Glass Fuses

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    What year did the 2nd gen change from glass fuses to ATO fuses
     
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    1980 was the first year for the “blade” fuses.
     
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    Thanks, the reason for my ask is I just found an 80 model that has glass fuses and I have an 80 model and it has ATO fuses
     
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    It may have had the fuse block replaced.

    As far as I know it wasn’t a mid-year change.

    There were a few other wiring differences too.

    The 80 models had two 16 gauge fusible links at the starter while earlier years only had a single 14 gauge fusible link.
     
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    The car was built in Nov of 79, vin and data tag shows it to be an 80, maybe they had left over fuse boxs, the harness is still all intact in the car, motor is long gone
     
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    It was built in Nov 79, maybe it was a left over harness, the vin and data tag show it to be a 80 model, the harness is still intact in the car, the motor is long gone
     
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    My 80 was built 10-08 (build sheet date) so it was even earlier than November.

    Mine is a Van Nuys car and I’m positive it is the original wiring and fuse block.
     
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    This a Norwood car, would have been a lot of trouble to swap a harness, I'm thinking about upgrading to a new harness anyway. Just strange to see this. It looks very factory, as far as the fuse block and under dash wiring goes
     
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    I have a 70 model with blade fuses...don’t under estimate what can and has been modified in the cars over the years. It’s not rocket science to swap a wire harness. I have done it on a couple of cars. They sell factory replacement harnesses. People like me swap them out because people hack them up with stereo installs, gauge additions etc..etc..
     

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