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    Ok,

    So I have been working on a solution to replace fusible links with blade type fuses, what I am looking for are female spade connectors that are the correct width as the original fusible links - these guys are a bit wider than what is readily available. If anyone knows where I can source these, I would appreciate a note. It really is a simple solution that allows you to keep everything looking stock and not hack up your harness. When I get these all done, I'll post pics.
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    I believe that is the ticket! Thank you very much!
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    Hook up?
    1977 280Z 5 Speed
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    Do you know where my Grandpa's 240z is? He sold it around 1994. I think it was a 72. It was orange with black interior and some sort of scissors style aftermarket crank up sunroof. I think it was sold to a fellow pharmacist and I think he was from Egg Harbor Wisconsin. At the time the car had between 32-36k original miles. He sold it for the lowly sum of $3000-$3500. My grandpa passed away a few years ago and I would like to know its whereabouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben's Z View Post
    Hook up?
    of course...
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    I am still working on this one guys....got some parts on the way...will update soon.
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    Lightbulb OK - Finished, looks promising...

    OK, I finally received the 8mm terminals I was looking for and finished up my "Fused Links" as replacements for the P.I.T.A. fusible links. Like I mentioned earlier it is a simple solution that allows you to keep everything looking stock and not hack up your harness. The hardest thing is finding a reliable source for 8mm female spade terminals.

    Initially, I used 25 and 30 Amp blade fuses but will be moving to the appropriate sizes once I confirm them - and I'll update this post. One source is atlanticzcar.

    So what I did was make pigtails in red and black to match the original fusible link colors on my Z. I placed std size female spade terminals on the fuses , then I used shrink tubing to protect and dress it up. On the other ends I used the 8mm female spade terminals and placed them into the housings. Please see the related pics.

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    What is important is to keep the concept of the fusible link intact. I believe that blade fuses - sized on the conservative side, will provide the same function - to protect the downstream circuitry. Blade fuses appear to be quicker on the draw when a problem arises.

    It is important to note that if a fusible link or fuse is popping, then you must dig in and find out the root cause of the short. Clever fusible link solutions (including this one) will not repair the problem, just change how it is presented. Placing larger Amp fuses will only melt your harness and possibly burn-up your ride.

    We'll see how it goes...
    Andrew (ZCurves)
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