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Re: MGC starter wiring (was " ")

To: Paul Hunt <>
Subject: Re: MGC starter wiring (was " ")
From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 11:57:03 -0500
       Not necessarily; if one wire has the wrong connector on it, 
another can too.  Jim didn't have power to the headlights and ignition 
when the large brown wire was connected to the spade on the solenoid. 
He did have them when he touched that brown wire to the post.  This must 
tell you something.

   He didn't say if the starter would crank the engine when the ignition 
switch was turned to the start position.  Seems to me that the thing to 
do is look for the white/red or white/brown wire that's supposed to run 
from the ignition switch to the spade on the solenoid, presuming the C 
wiring is the same as the B, see where it's hooked up, if it's present 
and not taped back. In my years of working on older cars I've seen that 
kind of wierdthing.

   I sure wish I could see the car or that someone with a C would chime 


Paul Hunt wrote:
> In that case there would be two wires with spade connectors and only one
> spade ... unless one of two spades *did* break off and someone changed the
> wrong wire to a lug.  But then it would never have worked, and a mixture of
> spades and lugs for the brown wires would have been unusual in the first
> place.
> PaulH.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Charles & Peggy Robinson" <>
> To: "James Schulte" <>
> Cc: <Mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 7:10 PM
> Subject: Re:
>>  Someone may have broken the lug off of the wire and then put the wrong
>>one on it because they forgot where it should be connected.

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