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Re: MGC starter wiring (was " ")

To: "Charles & Peggy Robinson" <>, <Mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: Re: MGC starter wiring (was " ")
From: "James Schulte" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 22:30:47 -0700
We took the starter off our C parts car and found a single spade attached to
the main junction where all the other brown wires were attached. We put it on
my C starter and sure enough the car started and we have lights etc.
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Charles & Peggy Robinson<>
  To: Paul Hunt<>
  Cc: James Schulte<> ;
  Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2004 9:57 AM
  Subject: Re: MGC starter wiring (was " ")

         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
  > wrong wire to a lug.  But then it would never have worked, and a mixture
  > spades and lugs for the brown wires would have been unusual in the first
  > place.
  > PaulH.

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