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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - cut out
|i want to put in a simple cut out switch. what would be the best wire to fit a switch into.|
|What are you trying to cut out?|
If an immobiliser, you could interrupt the supply to the fuel pump, where the front and rear looms join at the right hand end of the dashboard.
|Similar idea but in the boot - possibly with a key switch, not got around to doing it yet and need a warning system to myself not to gorget to turn it back on !|
Trebor - did you seemy post regarding owners manual for MK11 on your hood post - post an e mail address if you want it (FOC).
i dont have one so will take you up on that offer.many thanks.e mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
|Another spot for a cut-off switch is the right side wiper stalk|
Forward and back are for an overdrive when the part was used in a B. The switch is already there, but unused in a Spridget
That must be Stateside only.
We only had the one switch here and its fully used.
|Richard, I'm pretty sure it's the same switch.|
Up and down work the 2 speed wipers, forward and back (like the headlight dimmer) do nothing.
The forward and back switch is what I'm referring to.
My car is a '72, and yes it is US spec.
|UK cars are much simpler|
I'll put for my 1973 UK car to save (my) confusion - one column switch, up/down is right/left indicators, foward/back is full beam/dip headlights (plus pull further back for spring release main beam 'flash')
single speed wiper is a dash switch (right in the middle but I have to search for it)
there is no forward on my switch. pull towards you is the flasher..dip on floor.is yours the right switch.
|Did UK midgets ever get a wiper stalk switch? A 1973 model that I had still had the fascia mounted switch and 1-speed wipers.|
|no and 2 speed was '78 onwards (according to terry Horler's book)|
I think all wiper motors now are two speed so you can add an extra wire to a replaced 2 speed dash switch
|I've done that to my current 1966 Midget - 2-speed wipers - what luxury eh? AND I've got electric washers - wow! Actually I've never used the high speed so far. First speed seems sufficient for most Scottish rain.|
|I've got electric pump washer and thought it might empty the washer bottle quickly forgetting how small the screen is, it last for ages longer than on the 2+ litre washer bottle of my wife's car|
I've very rarely found the faster speed of much use on any car or the variable speed, I do use the single wiper or wash/wipe settings though
a single wipe is easy on my Midget as it the added luxury of self-parking but when that stopped I soon got used to the joy of hitting the button just right to get them parked and miss it a little now I'm back to self parking
Over here my '72 has the directionals and headlamp dimmer on the left, with the high beam flasher.
On the right is the 2 speed wiper stalk. Forward and back are unused, hence the "additional" switch I was referring to.
Both stalks are original to a US spec car.
Sorry for the confusion.
|UK spec MGBs gained a wiper stalk with the overdrive switch by the mid-70s. The overdrive switch moved to the gearlever in about '77.|
UK spec Midgets only ever had one column stalk.
This thread was discussed on 17/11/2012
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