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Re: Overdrive swap

Subject: Re: Overdrive swap
From: Stuart MacMillan <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 12:23:43 -0700
The OD solenoid only draws high current for an instant to actuate, the
holding current is very small.  No need for a slow blow fuse. wrote:
> In a message dated 6/6/01 8:36:07 AM Central Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > Did you do it?  I was wondering if one should use a slo-blo fuse.
> 17-amp current rated  35-amp blow rated.  Is that a slow blow?  I really
> don't think so.  I believe that it is a Europead designation not generally
> used here in the US.  I also read that same designation on the in line fuse
> in the hazard flasher circuit in my car.
> Anybody have the correct answer on this.  What fuse should one use if
> purchasing US mfg. fuses?
> Barney, have you ever looked into this?
> George

Stuart MacMillan

'84 Vanagon Westfalia w/2.1
'65 MGB (Daily driver since 1969)
'74 MGB GT (Restoring sloooowly)

Personal mechanic for:
'70 MGB GT (Daughter's)

Assisting on Restoration (and spending OPM):
'72 MGB GT (Was daughter's, now son's)
'64 MGB (Son's)

Stripped and gone but their parts live on:
'68 MGB, '73 MGB, '67 MGB GT

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