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I have recently picked up another B model tractor (this one is drivable) its a 58 B61LT, one thing i noticed is that there is NO fuse panel or breaker panel in the glove box, there is just a flat piece of steel where it would be with wiring mounted to the back of it but no fuses visible, all of the books i have show a fuse panel at the normal location, is this normal did some trucks have them and some not? the guy i bought this from has about 10 B models running condition all with the exception of two do not have fuse panels

Mike

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Are you sure there aren't breakers on the back of the flat steel panel?When they changed from fuses to breakers,they were mounted on the backside,you took the screws out of the panel and pulled it out to gain acess to them.

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Are you sure there aren't breakers on the back of the flat steel panel?When they changed from fuses to breakers,they were mounted on the backside,you took the screws out of the panel and pulled it out to gain acess to them.

i pulled out the flat panel and noticed things that looked like two post relays i am assuming that those are the breakers, the breakers that i have seen in the B models had red reset buttons visible when you open the glove box, i guess that there were several types used i just cant find the ones that i have in my manuals, still alot to learn bout these trucks

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Mike

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i pulled out the flat panel and noticed things that looked like two post relays i am assuming that those are the breakers, the breakers that i have seen in the B models had red reset buttons visible when you open the glove box, i guess that there were several types used i just cant find the ones that i have in my manuals, still alot to learn bout these trucks

Thanks Superdog

Mike

my 65 b42 has those as well, my 57 b61 has fuses, not sure how those breakers work.

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The breakers with out reset buttons reset them selves when they cool own. Both types of breakers use a Bi-Metallic strip (like in the old Chevy Chokes). At a specific temperature the Bi-metal strip opens the breakers points to cut power to the circuit. On the "automatic breakers when the Bi-metal strip cools, the points close and the circuit becomes live again. My B61 has a mix of both types of breakers because they have been changed over the years.. Paul

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