> A friend of mine claimed to have worked on a TR that had been
> rewired with lamp (read brown 2 strand) wire. Apart from the
> nightmare of trying to determine what went where I was surprised to
> hear that the car hadn't burst into flames!
> so I pulled over
> to investigate. Sure enough, the ignition wiring had been
> "re-engineered" with lamp cord. The centre of the fire seemed to be
> coming from a Marrette, and when I took it apart - guess what - one of
> the lamp cords was copper, and the other was aluminum!
> My personal conclusion: don't do this.
I have the remnants of a TR250, from the firewall forward. The guy I
bought one of my '250's from bought a basket case, stripped it and
junked the rustybucket tub. For some strange reason, he kept the front
half. For some stranger reason, I took it when I picked up his car!
Anyway, this hulk has it's entire underdash wiring harness, but every
wire is cut and a 5 inch length of white lamp cord is grafted on using a
plastic crimp connector. I am sure this worked well!
And you wonder why Lucas has a bad name!
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