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73 fuse box questions
#1
Hey folks,

So a few days ago my 73's engine died on me caused by a blown fuse. This prompts me to check out my fuse box and it looks like this:

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Haynes wrote this:

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So:

1) Road side assistance wired the blown fuse which is nr 4 in Haynes. It states that one of the things it's for is electronic spark control. Are they referring to the old points in the distributor with this? That would make sense. Initially though I thought they meant electronic ignition but our cars didn't come with that so how...
I guess I'd just like conformation that fuse nr 4 has something to do with our ignition system...

2) I seem to be missing the parts related to the accessory feed. Was that optional or must they have been ripped out?

3) Are these fuse boxes being reproduced? I haven't found them in any of the bigger online shops...

Anybody?

Cheers,
Vincent.
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#2
That 14 amp fuse powers up some RUN-only lines, mostly the anti-stall carb solenoid, some relays for seat belt lights, and possibly the dash lamps associated with brake distribution block and alternator. Yes, the ACC feed was used when certain optional accessories required ACC power.
Throw that Haynes Manual away and get a real Ford Shop Manual.
Fuseboxes are not reproduced; I have a good harvest of them. Your box doesn't look all that bad. The fuses both below (4 amp) and above (30 amp) the one in question are incorrect.

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Winnie, if you find a place with the proper glass fuses with original values here in Holland, let me know. Found and bought many in other values, but 14a the length we need are hard to find. I have only one 15a of this length left over and would love to buy few more.

Midlife, while searching for these found some sexy led fuses that glow when they failed (of the push type, like the green one on winnie's pict). You know if there are some in the glass fuses format? Very handy to have a visual reminder/pointer at some short.

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(05-10-2018, 03:44 PM)Fabrice Wrote: Winnie, if you find a place with the proper glass fuses with original values here in Holland, let me know. Found and bought many in other values, but 14a the length we need are hard to find. I have only one 15a of this length left over and would love to buy few more.

Midlife, while searching for these found some sexy led fuses that glow when they failed (of the push type, like the green one on winnie's pict). You know if there are some in the glass fuses format? Very handy to have a visual reminder/pointer at some short.

Never seen glass LED fuses.  I also don't use the 15 amp glass fuses but instead use the 20 amp.  I go by what is called out on the fuse box, not what's in the Shop Manual.  If a short circuit is going to blow a 15 amp fuse, it certainly will blow a 20 amp fuse.  Wasn't there a Rolling Stones song about blowing a 50 amp fuse? whistling

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(05-10-2018, 02:32 PM)midlife Wrote: Throw that Haynes Manual away and get a real Ford Shop Manual.  

Is the information in the image from Haynes incorrect then?

(I do intend to get the ford manuals eventually)
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Sorry...I mis-read the road-side assistance as being extracted from the illustration. The figure is pretty accurate.

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(05-10-2018, 03:44 PM)Fabrice Wrote: Winnie, if you find a place with the proper glass fuses with original values here in Holland, let me know. Found and bought many in other values, but 14a the length we need are hard to find. I have only one 15a of this length left over and would love to buy few more.

Midlife, while searching for these found some sexy led fuses that glow when they failed (of the push type, like the green one on winnie's pict). You know if there are some in the glass fuses format? Very handy to have a visual reminder/pointer at some short.

Are these too long?

- https://www.rsb-parts.de/modell-1965/ele...eck?c=3771
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(05-14-2018, 05:27 AM)Vinnie Wrote:
(05-10-2018, 03:44 PM)Fabrice Wrote: Winnie, if you find a place with the proper glass fuses with original values here in Holland, let me know. Found and bought many in other values, but 14a the length we need are hard to find. I have only one 15a of this length left over and would love to buy few more.

Midlife, while searching for these found some sexy led fuses that glow when they failed (of the push type, like the green one on winnie's pict). You know if there are some in the glass fuses format? Very handy to have a visual reminder/pointer at some short.

Are these too long?

- https://www.rsb-parts.de/modell-1965/ele...eck?c=3771

Those are 27mm long, the 14 SFE fuses are 1 1/16" or 26.978mm.  I think they are the right length.

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#9
I think I can still get the right length fuses here in the States. Next time I am headed to Amsterdam I will bring you some spares!

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#10
Because that fusebox is not friendly for my back and also because I forget what I've just looked at within the next 2 mins.
Here's a draft of a (gym free) recap of the fuses layout.

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Compared it with my spare fuses, and I miss the #7 (20a in this length, and the #3 4a)
I need buy new spare 14a's or 15a's in length of 2,4,5, but these I can find.

So its about finding 3 and 7 in the right length with similar or slightly greater values.

EDIT: I can find 7 over here, assuming its 32mm
https://www.rdae.nl/zekeringen-en-zekeri...3-x-32-mm/

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