Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Re: 1968 camaro randomly dies
To find an electrical drain, disconnect the negative battery cable and connect a test lamp between the cable and clamp to complete the circuit. The lamp will glow depending on the current consumed by the electrical drain. You can then pull fuses, disconnect connectors etc until the light goes out. That will isolate your drain to a particular circuit. Just beware that the interior light will cause a drain so having the door open while your testing won't help much unless you close the door, pull the interior lamp fuse or otherwise disable the lamps themselves.
The other day I was working on a friends 1979 Camaro that had an electrical drain. The problem there was a bad ignition switch. ACC power was hot all the time.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI