Help finding fusible link for 75 Duster

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  1. 340mouse

    340mouse Well-Known Member

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    Need help finding a fusible link for my 75 Duster 360, thought I found one at NationalMoparts but it was for a 74 and the connectors are opposite to 75
    fusible link is on the bulkhead
    the fusible link goes into the bulkhead and then connects into a clawlike connector on the red
    10 gauge wire,
    this is the ( ce 3 ) fusible link in the 1975 body service manual(wiring diagrams)
    rather lengthy description, but need to find that fusible link if it is out there.
    Thanks for any help.
    Dave
     
  2. straightlinespeed

    straightlinespeed Sometimes I pretend to be normal Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    First question.. Did yours blow?? If so, have you figured out why?

    Second question.. Have you ever considered making your own? They sell fusible link wire in auto parts stores. Heck I have 2 different sizes of it, I would snip you off a length and mail it to you if you tell me the size you need, then add your ends and reuse the connectors. I may even have the connectors you need, but would need to see a picture.
     
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    • 67Dart273

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      If you have that one, I'd just splice it to what you have. The parts stores used to sell generic ones but the descriptions make them "hard to deal with" I would DARN sure find out why. Most of these NEVER blow, and they are darn poor protection
       
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      Thanks Guys
      Not a show car by any means but trying to keep it stock,
      The plastic connector broke or fell apart, wire seems OK though.
       
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      What would you use instead?
       
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      Im curious why you say this? Only reason I ask is because I was looking at installing a Maxi-fuse when I rewired my car, but EZ-Wire said do not do that and reinstall the fusible link wire.
       
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      Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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      Not sure but I think these terminals are what you need . Then use correct gauge fusible wire.
      Packard 56 Series Connectors & Terminals
      Not sure if chart helps but you can buy small rolls of the wire. I made spare wires I keep in my glove box. Never had to replace one though. As said something usually causes them to go. Loose connection in bulkhead hopefully or a short.

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      Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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        Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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        Last post #8 did you read this?
        Quote: 5. Connect a fusible link to the starter relay stud. Crimp-splice in a piece of suitable (heavy-gauge) wire, and connect the other end to the alternator stud. That’s it....firewall problems bypassed forever!
         
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        Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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        Actually not. Rick only bypasses the bulkhead connector for battery charging. All other power needs go through the original connector.
        I wouldn't give any advice about modfications to a '75 without seeing the layout. It may already have wiring that splits feeds, somewhat like a '76 does.

        If its a flat connector, that may work. Sometimes the Packard 56 terminals and connectors will work and sometimes they are too tight or too loose when mated with Chrysler terminals, which are closest to Packard 58.

        Dave if you can post a screenshot and/or photo of the link location on the car and/or the diagram, that would be helpful.
        Every year is a little different and '75 is right about when additional feed wires and fusible links were being added. A lot of the later fusible links use a bullet type connector which has more contact area than the flat terminals.
         
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        toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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        I see Classic Industries has them (one anyway)
         
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        Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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        Chrysler Fusible Link Color Key
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        from: Electrical Issues - MiniMopar Resources

        Example of the bullet type terminals in a 'round' connectors.
        This looks like factory setup used on some '73 to 75? cars that required at least two fusible links.
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        Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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        Not directly related but I wish people - Rick in this case - would stop calling all black wires negative.
        "Notice that the “black” (negative) side of the ammeter was the factory’s choice for accessory current take-off."
        The Black Wire connected to the Ammeter is NOT a negative or ground wire!
        The Black wire connected to the ammeter is a HOT wire.

        This has been a public service message.
        You can now return to your regular programming.
         
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        • 340mouse

          340mouse Well-Known Member

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          Matt, I can't load a pic here, but I can e=mail a photo, I don't have a cell either, damn, am I old!!!!
           
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          Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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          Here's the photo of the link
          If anyone knows where he can get one (I don't have a part number), notice the wire terminal is in the non-hook portion of the connector.
          The other terminal is in the bulkhead with the extra molded seal.
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          Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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          Might be the same as used on some '74 Valiant and Darts
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          Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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          Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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          these are the NOS ones i have. i don`t know the applications

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