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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 14, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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Fuse Block Install

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Looking to clean up my wiring a bit. Let me set the picture. Battery is in the trunk and so the hot wire comes up to the starter. Next from the Alt there are 3 seperate wires that run from it. 1 to the starter then the other two up and accross the front of the radiator core support. Not sure where they are going but can look if questioned. No inline fuses on any of them. I happen to have the hot wire from the battery to the starter ground out which burnt some of the wires from the Alt. So i am looking to clean this up a bit. My thought was to put in a BWD BF72 Fuse block. Next to run one wire from the Alt to the Fuse Block then from their take the 3 wires that ran to the all and run through the Fuse Block. Thoughts?

Now i do believe the Alt is a 60amp Alt. Next thinking to use 30 amp fuses if the fuse block for each of the wires.

Next what size of wire to use from the alt to the Fuse Block.

Has anyone used a BWD Fuse Block. No instructions came with it so the only question this is if anyone ran a ground wire for the block.

Sorry to be so vague but just learning this stuff.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 14, 5:30 PM
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Re: Fuse Block Install

First off what are you working on? Second I don't think adding fuses to those wire is a good idea. You had a booboo and fried some wire's it's not a design fault. That fuse block would be good as an add on for adding lights or stereo equipment or whatever to take the load off your stock fuse block wiring and fuses.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 14, 8:14 PM
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Re: Fuse Block Install

I addition to "what year and model"? What are you trying to accomplish? Just trying to "clean-up" the wiring, or completely redesign things for updated equipment (i.e. electric fans, high-end stereo, etc.) ??

I agree, the fuse idea is not a good idea. You would be best served by recreating what the factory did (using fusible links and adjusting wire sizes for increased lengths). Are you wanting to keep the battery in the trunk?

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