Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 911 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Certified Porsche Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 86
Garage
ReFuze feedback

I have a 1967 911 that I used to use as a daily driver. About 6 years ago I was driving in a torrential downpour (think monsoon and you will be about right) and my car died.

I opened the bonnet and my fuse box was sparking. It was actually pretty scary at the time. The problem was the old fuse box was actually shorting to the brackets below. I managed to disconnect the battery and isolate the two and drove home soaking wet that night.

That weekend I changed my fuse box for a modern one from a local auto parts store. It looked like cr@p! Sure form follows function but when you have a nice Porsche a bit of form is nice too. In those 6 years it has annoyed me..ALOT.

Anyway I tell you this because recently I found ReFuze. I have just bought a ReFuze from Alan and I have to say it is excellent. The quality of the craftsmanship is OEM style, I wont install it until this weekend but I already feel happier. I will also be able to get rid of that POS auto parts one.

If anyone is looking for a modern fuse box that maintains the classic look then I recommend speaking to Alan at ReFuze. He is a good guy.



Old 12-28-2017, 11:38 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Burlington, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,610
1st I have seen this product.. Looks great..
__________________
Ben

914-6 2.4s GT tribute.
914-6werkshop.com manufacturer of 914-6, GT, Conversion parts
Old 12-29-2017, 04:28 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
The Dude abides...
 
bigel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 1,058
Garage
Looks like a nice product. Would be interested to see pictures of the install once finished.
__________________
Steve
'87 Targa Granite Green
Old 12-29-2017, 04:48 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Burlington, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,610
They look to be pretty expensive at 300 plus but if they work..
__________________
Ben

914-6 2.4s GT tribute.
914-6werkshop.com manufacturer of 914-6, GT, Conversion parts
Old 12-29-2017, 05:35 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Vintage Owner
 
Jack Stands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Park Ridge, IL
Posts: 1,851
Garage
With all the ATO style fuse blocks around, you’d imagine there should be an inexpensive alternative, but this seems to be the only choice that fits. With 3D printing, some inventive folks may come up with alternatives, but for now it’s probably best to bite the bullet and buy this one if you wish to update your fuses.
__________________
84 Targa
70 914-6
73 914-6 2.7 conversion (sold)
75 GMC Motorhome
Old 12-29-2017, 07:06 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
ROW '78 911 Targa
 
timmy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Salem, OR
Posts: 9,129
Garage
Lots of threads on this product. Here is one:
My "ReFuze" panel upgrade adventure

A few more:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/search.php?searchid=17029104
__________________
Dennis
Euro 1978 SC Targa, SSI's, Dansk 2/1, Bitz kit EFI.
Need a New Wiring Harness? PM or e-mail me. Search for "harnesses" in the classifieds.

Last edited by timmy2; 12-29-2017 at 07:30 AM..
Old 12-29-2017, 07:24 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: kcmo
Posts: 1,055
I installed a updated fuze block in my 356 but not this one. Nowhere near $300.00 tho.
Works great.and this one looks very much like it.
Old 12-29-2017, 07:43 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 22
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Stands View Post
With 3D printing, some inventive folks may come up with alternatives, but for now it’s probably best to bite the bullet and buy this one if you wish to update your fuses.
ReFuze is molded using automotive grade resin. I have not found any inexpensive 3D printing material that can stand up to the harsh automotive environment.

For more than a one off 3D printing times preclude even moderate volume production.

Maybe in the future 3D printing will be cost effective for more than a one off but my experience says we are not there yet.

Thanks for the feedback as only discussion solves problems.
__________________
"Never be gnawed by the rats of remorse" Bill Brockett

CDD Autogear manufactures ReFuze ATO fuse panels to retrofit all 356, 912 and 911 Porsches up to and including 1989
Old 12-29-2017, 11:24 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 22
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by sixbanger View Post
I installed a updated fuze block in my 356 but not this one. Nowhere near $300.00 tho.
Works great.and this one looks very much like it.
ReFuze for 356 is $200. Although that may seem expensive, ReFuze is made to be an exact replacement for the OEM block. It is the same size and has the same fuse spacing as the OEM block as well as having the correct internal shorting bars. No wire modifications are required so it is a drop in replacement. That makes it easy to return to OEM style if a NO desires to.

I'm glad that you found a solution for your 356. There are many off the shelf ATO fuse blocks but they are universal style and most require modification to the wire terminations using crimp on connectors.

Thanks for the feedback. I would be interested in seeing your installation. PM me if you care to share a photo.
__________________
"Never be gnawed by the rats of remorse" Bill Brockett

CDD Autogear manufactures ReFuze ATO fuse panels to retrofit all 356, 912 and 911 Porsches up to and including 1989
Old 12-29-2017, 11:36 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Eng-o-neer
 
Tremelune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,635
Seems like they missed a great opportunity to replace the awful Porsche relays with standard automotive relays...Maybe add some space for headlight relays, fuel pump, etc...
Old 12-30-2017, 12:39 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
RDM RDM is offline
Coram Deo
 
RDM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ramstein, Germany
Posts: 1,506
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tremelune View Post
Seems like they missed a great opportunity to replace the awful Porsche relays with standard automotive relays...Maybe add some space for headlight relays, fuel pump, etc...
You mean like the Classic Retrofit box? That costs a little more.

https://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/pel_search_2016.cgi?command=show_part_page&make=POR&model=795&section=elswch&page=9&bookmark=27&part_number=911-FPR
__________________
Dru
1980 911SC Targa • Petrol Blue Metallic • Cork special leather • Sport Seats • Limited Slip • 964 Cams • SSIs • Rennshifter
1990 250D Opawagen • 2003 C180T Kompressor Familienwagen 1971 280SE Beverly... hills that is
Old 12-30-2017, 01:55 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Eng-o-neer
 
Tremelune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,635
The Classic Retrofit is great, but $400 is tough to swallow. I like that they built headlight relays in, but I wish someone had a replacement panel for the round relays—they're pricey, replacements aren't built as well as the originals, and they all seem to fail regularly.
Old 12-30-2017, 03:05 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
Registered
 
Brown747's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Western WA
Posts: 575
Garage
Another thumbs up to Alan and his great replacement panel��
Plug n play. Small hemostat was of great help.

__________________
1978 SC coupe #1834

Last edited by Brown747; 07-24-2020 at 10:10 PM..
Old 07-23-2020, 10:38 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
Caveman Hammer Mechanic
 
ClickClickBoom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Boulder Creek CA
Posts: 3,290
Garage
I did this and it’s great! My ‘84 fuses were consistently corroding and becoming intermittent. An afternoon or two and no more fuse fussiness. This was after driving home from Fresno in a torrential downpour and one taillight fuse finally corroded through.
__________________
1984 Carrera El Chupacabra
1974 Toyota FJ40 Turbo Diesel
"Easy, easy, this car is just the right amount of chitty"
"America is all about speed. Hot,nasty, bad ass speed."
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936
Old 07-23-2020, 10:50 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Cray Area
Posts: 243
Garage
I give a thumbs up to refuze.
__________________
1966 912 to 2.7 Frankencar
Old 07-24-2020, 09:11 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: PNW
Posts: 131
Garage
Same here. Replaced the rear fuse box with a ReFuze unit because it was old and crusty with corrosion. It's also a bit more cost effective than the Classic Retrofit piece.




Old 07-24-2020, 11:50 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 

Tags
feedback , refuze


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:00 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2020 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.