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Re: MGA Project Update - latch tapping plate/tail light wiring

To: "Cordell, Ralph PhD" <>
Subject: Re: MGA Project Update - latch tapping plate/tail light wiring
From: Art Pfenninger <ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 13:41:08 -0500 (EST)
On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Cordell, Ralph PhD wrote:

> I finished hooking up the lights yesterday evening and took the 'A' for
> the most extended ride yet - just around Tucker.  Stopped at BP & filled
> her up - not quite the class of the Seinfeld commercial but close.  
> I had forgotten how noisy these little buggers are - not just the
> engine/exhaust but the fuel pump ticks, the voltage regulator clicks,
> numerous whirs and rattles.  Some of these probably don't belong there
> and I'll be asking about them as I sort em out.   Down-shifted into my
> first corner in over 30 years - what a trip!!  I took it a bit wider
> than I'd've liked but I had to hold the drivers side door shut.
> I was itching to drive it to work this AM but it rained.  Tomorrow is
> supposed to be nice so I'll try it tomorrow.  A buddy checked out the
> dent from my weekend mishap - said it should be no problem to pound out.
> I had a few things to touch-up anyway so no big deal wrto paint.  My
> goal was to have it on the road by the time the azaleas bloomed - looks
> like I just made it.  
> Question - My turn signal indicators don't work.  I am not sure I hooked
> up the tail lights properly and may have switched wires (red vs
> white/red & red vs white/purple I believe).  Does this make any
> difference?  
> Suggestions on replacing/installing/repairing a latch tapping plate that
> fell inside the post would be appreciated.  I'd thought about drilling
> and tapping a piece of scrap steel rather than pay $14 to Moss.  How do
> you hold it in place when the latch is not bolted on?
> Thanks much.
> ralph cordell
> '59 MGA (On the Road Again!!)
> '84 Turbo Regal (next project - engine is balanced - will be a beast)
> '87 Grand National
> '96 Roadmonster               
        When you say the indicators don't work do you mean the bulbs them
selves don't flash or the indicator on the dash doesn't blink?

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