Since your new fuse block has spade terminals on three sides, you will need to give careful thought to wire routing if you mount it in the factory location with wires passing from inside the car to the engine bay. The exposed spade terminals will also lack protection.
Were this my car I would give consideration to the following two options to address wire routing and exposed terminals.
Mount the fuse block on standoffs on the bulkhead inside of the car (fuses pointed toward the engine bay). Enlarge the bulkhead sheet metal opening so you have easy access and visibility of all 10 fuses and LEDs. Make a clear cover for bulkhead opening so the fuse block is protected but you can see the fuse LEDs.
As an alternative, and since you appear to be redoing the wiring anyway, mount the fuse block in or above the passenger footwell. There is a lot more room over there. Without the pedal box and steering components there is also easy access.
: I'm leaning that way, but the practical
: side of me wants it in the stock
: location for ease of access. But, how
: often do we mess with fuses? Not very
: in my case.
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: Nice work. I like it.
: If you are interested in others'
: opinions... I say mount it remotely out
: of sight and leave the original fuse
: block to keep the original look.
: Doug L.