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Q:I am looking to use this fuse block on my 71 chevelle. So let me set the stage. What i have is a battery in the trunk so the hot wire comes up to the starter. Then from the altinator i have 3 wires that come off. 1 to the starter and then the other 2 to i think cylinoid. What i want todo is clean this up and run 1 wire from the altinator to this fuse holder then branch off to the other 3 wires. So questions. Size of wire from Alt to the Fuse Holder? Do we ground this block. Sorry no instructions in the box when i bought this part.
A:I'm happy to help, Mike! This sounds like a great project! This fuse holder will handle up to 30 amps so you will need at least a 10 gauge wire to carry the current. Thicker wire can help carry loads better over longer distances if needed. As for grounding the fuse block, I don't see that it's required to do so. There is some additional information in regards to your 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle located here: http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295533 and here: http://www.elcaminocentral.com/showthread.php?t=27190. These sites are not affiliated with Advance Auto Parts and their content is provided as use at your own risk.
Q:Id like to add extra lights, a radio, and other electrical components to my 1973 scout II without tieing into the existing fuse box. would i run a wire from the battery to this fuse block and tie all my new wires into it with inline fuses or does it have fuses inside it. if so, would i run a battery sized cable between the battery and fuse block, or what size wire should i use
A:With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Fuse Holder - Part No. FB72 you have several different ways to hook up new lights, depending on how you want your lights to power on. You can tap into the vehicles (1973 Scout II) voltage for existing lights, or run a power wire to the battery, off a switch, and to a suitable ground on the car. Make sure you research after you make your final decision. You should have plenty of room on all sides of your new lights. Drill, clip, or tape the lights into place. Usually 16 gauge will suffice. Also figure out the length of the wire you need. Its better to have too much and cut down than not enough and add more. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.