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post #1 of 12 Old 01-08-2014, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Should I or shouldn't I?

The prevailing option is that the Birdman fuseblock is the way to go but my original one looks almost pristine. Is it worth being proactive and changing them out?
I'm more concerned with reliability than originality and am comfortable doing it myself.

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I say swap them and use the original covers to keep your loose change in.

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Biggest mistake would be not doing it......unless of course you like the smell of melting wires. Factory rivets create massive resistance as they age.

Keep old boxes for a future sale.

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Go for it.

Smoke in the cabin of your lovely GT4 is not good. Birdman box does make a difference.

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Thanks guys.
The fuse locks are ordered.

Now about those old relays....
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Old relays are OK.....Bosch made really great stuff way back when. Little emery cloth on contacts is always a good idea.
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The local Carquset has been able to source all the relays and the fuseblock has been ordered. When it will arrive is still uncertain.
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You won't regret it. Last Fall I swapped my OEM fuse blocks to a set of ATC style along with replacing the relays. The difference was night and day. My old blocks had been soldered at the rivets by a PO, but they're still just an old setup.
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New fuse blocks and relays are in.
Both fans now work.
Thank you Birdman

The left block had been replaced at some point previously with this white unit. Anyone familiar with it?
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Taking into consideration of the variety of jumper options, these boxes could fit multiple applications....As I recall, when new, one box was white the other black, although there were slight subtleties in the actual box construction, depending on the specific model application.

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Taking into consideration of the variety of jumper options, these boxes could fit multiple applications....As I recall, when new, one box was white the other black, although there were slight subtleties in the actual box construction, depending on the specific model application.
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Odd that they'd use two entirely different blocks but given that its a Ferrari I guess that all is possible.
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Two different blocks, with four different part numbers for the left one and two part numbers for the right one. And that's just for the early GT4. All variants of the 3x8, excluding the 328 used these boxes, as well as the Boxers. As you said, anything is possible... :-)

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