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Re: [Spridgets] Electrical Problem

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Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Electrical Problem
From: "Maxime Slegers" <max@maxengland.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 17:27:40 +0200 (CEST)
Hello everyone!

I have a start up problem with my 1968 midget. when i turn the key to
start the engine the starter motor turns but the engine doesnt spark up.
It's only when I release the key that it does fire up. It's as though the
plugs only made a spark at the exact moment when I release the key. It's
not such a big issue as i always end up managing to fire up the engine,
but i have to rate if i've held the key long enough before releasing it.

Anybody had that problem before or has an idea where it could come from?

Thanks a lot guys!


> Hey guys!  Hope everyone is doing well and your Spridgets are running
> great!
> My '79 has a problem that I have tinkered with for months but have never
> cracked the nut.  It is a problem also that keeps the car off the road:
> no brake lights and no signal lights.   The headlights and taillights work
> just fine.
> I have spent a lot of time on my knees pulling and reconnecting and
> soldering the wires in the boot, hoping to find that one disconnect that
> might be causing this malady.  Just before I noticed the problem, I had
> replaced the engine after rebuilding the tranny, if that is a clue.  I
> also found a 4-way connector that has 3 black wires and 1 RED wire running
> into it, but I don't think that is the problem.  I think that is the
> product of a ham-fisted previous owner who had a piece of red wire instead
> of black.  It runs into the harness (homemade--not mine) so I don't know
> yet where it goes.
> Any ideas?   Is there a progression I should be going through to find the
> problem?  Thanks for any input.
> --David C.
> If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...
> does that mean that one enjoys it?
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