Is there any reason for putting in a fuse block for 6 volt lighting?
You might need one if you're installing a V-6.
oops, I see what your talking about mike. "V6 lighting and fuses".
I don't know about "just for lighting", but it's a good idea to install a fuse in the system, the text in this drawing covers the best location to protect the maximum amount of wiring:
Fuses are always good to have in an electrical system.
They protect you for short circuits and stupidity
Yes, for the same reasons you'd put in a fuse block for anything else. My opinion is if you aren't showing it or something like that where you'd lose points, add a fuse. You can hide them away. To me having been in a car fire due to lack of proper fuses, it is a nice thing to have.
For the curious: My buddy's car burnt to the ground from a short from a new stereo. Soundproofing caught fire. I was in the back seat and had to go through the rear window.
You don't need a fuse block but you do need a fuse for sure!
An inline 20 amp fuse installed from point G to terminal block #3 would be perfect. The local auto parts stores carry an inline fuse holder that uses the GM type fuses. That type of fuse seems to be the most trouble free.
What Bud said. Covers it all.
Has anyone had a fuse protect their Model T wiring? The answer is yes.
Out on a trip one day the engine died. I quickly found the lights didn't work either. Fuse had blown. Being on the side of the freeway with cars going past at 120km/h, I just got one of my jumper leads connected from battery terminal to coil box to get me out of there.
When I had time to look, the cutout terminal screw (battery side) was just touching the generator.
Had that fuse not been there, I'd be having to repair my wiring harness.
The wiring at point G to terminal #3 should be 12 Gauge. To provide good protection for the wiring and to prevent "nuisance blowing" of the fuses, it is accepted practice to fuse systems at 1.25 times the normal design current. Since the T (and Model A too for that matter) are both 20 amp systems, I suggest that the fuse should be a 25 amp fuse but also for maximum protection of all wiring, put the fuse holder as near Point G as practical since all wiring from the fuse to point G will be unprotected by the fuse while all wiring from the fuse to point #3 and beyond will be protected by the fuse. Fuses are to protect the car wiring and this main fuse is to prevent catastrophic event so place the fuse where it is needed and not where it is convenient. Fuse it with a short wire (only inches) from Point G to the fuse holder and make sure the fuse holder is weather proof since it will be just under the main floor board.
I put a fuse on everything. So they do not show; I put them in the battery compartment.