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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 11, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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I know there are others on here that like the "New System" for power distribution discussed and on the MADelectrical site. One of the small but important parts of that system is the power distribution block which is also good for anybody adding accessories not originally installed on our first gens and/or using relays to supply full power to these items. I have looked for a while for another source for these and found it cheap ($3.18) from our good old dealer parts counter. I didn't know this is exactly what is used in the new system (maybe I'm just slow ). They came on many GM vehicles from 82-92. The problem is they are discontinued but many dealers still have them (#10098794) so check the next time you are at the dealer and stock up. In fact if you find a bunch let me know - I could use more.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 4th, 11, 10:43 PM
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Re: Perfect Power Distribution

They were OE on all 1st gens and are readily available.
The place generally used for auxilary power however is the horn relay's buss-bar. Power windows, A/C, Convertible power top are all powered from there.

This is the correct 1st gen type.. http://www.heartbeatcity.com/store/p...ock--67-68-69/

But the $3.18 is good at 1/2 the usual price.

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Re: Perfect Power Distribution

Hey Larry if you wind up needing something else for inside the car, these Cooper Bussman fuse blocks work well also for supplying stuff. They're a little smaller than a pack of cigarettes and most parts stores have them in the electrical stuff. They're rated for up to 30A fuses. I've got two under my console with a fused cable feeding one from the battery so it's always hot. One of the 30A fused legs of that one goes across an ignition keyed relay so the other one is hot when the car is on.



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I have converted to an internally regulated alternator and installed a new harness so I have removed the horn relay and regulator from the radiator support. I installed one of the above to supply power to the relays for my lights and fan. Have another on the firewall where the output batt wire from the alternator goes and is the main power distribution on the car now. The main power wire from the dash is there along with feeding the power to the junction block up front, and voltage sensing from the alternator. All these power connections use fusible links. Its an easy system to add stuff to in the future. Steiner, you could run power to the above always hot fuse block (which are pretty clever too) from the block on the firewall which will always be at 14V. Thanks for the input.

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