Older cars were originally developed using a minimal amount of fuses so any one fuse controls a whole series of devices within the car; when this fuse blows it takes out a number of circuits and often renders the car inoperable. Most of the existing glass fuses are rated at 35 amps and there are large sections of the wiring loom which are not capable of carrying this current, so there is significant risk that cables could melt before fuses have blown.
At Clayton Classics we have developed a fuse board system which is capable of protecting each circuit individually, much like modern cars.
Our replacement fuse board, initially designed for Jaguar E Types, is mounted in the same location as the original and protects all of the circuits individually. A series of relays control the ignition-fed systems within the car and protects the original ignition switch.
Similar protection can be provided on other vehicles using alternative mounting locations.