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Wedge List / Re: Fuses
« Last post by charles frink on May 17, 2017, 05:17:47 PM »
I have a "FEW" of the old LBC fuses.  Had not seen a new one and probably

never will.
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Wedge List / Re: Fuses
« Last post by Russ Cooper on May 17, 2017, 04:38:11 PM »
example of mine



..B

http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b410/dursleyman/TR7%20stuff/IMG_6950_zps9

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      From: Kelvin Dodd <doddk@mossmotors.com>

 To: 'charles frink' <acltpvd@hotmail.com>; 'TWOA' <tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>;

'Russ Cooper' <dursley92cars@btinternet.com>

Cc: 'Russ' <condroz@btinternet.com>

 Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:45 PM

 Subject: RE:  Fuses



The older ones did. The last rendition from Lucas had the ratings printed on

the glass.



From: charles frink [mailto:acltpvd@hotmail.com]

Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:19 AM

To: Kelvin Dodd <doddk@mossmotors.com>; 'TWOA' <tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>;

Russ

Cooper <dursley92cars@btinternet.com>

Cc: Russ <condroz@btinternet.com>

Subject: Re:  Fuses





Don't British fuses usually have paper or something similar inside ?

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Wedge List / Re: Fuses
« Last post by Kelvin Dodd on May 17, 2017, 01:46:08 PM »
The older ones did. The last rendition from Lucas had the ratings printed on

the glass.



From: charles frink [mailto:acltpvd@hotmail.com]

Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:19 AM

To: Kelvin Dodd <doddk@mossmotors.com>; 'TWOA' <tr8@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>; Russ

Cooper <dursley92cars@btinternet.com>

Cc: Russ <condroz@btinternet.com>

Subject: Re:  Fuses





Don't British fuses usually have paper or something similar inside ?

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Wedge List / Re: Fuses
« Last post by charles frink on May 17, 2017, 01:19:22 PM »
Don't British fuses usually have paper or something similar inside ?
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Wedge List / Re: Fuses
« Last post by Russ Cooper on May 17, 2017, 12:47:03 PM »
I remember seeing something like that article as well but in the meantime I

dug out some old Lucas fuses and they are indeed marked with both the

"Continuous" and the "Blow" ratings. The Blow ratings appear to be roughly

double the Continuous, some examples I found are:-B

...5Amp Continuous 10Amp Blow...8Amp Continuous 15Amp Blow...12Amp Continuous

25Amp Blow...17Amp Continuous 35Amp Blow



..Russ Cooper
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Wedge List / Re: Fuses
« Last post by Kelvin Dodd on May 17, 2017, 11:49:58 AM »
Paul.







The article was written quite a while ago and the introductory question has unknown provenance.







American fuses will have ACG or SFE stamped on the side of the end cases. They are slightly longer than a British fuse but will fit into most British fuse boxes.







The important thing to note is that the American fuse will have a single "blow" rating, such as 20A. The British fuse should have both a "continuous" rating and a "blow' rating, example: 17 - 35







The primary difference between the American automotive (SFE) rating and the British ratings is operation during testing. The fuses are designed to carry a specified load for a time period. The loads and time periods are different between the US specification and the UK one.







On that note - A number of years ago I was able to find on the internet the complete UK testing procedure for automotive glass fuses. I was dumb enough not to make a copy of it, and have not been able to find it again. I've got a copy of the US testing procedure, but would really like to get my hands on the UK specification. If anyone can point me to a copy, I would be grateful.







Kelvin.
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Wedge List / Fuses
« Last post by Paul Crabb on May 17, 2017, 11:09:53 AM »
The latest issue of Moss Motoring has an article about British and North American fuses. As it refers to a discussion on a forum I wonder if it is referring to the Sept 2015 discussion about fuses on this forum. The article does not address how to tell the difference between British and North American fuses. I don't know if that was discussed on this forum. But does anyone know how to tell the difference?

Paul C.

'80 TR7 DHC

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Wedge List / Re: in-tank TR8 fuel pump
« Last post by TREight on May 17, 2017, 09:34:34 AM »
Thanks to all that have responded.  I will try putting it on backwards and see

how the handling feels with the tow vehicle.



Jody



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Wedge List / Re: in-tank TR8 fuel pump
« Last post by Michael Madden on May 16, 2017, 11:10:39 PM »
I feel so blessed to have my own car trailer that has been used to haul

quads and motorcycles and other things, and my car fits perfect on it and

it tows beautifully behind my truck. Quite nice. :)



Michael





MMM
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Wedge List / Re: in-tank TR8 fuel pump
« Last post by Brian Munro on May 16, 2017, 11:12:17 AM »
We towed my TR8 using a u-haul last month. It ended up on the trailer

backwards, the balance seemed okay.



Brian Munro

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