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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Well it wasn't you. ... so I guess you didn't just invent it.

It wasn't me that did yours no, and I didn't claim to have invented it. I just did it.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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I just checked my car.....it has exactly this system. Looks like the original, but has those modern plastic fuses with the two prongs.


So, when you say EXACTLY, do you mean similar, or the same, or alike?

Does yours have the original labelled covers also then??

Show us your box!



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Another small problem with the tube or glass fuses, is that they all look exactly similar, or even the same. It's very hard to differentiate the ratings as the numbers are hard to read and the fusible links often appear to be the same/similar/identical etc.

The blade fuses are of course colour coded, which makes it easy to tell them apart.

You can even buy led blade fuses, that light up when they've failed to make finding the fault very easy, especially at night.




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Another small problem with the tube or glass fuses, is that they all look exactly similar, or even the same. It's very hard to differentiate the ratings as the numbers are hard to read and the fusible links often appear to be the same/similar/identical etc.


Huh??? I have never had a problem with the glass tube fuses, they have most of the time large stamps on them with the amps, etc. And on the Mustangs the different ratings are different sizes.

Must be an Italian thing......



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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Huh??? I have never had a problem with the glass tube fuses, they have most of the time large stamps on them with the amps, etc. And on the Mustangs the different ratings are different sizes.

Must be an Italian thing......

depends on the brand you get, some are clearly stamped but you STILL have to look closely to see which rate it is. Some are stamped so faintly it's hard to read at all.

Further more, my 1979 MG Midget used to keep losing the glass type fuse continuity... they would vibrate and they'd look fine, but once removed from the holder one end would fall off and the problem was clear.

Of course, it only takes a few experiences of them to set up a mindset not to trust them. And I've had those few experiences.

I might add not with any of them in a Birdman fusebox mind you. They're a great product and I'd encourage anyone to buy them. They're easy to fit yourself in under an hour and are nicely priced.

My custom job took me 4 hours to get done plus the cost of materials. It's not a good business proposition as there's no way I can charge out that time efficiently.



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I hate wiring cars but it has to be done. Now days these 45 year old classics need new wiring.

It's easy now days though with the kits out there.....

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So, when you say EXACTLY, do you mean similar, or the same, or alike?

Does yours have the original labelled covers also then??

Show us your box!

good question!! i'm not like you, so I'll say I can't tell any difference from looking with my untrained eye, but it may not be identical.

Yes it has the original labelled covers.

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It's not a good business proposition as there's no way I can charge out that time efficiently.

Should I comment...should I....should I???????????????


nahhhhhhhhhhh
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I haven't waxed!


That is a fetish in some circles.........    :tilt:


Anyhoo, waxing is so 90's, get one of those hair removal machines! Works wonders.



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