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Re: New wiring

To: Larry Daniels <>, MG List
Subject: Re: New wiring
From: Dan DiBiase <>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 12:57:36 -0700 (PDT)
I'm interested in this topic too, Larry, but as it relates to started with
a stripped body... That is, not having the existing wiring as a 'guide' to
help you. Do these harnesses generally come with instructions??

--- Larry Daniels <> wrote:

> I can't stall it off any longer -- I am starting the new wiring
> harnesses part
> of rebuilding the 79 MGB I bought for my better half.  I've been
> dreading this
> because I'm not overly comfortable about all things electrical.  (I
> think it's
> something about not being able to see all those little electrons running
> around doing their thing.  Being somewhat color blind doesn't help much
> either.)
> The car came to me with burned out -- and then half-assed repaired
> harnesses.
> About half of the system was not working with many wires dangling
> unconnected
> to anything and most of the rest were twisted together and wrapped with
> electrical tape.  Scary.
> One of the things I noticed as I started this is that there is an empty
> bracket directly below the fuse box.  It is rectangular and about 3/4" X
> 1
> 1/2".  What belongs there?  It looks like maybe a flasher would fit?
> I have just begun removing the old main harness by clipping wires as
> they
> leave the harness and leaving the rest of the wire attached to wherever
> it
> goes.  I'm hoping that this will make it easier to see where the new
> ones go.
> I've never replaced harnesses before.  Any hints from the experienced
> guys out
> there that might make it easier... or better yet, keep me out of
> trouble?
> Helpful hints and words of encouragement/sympathy are all appreciated.
> Hopefully, I won't need to monopolize the list with too many dumb
> questions.

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