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by Dave Wheatley
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Starter motor plastic cover removal
Replies: 26
Views: 199

Re: Starter motor plastic cover removal

A direct 12v to the coil, and she started instantly. I could have knocked a connector off the solenoid when replacing the plastic cover, but I'm not even going to look. Could be the ignition relay I suppose. I'm going all 12v now. Fed up with blooming ballasts etc.
by Dave Wheatley
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Starter motor plastic cover removal
Replies: 26
Views: 199

Re: Starter motor plastic cover removal

My Cortina runs a ballasted coil ( I Think ). I 'll make sure first.
by Dave Wheatley
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Starter motor plastic cover removal
Replies: 26
Views: 199

Re: Starter motor plastic cover removal

Well,this has turned into a marathon. Plenty of fuel at the carbs. Had to remake a couple crimp connectors at coil and to the distributor. Checked the points and timing. Called in no1 son who condemned the spark at plugs as hopeless. Reddish colour. He suggests trying coil off the Cortina, which we ...
by Dave Wheatley
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Starter motor plastic cover removal
Replies: 26
Views: 199

Re: Starter motor plastic cover removal

Thanks Michael. Point taken about the possibility of damage to the solenoid. My assertion that the 2 terminals on the solenoid were permanently joined was not really meant to be taken seriouslly. Anyway, just back from my now non starting MGB. There's a spark at the plugs when cranking, so hopefully...
by Dave Wheatley
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Starter motor plastic cover removal
Replies: 26
Views: 199

Re: Starter motor plastic cover removal

Just letting my mind wander in these covid ridden days Charles!
by Dave Wheatley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Starter motor plastic cover removal
Replies: 26
Views: 199

Re: Starter motor plastic cover removal

Charles. Call me a cynic, but I suspect the green/white and red/white terminals on the solenoid are directly connected inside the solenoid. Fingers crossed the starter relay doesn't pack in, allowing what you mention to happen. If I'm right, when the car is running there will be a feedback of 6? vol...
by Dave Wheatley
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Starter motor plastic cover removal
Replies: 26
Views: 199

Re: Starter motor plastic cover removal

Good idea Charles. At the moment I have got other jobs in hand on the car which preclude starting her up. Probably next week will try it. While I am on it, Why can't the 12v feed to the coil when starting be taken direct from the main red/white solenoid terminal? On my solenoid, the main brown wires...
by Dave Wheatley
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Starter motor plastic cover removal
Replies: 26
Views: 199

Re: Starter motor plastic cover removal

Thanks Charles, The reason I wanted to get the cover off was because I had had slight starting problems which I had reported on here, where the engine only fired when the key was released. But the wiring appears to be OK, and the solenoid has the extra 12v take off for the coil during starter operat...
by Dave Wheatley
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Starter motor plastic cover removal
Replies: 26
Views: 199

Re: Starter motor plastic cover removal

All sorted. Bit of heat plus brutal levering from underneath! I didn't want to force it if there were fasteners.
Thanks to all.
by Dave Wheatley
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: MGB Technical
Topic: Starter motor plastic cover removal
Replies: 26
Views: 199

Re: Starter motor plastic cover removal

Thanks Michael. No fasteners then. I'll try the heat this afternoon, and report back.