[Mgs] 80B, melted white-green wire from ignition switch
Robert's New iPad
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Tue May 31 06:07:57 MDT 2022
That cross-connection is a clever idea. It would have been useful for a friend, just a week or two ago, whose front HIF float sank. I will suggest that to him, and look to see how easily that might be accomplished in my car.
> On May 31, 2022, at 8:01 AM, PaulHunt73 <paulhunt73 at virginmedia.com> wrote:
> The original 17/35 fuses are still available in the UK, often (but not always) showing both figures. You do have to be careful to get the correct one where only one figure is shown, I have some examples where it is the higher figure i.e. the 'blow' figure and not the 'continuous' that is shown.
> "All MGB drivers have installed an inline fuse into both fuel pump and overdrive wires, haven’t we?"
> Ha ha, I doubt it! I have both by the heater shelf on my V8, which proved very useful when I had a sunk carb float. I cross-connected the two and used the overdrive switch to turn the fuel pump on and off as needed.
>> On 31/05/2022 12:44, Robert's New iPad wrote:
>> In the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of MG Driver, David Wright, of Southern British Car Club, wrote a useful article about fuses.
>> He noted that the fuse rating standards were changed in 1980, from the rating being the ‘blow’ current to the rating now being ‘operating current. It is an interesting article, with graphs and all, with the takeaway being that we owners of pre 1980 cars must be especially careful that the modern fuses we buy are not stronger than we realise.
>> His conclusion is that the modern AGC 15 and 3AGC 15 are the available equivalent of the Lucas 35 amp fuses; the modern SFE 20 or AGC 20 the equivalent of Lucas 50 amp fuses.
>> All MGB drivers have installed an inline fuse into both fuel pump and overdrive wires, haven’t we?
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