and tried again. With the horn disconnected and the battery re-connected, the horn relay did nothing but click.
The other thing that wasn't connected like OEM, was the rubber grommets on the voltage regulator. I couldn't find new ones, and the old ones fell apart when taking off the old regulator. Can that be causing a short?
Can anyone tell me what I might be doing wrong? So frustrated I'm ready to take a wrench to me head!
THANK YOU TO ANYONE WITH SOME INFO!!!