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Combining my interests ....

I needed a power distribution block for my Fairlane, and I have some 1x2 scrap maple ...

Those are carriage bolts. I have cut one to length, but not the other yet.
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Have you tried a salvage yard? That is not a safe setup.

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Have you tried a salvage yard? That is not a safe setup.
I am curious ... what is not safe about it? Does maple conduct electricity?

Here is a typical stud type power junction block. How is mine less safe than that?
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Hi Chris

Should work just fine
I should post a picture of the one I have under the hood of my truck and it's been in place for about 15 years..


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Here is a typical stud type power junction block. How is mine less safe than that?



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Should work just fine
I should post a picture of the one I have under the hood of my truck and it's been in place for about 15 years..


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Please do, I'd love to see it.
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Hi, Chris.

As somebody wrote "necesity is invention's mother"

Well done!!!

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If the terminals remain exposed as shown in the photo it is not safe. A short across them could cause a fire. I was an auto mechanic for over 35 years and wired many vechiles and always did it the proper way.

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If the terminals remain exposed as shown in the photo it is not safe. A short across them could cause a fire. I was an auto mechanic for over 35 years and wired many vechiles and always did it the proper way.
John, I'm still confused ... is this style of device inherently unsafe as well?



How is it different from mine? They both have an exposed post and they both attach to the car with bolt(s).
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Sorry Chris, when I looked at the picture on the righi I missed the piece of wood. I noticed the cinnections to the right. Your method should work.

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Sorry Chris, when I looked at the picture on the righi I missed the piece of wood. I noticed the cinnections to the right. Your method should work.
Thanks John. As an auto mechanic, you have a lot more knowledge in that area than I have. Your approval on this topic is important to me.
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