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RE: MGB Ignition

To: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>,
Subject: RE: MGB Ignition
From: Larry Hoy <>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 16:30:08 -0600
James you might want to check the small wire inside the distributor.  I had
a similar problem, the wire looked fine, but inside the insulation it was
broken.  Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.  This is a longshot but
give it a try.

Larry Hoy

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of James Nazarian Jr
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 9:50 AM
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> Subject: MGB Ignition
> I have a question that just became a problem on my way to work this
> morning.  I had a problem driving to Co from Oh where the ignition would
> die for a second or two, and then return to normal.  It was acting like
> there was no spark to any cyls.  I attributed this to heat and stress from
> 23 hours of 4500rpm, especially since I had never seen this in the past 4
> years the car has been on the road.  Well this morning it did it cold on
> my way across a busy street and it didn't come back to life.  The points,
> condenser, cap, rotor, plugs, and plug wires are new.  The coil is not
> shorting, because I have had that happen and it doesn't get anywhere near
> that hot (checked on the long drive).  It would seem to be the trigger
> wire from distributer to coil but that wire is good so where else in the
> ignition circuit should I look if I have no other electrical gremlins as
> clues?
> James Nazarian
> '71 B roadster
> '74 BGT bastardization with big alluminum heart :)

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