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To: Jeremy Anthony Kinsey <>
Subject: Re: MGB WONT START !
From: Art Pfenninger <>
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 13:48:31 -0400 (EDT)
Pull the spade connection off the starter and clean it. Because you have
power to the starter doesn't actually mean that the starter is getting

On Sun, 9 May 1999, Jeremy Anthony Kinsey wrote:

> Ok, after 5 years we have our B just about there.. I cannot get the 
> engine to turn over.  It ran last about 4 years ago and only has 17k 
> miles after the rebuild.  I am wondering if half the junk that I took off 
> and have put back on (electrical system) has a fault some where?  I have 
> power on the starter (via my handy little test light) and when I turn the 
> key, I don't even here a click out of the starter.  Is there something I 
> am missing relavant to allowing this car to start?  I have it out of gear 
> and pushed in the clutch.. I am wondering if this problem is related to 
> the fact that in the early 70's a lot of cars had that "seat 
> belt/starter" thing???  If this is the case, is there a way to bypass 
> this?
> Anyway, this is a 74 1/2 MGB.
> thanx,
> Regards,
> Jeremy Anthony Kinsey
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