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Re: Who designed the location of...

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Subject: Re: Who designed the location of...
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 09:57:03 -0800
on 3/16/04 9:06 AM, Paul M. at wrote:

> --- Tab Julius <> wrote:
>> It'd be nice to rig up cables permanently
>> somehow so they run from
>> the battery to the front compartment with some kind
>> of terminal there.
> Yeah!  What a good idea!  I wonder why automakers
> don't get together and come up with some kind of
> "standardized" plug for jump starting.  Something that
> is always grounded correctly, always located similarly
> (like on both sides of the front bumper, with a cover
> that hid them when not in use), with a red plug and a
> black plug, and then jumper cables could be made with
> the universal ends that just mated right up to the
> standardized plug.
You can buy pretty much this exact setup. It's intended for race cars, and
it's usually located on the back bumper.

It still wouldn't necessarily prevent people from hooking it up the wrong
way, and on an MG would probably be just one more point of corrosion...

Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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