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Old 10-23-2016, 04:57 PM   #2001
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Engine bay needed a proper distribution block for ages. I was connecting the alternator to the starter with an inline fuse. Let's take a look.........

Oh oh.. this in-line fuse was working but..hmmm...




Now some key points....
- Same amp fuse was used as in the fuse box (80amp)
- This setup was on it's 2nd summer

There are several factors involved here to cause this:
- alternator is old but does read proper voltage when on
- alt power wire is longer and 4AWG

A 100amp fuse should do the trick. On on to installing the power distro block. This took a long while to figure out how to get it positioned properly.

Here you see the main power wire from the trunk coming into the bay.


I used two existing 10mm holes to secure a bracket to the car. Then secured the distro block to it.


Test fit. Right under the coolant reservoir.


Just need a 100amp inline waterproof fuse for the alternator line, but this will be the general look. There's a cover for the unit as well.

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Old 10-24-2016, 04:27 PM   #2002
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:57 PM   #2003
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Glad you have been figuring out your wiring gremlins. Sometimes it sucks! Keep up the great work!
Thanks man, and as always I appreciate you stopping by!
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:47 PM   #2004
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Old 10-30-2016, 06:03 PM   #2005
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yep. needs a spoiler
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:02 AM   #2006
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So started to sand spoiler and prep the trunk for it. Stupid me drilled holes in the wrong part of the trunk lol So I have holes in the drop of my trunk now I have to fix, doh!

oh well... pics to come soon.
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Old 11-02-2016, 06:21 AM   #2007
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This is how i'm rolling now......




Joke. Just had a corner jacked up to test the rubbing in the rear. Ok now that i grinded junk out, can actually fit a finger between tire and wheel well.

Started on this. Will have to fix the gap somehow...





And the dumbass award goes to.................ME!



Also started on re-wiring the circuit breakers and power distribution blocks in the trunk, pics to come. And filled the dumbass holes with fiberglass filler. I'm sure it will look like crap

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Old 11-02-2016, 01:18 PM   #2008
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I'm really surprised you have any rubbing issues at all. Is that the Jack Lee replica spoiler? And that distribution block in the engine bay is nice, but it looks out of place.
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:53 AM   #2009
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I'm really surprised you have any rubbing issues at all. Is that the Jack Lee replica spoiler? And that distribution block in the engine bay is nice, but it looks out of place.
Yep on the Jack Lee replica spoiler.

- Filled in the holes with some filler and dabbed some paint on it for now


- Got another circuit breaker for the amps. Work in progress here...


What you are seeing is:
- 180amp circuit breaker for starter and alt. That wire leads to the engine bay where I have a splitter. In-line fuse for the ALT on the engine bay splitter as it is a wire reduction point
- 150amp circuit breaker for the distribution block. The wire going into it now is for the fuse box and I still need to connect the amps which have in line fuses you see there.
Will be nice to have all the electrical sorted out. But I'm confident in my work and hopefully there will be no issues after this.

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Old 11-05-2016, 12:15 PM   #2010
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Will do for now. Fini.


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Old 11-07-2016, 05:10 PM   #2011
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:17 PM   #2012
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I can't believe how nice your CB7 is, and everything is so tasteful.
Thanks man!

On with the show. Finally finished all the wiring, looks good and should perform great!






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Old 11-19-2016, 07:59 PM   #2013
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Well that didn't last long. I think a mistake i made here is that I fused for the alternator and not for the wire. The OEM setup uses a 80amp fuse in the box for the alternator power wire but it also uses a 8 or 10awg wire. And the rule is that you fuse for the wire and not the component. So technically according to a chart I should have a 150amp fuse off this block. I don't really need this fuse but since the wire to the ALT runs under the rad I thought it was a good idea.


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Old 11-19-2016, 08:59 PM   #2014
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:05 PM   #2015
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Nice cat!

You sure you don't want to bump the 2 awg up to 1/0 awg?
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:48 AM   #2016
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Nice cat!

You sure you don't want to bump the 2 awg up to 1/0 awg?
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Yaaa. Not needed and the reasons I didn't go with it is because when you buy distribution blocks and circuit breakers it is too hard to find them with a 0/1AWG input and a 2/4AWG output. Like you would never find a distribution block that was 0/1 input and has 4awg and 8awg outputs as not many people step down in AWG that much.
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Old 12-11-2016, 07:03 PM   #2017
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My paint booth for the spoiler Hung a 4x4' plastic table from engine lift and made a shower type device of it. I hang the piece in the middle and turn it via the top of the table.


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Old 12-16-2016, 02:16 PM   #2018
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still need to polish it, but super happy I did this mod!




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Old 12-17-2016, 03:37 PM   #2019
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I always liked the flushmount on a cb. Very smooth and sleek design. Looks good John!
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Old 12-17-2016, 03:46 PM   #2020
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With the lights and everything up front, the spoiler balances things nicely. Paint looks like it matched pretty well, too.
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