So i had a new rally pac installed in my 289. The wires from the pacgo down on the side of the steering column covered by a black metal bracket. I loosen the pac from the steering column because it was rubbing against the gage cluster and making a little rattle. I moved it up a bit, and got it tight on the column. This was on weds...this morning i go to start the car to come to work, and i got nothing when turning the key. Int. lights were on, checked batt. terminals, cleaned them up, measured voltage...11.98. try to start, no sound. So i gave it a jump, and it does as if it is going to start but immediatly shuts of. I also noticed smoke coming from around steering column...I checked and i noticed what appeared to be some of the cables from the pac cought in between the steering column and the bracket, as oposed to inside the bracket. It was 6 in the morning with a small flash light. I also noticed what appeared to be some of the cables somewhat burn. I had to leave cuz i started running late...So would those wires pinned against metal have created a short...go home check wires, could this have possibly damaged anything internally other than just shorting out...pac, or distributer??? I plan to remove bracket, check wires, see how bad they are...tape or replace, and get inside as oposed to against bracket.Also, did notice when i jumped the bat. that every time i turn the key the RPM's needle would jump half way and then back down.
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