Overhauling a fuse box on an MGBGTV8
Jim Livingstone acquired his MGBGTV8 (Glacier White 1810) from
Dr Chris Ward who had the car restored by a specialist in Northumberland.
Here Jim provides a detailed note on his overhaul of the fuse
Completed fuse box installed on the offside inner wing
Jim Livingstone had found the fusebox on his MGBGTV8 has
had intermittent problems with the glass fuses since he acquired
the car a few years ago. He decided to give originality and
glass fuses a last chance with the purchase of a new box from
a reputable supplier. On receipt he found the tension in the
fuse holders to be all over the place and the procedure he sets
out here describes how heI corrected this. The overhauled fuse
box is above. Jim says
Fuse holder and terminals
he hasn't had time to test the longevity of the 'fix'.
Jim ends his article saying "the Lucas 7FU fusebox and
its glass fuses are an obsolete design which has been superseded
by more modern and reliable blade fuses. However, if originality
is important, it is possible with modification and maintenance
to maximise reliability within the limits imposed by the design".