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brent615
03-08-2007, 10:18 PM
is there any difference in the 35 amp fuse i can buy from XYZ Store here in the States and the "British" fuses i see in catalogs?

tdskip
03-08-2007, 10:34 PM
Probably - take a look at the following.

https://www.drooartz.com/index.php?page=29

Written by our very own Drew Frink from the Spridget forum. (really nice guy if you ever wander over to that forum)

03-08-2007, 10:39 PM
Good article. Read it and believe it. NEVER substitute your Lucas fuses with an American Buss fuse. You will be asking for trouble.

Buy'em by the dozen, cheap enough. I usually go with TRF but there are other vendors.

Brosky
03-08-2007, 10:46 PM
This subject ranks right up there with clutches, dim dash lights and carb oil questions for multiple postings. That's not a knock, just that it's a popular question that comes up quite frequently and falls under my "Better to ask than screw up" category. That's why I bookmarked it.

So you came to the right place. Here's one of our previous threads:

https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcforum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/121293/site_id/1#import

brent615
03-08-2007, 11:02 PM
Great article! Thanks. I'll order mine tomorrow.

drooartz
03-09-2007, 08:16 AM
This does come frequently -- it sure confused me when I got my first LBC!

I would like to point out (as a side note) that the article on my site was written by Randall Young (from the Triumphs mailing list), and published on my site with his permission. I found it to be the clearest writing I had found at that time that explained the issues.