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To: "Charles & Peggy Robinson" <>, <Mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re:
From: "James Schulte" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 08:33:57 -0700
What do you mean by, "someone wired it up wrong?" If the starter has a large
post and all the brown wires except one have a round spade on them, then
naturally they go to the post. If the one brown wire has a female push on
spade and there is only one male receiving spade on the starter, naturally,
that's were that wire goes, right?
Now if you meant the starter was not wired correctly during the rebuild or
something was not connected internally in the starter making the male post
neutral of power, you would be correct.
70B----- Original Message -----
  From: Charles & Peggy Robinson<>
  To: James Schulte<>
  Cc: Paul Hunt<> ; MG Club
Philadelphia<> ;
  Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2004 5:25 AM
  Subject: Re:

     Sounds like someone wired it back up wrong after changing out the


  James Schulte wrote:
  > Paul,
  > I tried starting my North American 1969 MGC roadster today and no juice
  > getting to the ignition. The horn worked but no lights. Went to the
starter to
  > check voltage. One large and 2 medium brown on the main post with nut,
  > power to it, but the one large brown on the spade connected to the
  > next to them, did not. I disconnected it from the spade and touched it to
  > large  or main post on the starter and got lights and ignition.  This
  > was rebuilt and it worked fine before it was rebuilt, but I felt I should
  > rebuild or replace everything like it since they sat for 29 years. Anyway,
  > I temporarily or permanently make a rounded end to fit into this spade to
  > to the main post, or must I pull the starter and get it fixed now?
  > TIA
  > Jim
  > 69C
  > 70B

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