After charging it the 78 started without out any issues. I turned on the torque converter switch with no charge on the amp gauge. Then I shut it off and turned on them cruise control switch, with the same results. I then switched both on at the same time, with the same results.
I'm not sure what area to check out.
I started up the 78 Elk again today. It ran great, but hade a problem show up on the voltage meter. The meter read 13 volts when it started then dropped to 9 volts,then jumped back to 13 Volts. It did this twice, then went back to 13 volts and stayed there. I had the battery on a trickle charger,since the dead battery incident. No switches were on. I tried some switches and it stayed at 13 volts the whole time.