I have a 1981 Corvette which I purchased about 6 months ago. I bought it to play with, but I think it's playing with me! I just had the 350 built new from the oil pan to the carb. When I went to get it back from the shop, the mechanic said you need a new battery, this one has been dead for a few months. We jumped it off and I drove it home. When I got there I went to shut the key off, but the car kept running. The only ways to stop it are to put it in reverse(maybe a park sensor?) Or to push the electric window switch. If you just tap the switch, the car will briefly miss a lick and still run. But if you hold it, it will shut the motor down. It will do this after the key is OFF and completely pulled out of the ignition. So I replaced the battery, and drove it for a while. I got home, shut it off (with the window button), and fired it right back up. Started back up fine, and this time it shut off with the key. I got home the next morning and the brand new OPTIMA Red Cap battery was dead. I jumped it off and drove it again. Came home and the battery held a charge from the alternator. I fired it back up and let it run for a little while. I shut it off with the window switch again.A few hours later it was dead again. It has a complete aftermarket MSD ignition system on it, which is practically new. Checked the fuses, but none are blown. The steering column is a little loose. I've tried shaking it when the key is off, but it just sits and idles. Can You Please Help Me?
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 AT 3:52 PM