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Hey Guys I have all my wiring under my seat in my street rod.With all the connections it looks like a rats nest. I wanted to know if you can use a electrical block/thermial block for my power suppy.I would have one power scorse going in and feed power to other things.I know you can use blocks for grounding things,but for power supply i am not sure.

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You need to feed all circuits from a fuse block. If you are trying to use the original wiring I would abandon that idea and purchase a good quality wiring kit. They are not that expensive and make a rewiring job a breeze.

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Doc here,

After you remove ALL the old wires, Start at the solenoid main bolt, There , Install a proper fusible link trident, Run that wire From there to The Fuse block, and Switched Ignition Buss, and a third to the alternator power.

Decide whether or not your fuse buss will be switched, (key on/ Acc ) or unswitched, or split buss (both 1/2 switched, 1/2 unswitched)

If it's to be all switched, wire it direct from the Ignition switch.

If it's to be split buss, Isolate both sides, and wire one to your fusible link, the other to your switch On/Acc...

If you have HIGH current draw devices, like an electric cooling fan, or want safer, brighter headlights, you must use Relays..to control the power from your battery fuse link to the draw, and the switched , fused side to control the relay coil.

You Can use a standard (properly gauged ) terminal block, BUT you need fuse / Fusible link protection...A Terminal setup won't prevent fires in case of shorts...

As suggested, you can get an AZ or Painless kit for around $200..and start from scratch, OR you can get just a fuseblock and wire from there..you can get one here:


Or you might just try the local bone yard for one that suits your needs.

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