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so,

 

Most of us have at one time or another had additional electric's added to our motors (such as boost controllers, gauges, non OEM fogs, non OEM central locking etc) and anybody with half a braincell will have fused every one of these add ons.

 

Now most the time this just means that theres a couple of select wires stuffed up behind the dash with inline fuses in them that rarely or ever blow and so dont really cause concern.

 

However,

 

as Phil (smithyandco) will testify the escort I bought of him was by far the lowest of the low in terms of electrics, no lecky windows, no central locking, no fogs....basically a model so low it makes a CL look luxurious.

 

obviously I set about changing this and after repairing some previous botched wiring installs I brought the car back upto the present day level,

 

a list of the electrical additions Ive made,

 

full electric windows

rear boot popper

front fogs

3x plasma gauges (Tach, Volt, Airflow)

1000w Amp and new headunit

rear lit dash cluster

remote central locking

Full closure alarm system

power sunroof

full custom built in bluetooth and Iphone compatibility system.

 

now Im a self admitted smidge of a control freak and like to know whats going on around me at all times, that said it obviously becomes increasingly more difficult to keep track of the additional wiring added to my car and if and when a fault occurs will be more of a job to pinpoint the cause when the wiring is in such a disorganized fashion (I also like things tidy...... especially things Ive done)

 

so Ive came to the conclusion that It would be a great deal more efficient and neat to run all these additional fused electrics into one place or one dedicated fusebox with its own dedicated battery connection separate from the OEM one installed in all escorts that runs the essentials.

 

This fusebox would be specifically for the additions Ive made so I can take all these randomly placed inline fused points and bring them all together in one place making it easier for me to maintain and operate them and allow me to dispense with the random fused points currently in place.

 

now I could simply buy a shitload of the car fuse holders that snap together and make up a makeshift version of a fusebox but Id rather go for something that can be termed a bit more solid and permanent.

 

anyone understand what Im after ere.....or better still got suggestions for were Id be able to acquire such a thing?

 

I am assuming such things exists if for no other reason than for use in motorsport or trackday kit cars that run on simplified electrics that make the use of a standard more complicated fusebox redundant.

 

Id even consider using older fuse setups that can sometimes be found on the original Austin Mini's if need must.

 

come on people.....suggestions!

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Sounds like a sensible idea!

 

how about something like this:

 

linky

 

no idea if it would work for the application, but i guess something along those lines would be ideal

 

 

typical I couldnt find feckall on eGay myself, but generally yer thats what I meant.

 

however I was hoping to supply power to the secondary in the same fashion the OEM box is powered, with a high gauge wire direct from the battery then supply the additionals out from the box......I just cant see if thats how that box's setup works.

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so,

 

Most of us have at one time or another had additional electric's added to our motors (such as boost controllers, gauges, non OEM fogs, non OEM central locking etc) and anybody with half a braincell will have fused every one of these add ons.

 

Now most the time this just means that theres a couple of select wires stuffed up behind the dash with inline fuses in them that rarely or ever blow and so dont really cause concern.

 

However,

 

as Phil (smithyandco) will testify the escort I bought of him was by far the lowest of the low in terms of electrics, no lecky windows, no central locking, no fogs....basically a model so low it makes a CL look luxurious.

 

obviously I set about changing this and after repairing some previous botched wiring installs I brought the car back upto the present day level,

 

a list of the electrical additions Ive made,

 

full electric windows

rear boot popper

front fogs

3x plasma gauges (Tach, Volt, Airflow)

1000w Amp and new headunit

rear lit dash cluster

remote central locking

Full closure alarm system

power sunroof

full custom built in bluetooth and Iphone compatibility system.

 

now Im a self admitted smidge of a control freak and like to know whats going on around me at all times, that said it obviously becomes increasingly more difficult to keep track of the additional wiring added to my car and if and when a fault occurs will be more of a job to pinpoint the cause when the wiring is in such a disorganized fashion (I also like things tidy...... especially things Ive done)

 

so Ive came to the conclusion that It would be a great deal more efficient and neat to run all these additional fused electrics into one place or one dedicated fusebox with its own dedicated battery connection separate from the OEM one installed in all escorts that runs the essentials.

 

This fusebox would be specifically for the additions Ive made so I can take all these randomly placed inline fused points and bring them all together in one place making it easier for me to maintain and operate them and allow me to dispense with the random fused points currently in place.

 

now I could simply buy a shitload of the car fuse holders that snap together and make up a makeshift version of a fusebox but Id rather go for something that can be termed a bit more solid and permanent.

 

anyone understand what Im after ere.....or better still got suggestions for were Id be able to acquire such a thing?

 

I am assuming such things exists if for no other reason than for use in motorsport or trackday kit cars that run on simplified electrics that make the use of a standard more complicated fusebox redundant.

 

Id even consider using older fuse setups that can sometimes be found on the original Austin Mini's if need must.

 

come on people.....suggestions!

when i done my mki escort zetec conversion i used the little fuse box that lives in the engine bay of a mk1 mondeo there is a few fuses and relays too :thumb:

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typical I couldnt find feckall on eGay myself, but generally yer thats what I meant.

 

however I was hoping to supply power to the secondary in the same fashion the OEM box is powered, with a high gauge wire direct from the battery then supply the additionals out from the box......I just cant see if thats how that box's setup works.

 

You mean like the ones you get for ICE? I'll get you a link, but there are loads of them knocking around.

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How's this

 

There are 4 output versions, too.

 

 

more closer on the input style but not what I'm after in fuse configuration.

 

Id rather remain with the standard blade fuse type rig as it doesn't deviate to greatly from the OEM setup and also to limit fuse variation and avoid me having to stock both types of fuse to replace a blown one.

 

plus Id also like the option of having it externally in the engine bay if I decide to go that way and amp and ice power distribution box's are more often than not internal use only.

 

The type John (jc) put up is visually what I'm after but preferably with a single power input (though if not available I could always run a large gauge feed to Johns suggestion and split it individually upon reaching it)

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aye I noted that one earlier and it does seem to meet all the requirements barring only a small niggle, it appears to be quite bulky to me and I was hoping if possible to keep all the fuses in one long row so I could conceal it within the dash were Id decided would be a convenient place for ease of access if It was to be kept inside the cab area.

 

worth keeping in mind if all else fails tho.

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have a look at this product has a hot lead but its raised up

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ATC-ATO-6-G...sQ5fAccessories

 

also watch the vid it shows you the product in more detail its also american but you should be able to get one sent here

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have a look at this product has a hot lead but its raised up

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ATC-ATO-6-G...sQ5fAccessories

 

also watch the vid it shows you the product in more detail its also american but you should be able to get one sent here

 

 

bit ugly but appears to be what Im after (and its hidden anyway)

 

....... bet this will take a month to get ere from yank land now Ive ordered it.

 

cheers fella

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