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Re: MGB Igniton

Subject: Re: MGB Igniton
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 14:16:46 -0400
     I'm betting you're looking at the wrong end of the problem.  My guess 
     is it's  up under the dash - at or near the ignition key.  Try running 
     the engine and stick your head up under the dash and wiggle every wire 
     you can see.  If this causes the engine [and/or any other electrical 
     device to quit] you've found the problem.  
     Good luck!
     Bruce Madio
     '50 MG-TD
     '58 MGA
     Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 09:50:26 -0600 (MDT)
     From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
     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
     James Nazarian
     '71 B roadster
     '74 BGT bastardization with big alluminum heart :)

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