'Dog bone' fuse replacement 'How To'


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'Dog bone' fuse replacement 'How To'

Postby NKYWinger » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:28 pm



:?: I thought I'd seen a 'How To' on wiring in a modern fuse as a replacement for the dog bone fuse.....can't find it.... :?: Am I just getting old or just inept??????


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Re: 'Dog bone' fuse replacement 'How To'

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:00 pm

I did this on my 83 and 84.I had no further problems with charging or over voltage.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12522

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Re: 'Dog bone' fuse replacement 'How To'

Postby NKYWinger » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:15 pm

Virgil-thanks for the link; I've already done the stator wires - looking at the pictures, I didn't see any about replacing the dog bone fuse....maybe I just need new glasses...LOL
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Re: 'Dog bone' fuse replacement 'How To'

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:02 am

Actually I didn't "replace" it.I eliminated it.In the pictures,you'll find where I cut the 2 red wires off the start solenoid and soldered a 30 amp fuse and holder to them.The soldered ring on the other end connected right to the battery lug on the solenoid.This is a complete bypass of the corroded plug and dog bone fuse

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Re: 'Dog bone' fuse replacement 'How To'

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:10 am

Simplest way is to remove the dog bone..then attach a 30 amp blade fuse holder with eyelets on the wire ends right to the two screw holes that the dog bone was attached with that's it!!

If you cut little notches in the cover's sides you can even lock up the cover..the fuse will just sort of hang there..
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Re: 'Dog bone' fuse replacement 'How To'

Postby NKYWinger » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:54 am

Thanks guys! I saw the sequence in the pics; just have to make sure my soldering gun has the juice to properly solder heavier gauge wire...
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Re: 'Dog bone' fuse replacement 'How To'

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:53 pm

RBGERSON wrote:Simplest way is to remove the dog bone..then attach a 30 amp blade fuse holder with eyelets on the wire ends right to the two screw holes that the dog bone was attached with that's it!!


I agree....
However on mine,the plug and pins were corroded.All white powder....really nasty.I couldn't get power to go through them very dependably.
Even the copper wire was tarnished black in the crimped connection.
.....So that's the reason I completly bypassed the plug and dog bone connections all togeather.
I found similar corrosion on the pulse coil plug,regulator/rectifier module too.
All is well and stable now.




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