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Old 10-13-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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Can some people here post a pic of their fuse box? has to be early C3 using glass fuses. I have a fuse box with a connector on top that I can't place and it looks nothing like the one in the 77 wiring book I just bought. I think it may be a 76 or even earlier. it's not a 68 or 69. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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With all the customising going on that car, why use that old tech fuse box?
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Because I don't have another one and I just rewired the whole thing. It's good as new and it's only used for the interior lighting and some small stuff. I wired up a completely new harness for the headlamps, the ignition, the starter, alternator and cooling fan. Fan and headlights are wired with relays (in a nice relay box) and fused with modern spade type maxi fuses. If I have to buy a new fuse box it'll take weeks to get here. Could use the box out of my brothers 82 but it has so many wires that I won't need. I'll just stick with this one.
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Because I don't have another one and I just rewired the whole thing. It's good as new and it's only used for the interior lighting and some small stuff. I wired up a completely new harness for the headlamps, the ignition, the starter, alternator and cooling fan. Fan and headlights are wired with relays 9in a nice relay box) and fused with modern spade type maxi fuses. If I have to buy a new fuse box it'll take weeks to get here. Could use the box out of my bothers 82 but it has so many wires that I won't need. I'll jsut stick with this one.
Sorry. I keep forgetting you guys are half way around the world. Let me see what I can find.
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Mine has plug fuses

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Can some people here post a pic of their fuse box? has to be early C3 using glass fuses. I have a fuse box with a connector on top that I can't place and it looks nothing like the one in the 77 wiring book I just bought. I think it may be a 76 or even earlier. it's not a 68 or 69. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could pix my'72 fuse block here, but I don't think it's stock enough to do you any good, and it should be damn close to the '68-9 block as the cars didn't get much electrical changes untill later....

can't read the markings as to what was what anyway, any more....

is this 'connector looking thing about an inch round?? is it maybe 1/4-3/8 wide and an inch long?? both being silver can colors??

that's about the only thing I recall being slightly unusual in appearance....

but you see, my car is about similar age to yours in it's rewiring experiences...

mine was redone in '02 or so....
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V-Twin, I have an old spare 69 harness. I took a quick pic. what exactly are you looking for, I can home in on it. Are you looking for a pic of one installed? if so, its to dark in the garage, have to wait till tomorrow.




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Not a pic, but the next best.
Hope it helps

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This is the best shot installed; the PO didn't have a penny, so he used a gum wrapper as instant Coulomb. The box/harness is removed from the car (75) now; if you want that pic, let me know.
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This is the best shot installed; the PO didn't have a penny, so he used a gum wrapper as instant Coulomb.
I wonder what the rating of a gum wrapper is?
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I wonder what the rating of a gum wrapper is?
depends on the foil gauge.....

as the photo above suggests, those fuse blocks rust pretty badly on the fuse connectors, mine has not .....YET.....there in lies the problem, and the C4 with it's fuse box in that pass door slot has similar moisture/connection/corrosion problems.....overheating to the point of melting/burning the black fuse block plastic....UNFUNNY......

I have fought a shark and a C2 vert for that rusty fuse block problem....

it gets hot enough under load that the fuse tip get hot and melts the internal solder to the fuse end....open fuse, looks good.....same thing happens under the hood a LOT to that high speed blower white fuse clip/fuse on the driver's fender liner.....

My old Dodge van/work truck has the typical corroded hi power connection overheating problems in the HVAC blower speed switch....if you saw my rewire around that, you all would laugh your asses off....hey, it runs....case closed.....
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I have some kind of funky harness way on the top of the fuse, I'll take a pic today. It's the body harness (rear lighting and such, basically everything rear of the fuse box that's not in the interior) and my hood release cable is not fitting, it's rubbing through that connector. The PO had the fuse box mounted upside down!! so it wasn't a problem but now it is. I'll be damned if I have to mount the thing upside down again.

GKZ, can't see it but it almost looks like yours has a connector on the top too, right next to that mounting hole.
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I have some kind of funky harness way on the top of the fuse, I'll take a pic today. It's the body harness (rear lighting and such, basically everything rear of the fuse box that's not in the interior) and my hood release cable is not fitting, it's rubbing through that connector. The PO had the fuse box mounted upside down!! so it wasn't a problem but now it is. I'll be damned if I have to mount the thing upside down again.

GKZ, can't see it but it almost looks like yours has a connector on the top too, right next to that mounting hole.
V-Twin, Ok, I pulled out the rear harness and layed it next to the Main Fuse Box harness. Are you talking about that connector I am showing just below the fuse box? Yes, that is the interconnection to the rear tail light, etc.





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Ive got 68, 71 and 79. Bob shows 69. 11 more and we will have a complete set. Let's see them boxes!

68 Fuse Box


71 Fuse Box


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Here's mine, the connector on the very top is what I'm talking about.

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