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#890749 - 08/18/11 01:47 AM relocatng fusible links  
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whats up fam. im thinking about relocating my fusible links to the top of the motor. has anybody did this and do they have any pics/info on how it was done. thanks in advance for the info

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#890794 - 08/18/11 11:20 AM Re: relocatng fusible links [Re: mr84ss]  
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Its pretty easy to do.I got fusible links at Carquest,cut the old ones out,and put the new ones where it wsa easier to get at them.
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#890806 - 08/18/11 03:26 PM Re: relocatng fusible links [Re: GuysMonteSS]  
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I used a fuse box from a lumina. It has fuseable links, relays and fuses, so I had plenty of extra's available for stuff like Electric fans, etc. Installed where the overflow bottle sits.



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#891433 - 08/23/11 04:12 AM Re: relocatng fusible links [Re: 87ChooChoo]  
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Just get the power from somewhere other than the starter, and you won't even need them then. I got a fuse panel from a boat, yes boat, and it looks and works great. I tap all extra power from that then.


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#891471 - 08/23/11 04:33 PM Re: relocatng fusible links [Re: baaboo]  
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Originally Posted By: baaboo
Just get the power from somewhere other than the starter, and you won't even need them then...


If you eliminate the fusible links from the system, you leave the car open to a short anywhere in the system that could cause a fire. There would be no way for the power to be cut if the short occurred somewhere before a fused circuit.


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#891830 - 08/25/11 08:17 PM Re: relocatng fusible links [Re: 87ChooChoo]  
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how many fusible links are in our cars? and wouldnt it be wiser to replace the fusible link with regular fuses to make it easier to replace rather than having the cut the wire everytime they go bad crazy

#891831 - 08/25/11 08:21 PM Re: relocatng fusible links [Re: jigsaw]  
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There are two Fusible links in the G-bodies, and yes, using the replaceable kind is a lot easier ( and less dangerous). You could use Maxi-Fuses, but the links are a slower blow (IIRC).

With the Lumina box, I now have 6 Fusible links. 2 are used to replace the stock ones, 1 for my electric fan, 1 for my switched fuses, 1 for my un-switched fuses, and 1 spare for future use ( maybe an amp?).

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#891846 - 08/25/11 09:56 PM Re: relocatng fusible links [Re: 87ChooChoo]  
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.. I had one fusible link in the tube near the starter that kept blowing, a biotch to get to, so I eliminated it and used an automatic circuit breaker ($3 - $7 ? ) from AutoZone mounted up top on a screw of the EGR box I think it was next to the tranny fluid dipstick handle... I think it has momentarily tripped 2 or 3 times since then... was so glad I didn't have to get it towed home and tear it apart again...


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#891916 - 08/26/11 04:36 AM Re: relocatng fusible links [Re: BuzzLOL]  
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Well, if you tap your power from the battery, and fuse it, you won't need a fusible link. These were strictly safety links because of the way the engine was made, and car assembled. I guess the best solution is to keep hot leads away from anything "hot"! smile


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#892350 - 08/28/11 08:37 AM Re: relocatng fusible links [Re: baaboo]  
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get the underhood fuse box/power distribution center from a 94-96 Caprice. you just run a cable from the battery to the big terminal on the side to power it up, and it has enough fuses to run a lot of extra stuff.
once you get it, then you just gotta figure out what wires go to what fuses and wire it accordingly. it's easy to figure out which wires go to which fuse if you know how to use a multimeter to check continuity..
there are a few big fuses instead of fusible links, and there are even a bunch of relays you could use for things like cooling fans.


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