Please bear with me as this is my first attempt to describe a problem via this web-site.
I own a 1967 Chevy Camaro with a newly installed hide-away headlight kit. This kit appears to work fine. However, when I turn the lights on, turn the key to ignition without starting the car. I then proceed to turn a signal light on (left or right does not matter) and turn the switch for the back-up lights on, the entire car loses power. It takes about 10 to 20 seconds for the power to be restored. As it restores, a clicking can be heard. I believe I have identified this source. It is not the voltage regulator but rather a relay that is located on the other side of the windshield washer reservoir tucked up under the driver's side front quarter panel.
Also when driving, I have an electric fan and an electric fuel pump. I can have my headlights on, but when I put on my turn signal (either right or left) the car loses all power.
Now, I believe I eliminated the alternator as a possible culprit with the following test. First I hooked up the ignition directly to the battery and also the fan. I then proceeded to turn things on like I normally would. The headlights and then the turn signals. The car stayed running but the headlights and signal lights simply died.
I then reconnected everything and ran the car in park at 3,200 rpms. The car not only died but it made some horrendous sounds as it tried to restart. I WONT DO THAT AGAIN!!!!
SO I do not believe it is the alternator.
Now the car has a brand new 427 SBC chevy where it had a summit crate 350 in it before. Also, this car was not originally an RS.
I do not know if my fuse box is set-up correctly. I would like to know if there are any tests I can perform that I might eliminate other possibilities such as the radio? Are there any differences in the standard Camaro fuse box vs a RS fuse box? The hide-away headlight kit was purchased from Ground-Up. I am mentioning them only for purposes of identifying any necessary trouble-shooting requirements with their kit, additional parts that may be required for those who have purchased this kit, and also to let all of you know that this was not used.
I am attaching a picture of my fuse box )located on the left and a fuse box I believe from a Std 67 Chevy Camaro located on the right.
Any comments, suggestions, or requests for additional pictures are welcome.
Thank you for your help