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Old 03-17-2007, 10:53 AM
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Birdman's Wonderful Fuse Box!

Today I fitted my new fuse boxes to my 308. Wow, in just half an hour I transformed the electric windows, the headlights in fact everything electrical! It all works again; probably better than 30 years ago when the car was made..
the only problem was having to pay £15.00 customs tax..
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:57 AM
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Center photo, fuse, second from the right....looks like it blew and someone soldered it back?
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:02 AM
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Center photo, fuse, second from the right....looks like it blew and someone soldered it back?
yeh, but it beats the nail that was in there before!
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:13 PM
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When I bought mine, they thought bigger was better !!- see photo- they replaced the melted 15a fuel pump fuse with an external fuseholder and a 30 A fuse !!! no way that one will blow. I have since changed the fuse blocks to Birdman's style blocks and factory fuse sizes, no problems since.
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:18 PM
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Center photo, fuse, second from the right....looks like it blew and someone soldered it back?
Aluminum foil will work too
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:41 PM
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Good work Nick.

Yes, Birdmans fuseblockS ROCK!




Now you can drive it with one less issue to worry about.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:22 PM
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Thanks for the update Nick and I'm glad they helped! They made ya pay tax on it???? Sheeesh!

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Old 03-19-2007, 08:03 PM
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Thanks for the update Nick and I'm glad they helped! They made ya pay tax on it???? Sheeesh!

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yes $30.00! Next time best put it down as a gift..
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:22 AM
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That is the FIRST time I have ever heard anyone have to pay import duty on a set of fuseblocks. But $30 on a $129 item seems a little steep!

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Old 03-20-2007, 06:36 AM
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That is the FIRST time I have ever heard anyone have to pay import duty on a set of fuseblocks. But $30 on a $129 item seems a little steep!

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Old 03-20-2007, 06:46 AM
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Is there anyway to get the mat grabbers to work on a GT4?
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:30 AM
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Man!! Highway robbery!!!

Matt grabbers should work fine on a GT4. Tell ya what, since you would be the first person to test them in a GT4, you can be a beta tester and I'll send you a pair free to go with the fuseblocks. (Now watch, everyone that ever bought a fuseblock is going to want a retroactive free pair...)

No, this is to test the GT4 fit!!

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Old 03-22-2007, 04:39 PM
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Man!! Highway robbery!!!

Matt grabbers should work fine on a GT4. Tell ya what, since you would be the first person to test them in a GT4, you can be a beta tester and I'll send you a pair free to go with the fuseblocks. (Now watch, everyone that ever bought a fuseblock is going to want a retroactive free pair...)

No, this is to test the GT4 fit!!

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Hi Birdman,
your fuseblock concept works also on GT4. About 2 years ago had to fabricate for my 76 GT4 half fuse bloc ( the black on the right ) using a strip of aluminum and 9 fuse holders bought in Chicago on the local radio store. So that I believe to have been so far the only GT4 owner ( at least in Europe ) to have 9 fuses on the original bloc and 9 on Birdman designed bar. It works absolutely fine, plan to complete the job over Eastern week.

Thanks anyway for the inspiration,
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Old 03-22-2007, 04:45 PM
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Thanks but I know that. There are a LOT of GT4s running my blocks.

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Old 03-23-2007, 03:24 PM
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Import duty on fuseblocks

Import Duty can be a killer in the UK. And I just love the way that ParcelForce charge you for err charging you ! and you pay vat on all that too!

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ps, Hey Birdman, come payday at the end of the month I'll be ordering some fuseblocks from you
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Old 03-24-2007, 05:05 PM
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Hi guys , I'm over in the uk , I have a 84 308 QV Euro,
I've seen various threads and heard a few stories about the 308's electrics.
What are the problems that these cars face ? and does Birdman's fuse box solve them ?
The only problem I've encountered so far is static build up , it sometimes interferes with the indicators or the lazer jammer I've had fitted and I sometimes here a clicking noise come from the fuse box .
Is there something more I should be aware of ?
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:43 PM
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Birdman describes and shows the problems clearly in the “Fuseblock” section of his web site: www.birdmanferrari.com/

My ’83 QV OEM fuseblocks were actually in very good shape but I replaced them with Birdman’s anyway, just to avoid problems in the future. I also replaced all the relays, as they don’t last forever and are used to control essential things like the fuel pump, radiator fans, etc. I found the best prices for relays at www.RockAuto.com, but from the UK you may find a better source.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:26 PM
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I got my birdman fuseblocks in the mail today (thanks Birdman!) I need to finish figuring out my taxes before I can install them but I'm looking forward to doing so. Everything in my 85 QV has been working fine but I did blow the fuel pump fuse once last summer. The original fuseblocks were known to be weak so you can't go wrong installing some new ones.

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Old 03-24-2007, 11:26 PM
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I got my Birdman fuseblocks in the mail today (thanks Birdman!) I need to finish figuring out my taxes before I can install them but I'm looking forward to doing so. Everything in my 85 QV has been working fine but I did blow the fuel pump fuse once last summer. The original fuseblocks were known to be weak so you can't go wrong installing some new ones.

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Old 03-25-2007, 01:58 PM
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Another RHD fusebox picture

Birdman,

I took a picture of my fusebox setup. UK car RHD, chassis 13500

Hope it helps.

Lee

btw, I'm had many parcels delivered from the US. To not draw attention to a parcel I would advise declaring a low value, stating used car parts and parhaps removing your Birdman's Ferrari... from the address label. I would imaging that the word Ferrari kind of attracts attention ; )
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