It will keep clicking until it achieves fuel pressure or self-destructs,
your choice ; )
Maybe you could disconnect it while troubleshooting the lamps.
I don't know about the harness on a 77, but on my 66 there is a massive
cluster of wire connectors at the firewall under the dash more-or-less
above the clutch pedal, where the turn signal, parking lamp, headlight,
and high beam wires all come together. Cleaning and correctly connecting
this bundle solved 90% of my electrical gremlins. You might look for a
similar chokepoint. But I bet it's a connection problem, not a switch.
Andrew Proudfoot had this to say:
>Yes one would think!!! Anyhow I was at it again and found a poor ground on
>the passanger tail lamp, that cured of course and much improved. The plate
>lamps seem to realize they aren't on, and the fuel pump clicks away like
>never before. There is no gas in it so I didn't want to continue to run the
>fuel pump. Will it stop clicking eventually? Is it OK to run it with no gas?
>By the way Lord Lucas has moved to the steering column. Now the park lamps
>don't work. But I remember them being intermitent so I am thinking I need a
>new switch. Or can I clean up the old? Guess I gotta drill out those column
>bolts one way or the other.
>Happy motoring to get the new A!!! Sounds like a great trip. Buddy of mine
>hauled an Alpine from New Mexico. I believe he did the one way trailor deal
>I shall check it out.
>Best Wishes & Safety Fast
>Andy Proudfoot 77B
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Michael Lupynec" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "mgs" <email@example.com>
>Sent: April 12, 2000 12:07 AM
>Subject: Re: Praying to Lord Lucas 77B
>> It's most important that you do this on a stormy night.
>> Mike L.
>> 60 MGA
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Andrew Proudfoot
>> Subject: Praying to Lord Lucas 77B
>> I am off to pray to the Good Lord Lucas but any of his followers
>> > any advice? So as the 77 can be born again??
>> > TIA
>> > Safety Fast
>> > Andy P 77B
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.