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With all the add-ons clogging up my 35+ year old fuse box, I've decided to try a Painless wiring Cirkit auxiliary fuse block. It's getting scarry with a 20amp fuse holder now containing a 30amp fuse with 3 additional accessories plugged onto the Ign Fused spade. I'll be able to safely offload the electric fuel pump, A/C circuit, sound system the electric windows.

The Painless fuse block has 3 constant hot and 4 ignition hot circuits protected by a circuit breaker and is activated by a 30 amp relay.

Anyone ever have any experience with these setups?

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It sounds like a nice setup. I wish I would have known about them when I did some of my rewiring. I did some thing similar though, I got a fuseblock at the parts store. The one I got has 8 circuits, and they are all constant hot though. I mounted it on the firewall next to the msd box. I ran an 8 ga wire to feed it, and it is a convienet place to draw power for fuel pump, elec fans, MSD, and linelock.

The painless setup sounds even better yet (switched and unswitched), I think you'll really appreciate the extra power taps, especially underhood. Makes for less wires to fish through the firewall.......'

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Dale,
I just put one in my '72, I don't expect to have any problems with it. I have my fuel pump, VDO gauges, electic choke, alarm system, radio and 700R4 lock-up wired to it. You are on the right track to unload the accessories from the original fuse panel. If you haven't done so already, you should put your headlights on two seperate relays (one high beam, one low beam) and use the feed from the headlight switch as the low current control for the relays.


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I have one for my 250 GPH fuel pump and relays to the 1300 Watt stereo system. They are a quality piece as is all of their stuff. Their tech support is awesome taking me from NO wiring experience at all through rewiring the entire Chevelle with their 18 circuit system. They spent about 10 hours in tech time basically teaching me to wire a car.

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Over time with one thing leading to another the old fuse box is embarassing as well as getting dangerous. I didn't realize how crusty/rusty it was until I took the picture and saw it up close.


Immedidate plans are to unload these extra circuits from the fuse box then a complete rewire over the fall/winter months.

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I have the painless 12 circuit. Looks and works great.

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