Monday, May 8, 2017

Another All-New Wiring Board: The Compact BlackBox Hp!

Racer's New BlackBox Hp - WB-15

Here’s the scoop on the BlackBox ® Hp, our new, dual-purpose wiring board:

The ever-popular full-size BlackBox, now has a smaller brother so there will be two sizes of BlackBox wiring boards. Just as important, the compact WB-15 BlackBox Hp retains all the successful and popular BlackBox features; One-side wiring, inline terminals, and fuses conveniently located right above their output terminals.


Dual-purpose design 
  • Serves as the foundation for a new street-rod or muscle car electrical system ...

  • Or it can replace or upgrade an existing rusty, damaged or inadequate OEM panel in a factory-wired car.

  • Narrow 5" width allows the Hp to fit in small spaces where the 9” BlackBox won’t fit. 



OE Replacement version includes:

  • Wire extender kit, 

  • Wire label kit

  • Tab adapters so it can be easily installed to the vehicle's factory wiring harness.

  • Specialized instructions



Every kit includes complete instructions



So why the new models?  
Over the years we've had requests for a simpler, smaller fuse-panel wiring-board for the less-complicated street rods and custom car builds.  At the same time, we've discovered there's a great market for replacement fuse panels for already-wired or stock vehicles that have a corroded or damaged fuse panel. The BlackBox Hp has the same design as our full-size BlackBox and installs identically as the basis of a new wiring system so this version was relatively easy to create.

The OE replacement version addresses the special requirements of replacement panel so the Hp includes wire extensions for the short wires that remain after the factory panel comes out and output tab adapters to allow factory wiring to "plug & play" onto the BlackBox Hp. The kit also includes heat-shrink wire labels since the plug-in OE wires often hide or cover the wiring board's printed labels. 

So, how does it look when installed?
Here's a BlackBox Hp installed into a 1960 GM car; an example of how well it works as a replacement fuse panel

BlackBox Hp Features: 
9 fuses, 18 marked circuits
Built-in Turn Signal or Hazard flasher
Dual-footprint flasher location also accepts our LED "No-Load" flasher
Easy to wire "Euro" input power block

Inputs: Battery , Accessory, Ignition, Panel light +

Outputs:  Wiper, Radio, HVAC, Back-up, Flasher, Instrument lights, Lighter, Dome, Clock, Stop, Tail, Gauges, Ignition, Fuel pump, 2 Extra Accy, 1 Extra Battery, & Option Relay

Option Relay: Flexible-use relay for (Horn, Fuel-Pump, HVAC, Hi-Beam, Button-Start, etc.)

Aluminum back plate: pre-drilled for two popular '60s GM panel hole-patterns is easily adapted to any car.
Made in USA!

The BlackBox Hp will be available in late May 2017 and can be ordered through our RacersRods.com website or by calling us at 208-660-2998 8-5PM Pacific Time Zone

Friday, October 21, 2016

WB-14 Sample Instructions

The WB-14 BlackBox is an all-new design and in addition to its new electrical design we've really stepped up our game with our instruction package too. Instructions are written for both the professional installer and the first-timer. Each instruction page covers a given system and takes you through a circuit wire by wire so you just take it one page at a time.

Our instructions are custom tailored for your car's major components; as of this writing, we have about 300 different schematics to cover various combinations of engine, ignition system, and charging systems for the major automotive brands. Not every car has a small block Chevy, HEI, and a one-wire alternator! (Though it does seem that way sometimes.<grin>)

Please take a look at these sample pages from one of our instruction manuals - These pages include the introductory pages, a sample wiring instruction page, and the last page which includes our warranty.

One of our strengths is our free, lifetime customer support. We receive calls every week from owners asking questions about the earliest BlackBox models sold over 30 years ago and believe me, they're very happy to still have technical support after all these years. It all starts with good documentation and instructions.

If you need a complete replacement package for your car, please give us a call and we'll set you right up.









Connections for WB-14 BlackBox Wiring Boards!

Just in case you're out and about with  hook-up question or you have a car with an Enos or Racers BlackBoxwiring board but have lost the instructions, here are the basic connections. This set is for WB-14 Wiring Boards only!  Connections are in different locations for other board models. For more detailed information, just give us a call and we can quickly email complete instructions.

Connections for WB-9,10,11,12 R4 Boards Only

Just in case you're out and about with  hook-up question or you have a car with an Enos or Racers wiring board but have lost the instructions, here are the basic connections. This set is for WB-9, 10, 11 wiring boards, R-4 only!  Connections are in different locations for other board models. For more detailed information, just give us a call and we can quickly email complete instructions.

Connections for WB-9, 10, & 11, R-1, R-2, and R-3 Wiring Boards!

Just in case you're out and about with  hook-up question or you have a car with an Enos or Racers wiring board but have lost the instructions, here are the basic connections. This set is for WB-9, 10, 11 wiring boards, R-1, R-2, and R-3 only!  Connections are in different locations for other board models. For more detailed information, just give us a call and we can quickly email complete instructions.

Connections for R-0 Wiring Boards!

Just in case you're out and about with  hook-up question or you have a car with an Enos or Racers wiring board but have lost the instructions, here are the basic connections. This set is for R-0 boards only!  Connections are in different locations for other board models. For more detailed information, just give us a call and we can quickly email complete instructions.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Announcing the all-new WB-14 BlackBox!

The All-New WB-14 BlackBox is finally here 

and we couldn't be more excited!

WB-14 LED Includes Two LED No-Load Flashers and Three Multi-Purpose Relays

Our new BlackBox design retains all the BlackBox elements that have been so successful and popular; One-side wiring, Inline terminal strips, Fuses conveniently located right above output terminals and the same attractive cover. At the same time the new design includes many new features that are sure to please both new and long-time users.

17 Fuses and 26 Labeled Circuits provide serious capability while terminal-type connections provide maximum flexibility. Fine Print: Labels now read from Driver's Side!



Easy to use "Euro" Input Blocks -

Battery Block includes "Battery Out" connection for 

convenient wiring to Key or Headlight Switch

"Euro" power input blocks easily grab and hold large-gauge wires without the need for bulky wire terminals. All three inputs; Battery, Ignition, and Accessory, are located on the power blocks, No more confusion about the role of the "IGN SW" input terminal that used to be mixed-in with the output terminals, plus there's a BATTERY OUT" connection for convenient wiring to another component.

Regular or Mini Fuses capability provides flexible access

Fuse holders are a new design that's easy to use and they accommodate both regular ATO/ATC fuses and ATM mini-fuses.  Creative use of Mini fuses provides the opportunity for more finger-space if your fingers happen to be enlarged  from being caught in the cookie jar a few too many times.

 WB-14 with standard flashers  and  three  multi-purpose relays

The BIG news: THREE RELAYS!  As before, there's a Horn relay, but in addition there are now two other relays. One operates when the Ignition is ON (We labeled it FUEL PUMP) and the other operates when the Accessory circuit is ON. That one's labeled FAN and it's rated for up to 30 amps!

You can have all kinds of fun with relays, especially in combination with a temperature switch, pressure switch, or just about any other enabling switch.  How about an ice-cream dispenser that only works when the air-ride is all the way down? No problem!

Best of all, the new WB-14 retains the same attractive price as the older WB-9~WB-12 BlackBox models. The WB-14 is a little easier to build and we turn that right back to you in the form of increased circuit count, three relays, and product improvements at no extra cost. Who said there's no such thing as a free lunch?  Order your new BlackBox today!