Tidying up power distribution

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by Electra Bob, May 15, 2020.

  1. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    As soon as you start adding things that 'must be connected directly to the battery!' (I'm pointing at you, Holley Sniper!) things can get a bit messy with additional power taps on a battery. Decided to do something about it and also add a quick disconnect for easy on/off when working on the car or when smoke starts coming out from under the dash with the acrid odor of smoldering wire and rodent hair!

    The stock coolant overflow/recovery tank was eating up a lot of real estate where I wanted to put things so it had to go. Was pretty scruffy anyway.

    So added a ground disconnect switch and a bus bar box for all the connections. Much neater! As always - the pictures tell it better than words can. Without and with bus bar cover.

    Only thing I want to add is a terminal cover for the exposed positive battery post that can cover the starter and bus box feed wire.


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  2. 69GS&M21

    69GS&M21 Silver Level contributor

    Looks good!

    BRUCE ROE Well-Known Member

    Tidy and organized is good. I once had to move an overflow tank to
    the side opposite the radiator cap, but it worked OK. Ran a small
    copper tube all the way across, with a U turn after it passed the cap.
    Bruce Roe
  4. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    These Littelfuse jobbies are good for things like fans and other large amp hungry smokalators.

    I had used the resetting circuit breakers but had one "fuse" closed and made the wires popcorn making hot. And that's a bad thing when yer driving and trying to grin and impress the ladies.

    And Bob, I like that your mod has a good cover to keep the hot things protected from the stray wrench that seems to be the exact length to make perfect contact and letting all the sparkles out of the wires.

    A guy has to keep the sparkles in the wires, so they can do their magical stuff.

  5. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    If you let the sparkles out then the magic Lucas smoke is likely to follow and then you have a real problem!
  6. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    I'm using these guys - maxifuse - easy to find at NAPA:

    [​IMG] You can get covers for them too.

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