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Ford Relay

I have a spare relay Ford part no# FOAB-14B193-AB I was wondering if anyone knows if this is a 30 or 40 amp relay. I have searched all over online, through google and other forums, but haven't found an answer. I know it is a common relay used in other ford vehicles, for the blower, and fuel pump as well I believe as a few other items. I want to use it for a project but I would like to know the amperage first. It looks like this.




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you could see what the fuse rating for the blower fuel pump is, the relay probly isn't rated much above that and if you are putting on lights and the fuse that comes with it is the same amp rating or smaller you should be able to use it with no problem
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Thanks I appreciate it.
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hey your welcome, any more questions about relays and electrical just ask, so may i ask what your project is?
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Sure I was thinking of using it to wire up some lights. I found a site actually after searching for a while that showed a cross reference of ford relays part numbers, and it listed it as a 30amp relay.
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well there you go that will be more than enough amps for lights, probly put like 10 lights on that and still have some room, what kinda lights you doin, and post some pics then
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Well actually probably just fog lights. My sport didn't come with factory fogs, so thought about adding some fogs. Right now I am working on another project though, replacing the short console with a long console, and possibly adding a factory 6disc cd changer.
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you doing like a stock look on those lights, what years your truck?
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01 explorer sport, same as the 01-03 sport, and 01-05 sport trac style. Yeah I don't need anything radical, it spends all it's time on the pavement anyways. Fogs would actually be handy though with the way the weather is here at times.
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i would stick with the factory fog lamp mod if the front end is the same as the xls modle, i like the way they look, and they throw off a good bit of light, on night my dad and i were driving home form boy scouts and i noticed behind me that he didn't have his headlights on and said he didn't notice until he went for the high beams, so yeah you'll def be happy with puting in factory lamps
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Well the 01-03 and 01-05 sport n sport trac have a different style front end then the explorer. I am just gonna find some standard style fog lights probably nothing over 55watts each, that should be enough. I think they will look good though to.
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yeah and they have smaller ones that you hide in the bumper if you have any openings in it and they're nice, i have thme as work lights on my headache rach
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Yepp this is the front of the sport which I have. Just got to cut out the openings and they mount from behind in the bumper support.

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yeah thats def going to look better with the fog lamps in it, so you wiring it up like stock were it turns on with the parking lighs and you have a switch to turn them off if you don't want them, and they turn off on your high beams if you want them to turn of with the high beams then you need two relays and you could probably get the switch out of another sport unless they made the dash with out an obvious spot for the switch
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Yeah I am wiring them like stock, except I am using 1 relay I don't need an isolation relay. I will use the low beam wire as a positive trigger on my relay, so when low beams are on the fog lights can be turned on, but when the low beams are off, the fog lights go off. The relay pins go like pin 30 to battery fused, pin 87 to fog lights an fog light switch led, pin 85 to fog light switch, and pin 86 to low beam wire. I am using the factory switch which acts as a ground to complete the circuit. It's pretty simple.
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You got it, its that simple. I did mine Sat. My harness in the dash was there so my power trigger is the SJB. Had to run everything through the firewall from connector 144. Got a bezel with switch through local yard today works perfect. Except I didnt hook up the wire to the switch that lights the indicator that the lights are on cause i got lazy But I ll leave them on all the time anyways.
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Did you run new wires through the firewall from C144 or get the wires from another ranger and just pin them to the correct pins in the C144 connector from the firewall onward? My sport also has the harness from the switch to the firewall connector. You really only have to extend 2 wires through the firewall the tan/org, and the blu/blk, that is simple. I also plan to run the power wire from relay pin30 to the BJB post. By the way the 65-66 mustang fastback has always been 1 of my favorite mustangs.
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I had a firewall out harness from a Explorer. It had that end of c144, the females on my ranger it was pin 39 and 44. Anyways the colors didnt match, but I pulled the lock released two wires and stuck them in my c144 and pulled them through the rubber gromet to my relay. I didnt put a wire in for the switch on light in c144 to the one side of the relay so my light doesnt light with fogs on. I was lazy I wish I had now. Thanks on the Mustang its in my album if you didnt see. Again I would run the wire for the indicator to if I were you.
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Yeah that's kinda how I am looking to do it, like the factory, run pins from the firewall connector out, and mount the relay near the BJB. That is a nice fastback,is it a 289 hipo? I knew a kid when I was in highschool also had a red one, but it had a 390 stuffed in it. His dad was a autobody tech though. Those are sweet mustangs, I would like to see the new 5.0 coyote in one of those.
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It s not a hipo a K code its just a 289 right now with flat tops and Lunati s version of a hipo cam. In the fall right before I put it away I put in a 10inch 3000 stall converter. Right now I m doing a Auburn rear for it, and putting in subframe connectors. I think in the fall Im going to get Dart heads, taller intake, and a big cam for phase one and stroke it in a couple years,when that gets boring.haha I have a 68 Torino thats a 390 car I need to get busy on to.
I got my bezel and switch for my fogs yesterday and the sjb sees it cause they work very nice. Its a great improvement I m going to put a new pic up of latest mods in a min. in my album.
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Sounds like a plan, but if I were going for a stroker, I would get a 351w, and do a 427 stroker lol. Those guys make 500 plus horsepower no problem, and the torque is awesome. Of course a turbo will do the same thing. You could even swap in a 347 stroker and it would still look like a 289-302 based block lol.

Yeah that will be cool, what is sjb stand for though?
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sjb=smart junction box Ford used to call it a gem. I will probably do a 347 on my 289 I want to keep my original block maybe a 331 but probably 347. I am going to stay with iron heads I think I want it to look stock with just headers and intake under the hood.

ps my Torino is up in album now. It need a little work though.
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Oh ok I get it sjb=gem, how do the fogs work with the sjb? Maybe the newer trucks are different I thought it was as simple as a relay and a fuse.

Yeah you could get a set of gt40 or gt40p iron heads and have them ported and make good numbers stock they flow close to 200cfm. There are 5.0 guys making close to some a little over 300rwhp with gt40p heads. That torino looks pretty solid yet.
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The sjb see s all the inputs from the headlamp switch to allow fogs only when the lights are on not when just the fogs are on, and sees the multifuction switch inputs so it see s hi and low beam inputs and kills fogs on high beam. Since it controls the power side of the control circuit. Some Fords when you add fogs to the system you have to go in the sjm or gem and enable fogs to get them to work but my Ranger wasnt that way mostly newer stuff.

I had a set of gt40 heads on an carbed 85 gt once but they are somewhat hard to find. The gt 40 p heads are to hard to get headers and sparkplug clearance for in the old stangs. Dart heads are 1000$ with lots of valve sizes available.World products has some I ve looked at to. I really just want to be able to blow the tires off the rims at cruises if I want.lol. Mid to low 13s maybe but its not a track car I just like to ride around in it. I d like to head out the the Woodward Dream Cruise sometime and go to the Mustangs 50th where ever that ends up being.
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That is different, usually you just wire the relay to the low beam headlight wire as a trigger, or even to another positive source for anytime on fogs, seems like you could bypass that SJB.

The GT40 heads were common on Ford explorer 5.0s and the GT40P'S from 97 1/2 up I believe. There are still a lot of explorer 5.0's out there ripe for the picking. You could score some cheap and come out ahead.
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