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    Default Fusable Links tied together

    In the wiring diagrams, I thought I saw these as separate wires with their own eyelets, but as is shown in the following pic, mine are all bundled together with one wire coming out. Is this typical for an 86 GT harness?

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    85 GT Hatchback, T-Tops. Rebuilt 302, 10.6:1, Edelbrock Alum heads, Performer Intake, full EFI swap from 86, 3.73 Posi 8.8, 5 lug Cobra 13" fr and 12.6" rear disc swap, MM SubFrame Connectors, MM Panhard Bar, MM front A-Arms, MM rear control arms, Raceland Coilovers, T5 with Centerforce DF Clutch.

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    The one wire looks like the stock 2g alt power wires to me. Hooks into a yellow and is that a small red wire or is there a stripe? Hard to tell. All of my greens were bleached to yellow on all of my wire colors.

    But just to clarify, you are saying all the fuseable links are hooked into that cable?
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    Yea, the small red wire has a yellow stripe I think. The other fuseable links from that harness come together to the one eyelet. There is another fuseable link in the ECM/PCM harness that comes from the passenger side and ends by these above.
    85 GT Hatchback, T-Tops. Rebuilt 302, 10.6:1, Edelbrock Alum heads, Performer Intake, full EFI swap from 86, 3.73 Posi 8.8, 5 lug Cobra 13" fr and 12.6" rear disc swap, MM SubFrame Connectors, MM Panhard Bar, MM front A-Arms, MM rear control arms, Raceland Coilovers, T5 with Centerforce DF Clutch.

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    Yes, it's normal to have a bundle of fusible links tied together, then connected through another fusible link,
    to the starter relay post. The EVTM diagrams show this more clearly than the plain wiring diagrams.

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    Yep, the big black round thing is the factory crimp. My 85 was pretty interesting. I didn't know they did it that way either!! It's something to consider when you start putting bigger alternator and lots of power hungry things in the car. Especially an amp. Run a cable directly to the battery...don't tie on something inside the car!!
    1985 GT, Sunroof, 5 Lug, Rear Discs, 01 Graphite Bullets, 88 forged piston shortblock, 2.02/1.60 Alum heads, Weiand Stealth, Holley C950 TBI, BBK Long tubes

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