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MG TD TF 1500 - Daves site is down and I need some help

Dave's site is down and I need to know how the TD wiring goes from the frame rail clip (by the generator branch) to the steering rack. I know it gets two clips on the rack but whats the routing to get to the rack? Description or pictures would be appreciated.

Thank you.
LaVerne Downey

Yeah, I don't know what happened to my host. So far phone calls have not resolved it.

Here is a picture showing the routing. I hope this helps. Call me if it doesn't

warmly,
dave
Dave Braun

Opps, forgot the picture.

Dave Braun

Do you have one going the other direction Dave? I'm looking for the route you took from the frame clip to the steering rack.
LaVerne Downey

Sorry about hi-jacking your thread LaVerne, but my ISP says that the purchase of MetroProvider (my old ISP) by USFamilyNet resulted in the loss. They migrated all the files to their server and somehow lost mine.

They are working on correcting the error. They're supposed to call me around noon to let me know what is going on. I do have time today to reload the entire website if I need to. In the meantime, please be patient, and I appologize for the problem, especially to those who have supported my costs with PayPal donations.

warmly,
dave
Dave Braun

It's almost impossible to take a picture of, but here is a pic of the old harness on the chassis. When I installed my new harness, I came along the top of the chassis box section on the inboard side of the firewall stay, and then crossed inboard OVER the steering pinion shaft, and then under the radiator support bracket, attaching to the steering rack as you mentioned. The LH lighting branch (looking from the driver's seat) goes through the hole above the dumbiron in the inner wing panel. The RH does the same. I simply looped my 'flamethrower' connection up and under the radiator until I get a real spotlight (and real badge bar, and real badges, etc).

Hope this helps,
dave

Dave Braun

Dave,

Your site seems to be working now.

Dave
Dave Runnings

Thanks Dave. Thats what I was looking for. I was a little concerned about going over the steering shaft and possible future wear on the harness and as to whether I should drop it down under the front crossmember. Another issue I have with the harness is that as per the shop wiring diagram, there are no ground wires to any of the front lighting curcuits. It would see prudent to add a ground wire to the front lights and take them all back to a central ground location verses trying to depend on bolts and nuts fighting to get current through rubber mounting pads, underchip coatings, paint etc. Thoughts?
LaVerne Downey

The loom fabric is pretty slick, and there will be oil down there just from running to lubricate it, so I don't think the steering pinion shaft will be a problem! I would be more concerned about the un-grommetted holes in the inner wings.

There are ground wires at the headlamps, they go in a bullet connector in the bucket. I made sure that I scraped a lot of paint from beneath the head lamp stay nuts inside the wing, and head lamp assemblies to the stays (which should have a star washer under each large bucket mounting nut), the parking lamps, and one wing attach bolt on each side. I reassembled with dielectric grease, which although it does not conduct electricity, it does squeeze out of contact area, and protects the rest from moisture. I also used star washers on each nut I desired a ground.

In 8000+ miles I have not had a lighting failure. Extra wires for grounds bother me when proper assembly will do as well.

warmly,
dave
Dave Braun

Dave, I know there are folks like me who would gladly pay a few bucks for your pictures on a DVD.
Ed
efh Haskell

Ed,

Actually the entire website fits on a CD, not a DVD. I lack only two things (only because I haven't studied how to do it) copy protecting the darn thing, and making it load like a website with out saying "go to the index file in this folder and click on it... it will open in your web browser because it is all html code." because I don't want to be a programmer when I grow up.

so I haven't offered it that way.

warmly,
dave
Dave Braun

Dave,

I think you should put it in book form. I would be first in line to buy a copy.
BTW my carburetors were rebuilt in the early 70's and never used but I am sure they need going through again. I saw on your sight where you are doing a little carburetor work so thought I would email you about sending them your way.

Regards,
Rich
Richard Taylor

Dave, book or CD form, I'll bet with a bit of work you could get Moss to offer it! It beats the heck out of those old black & white books they sell - you know the one. Might be worth your effort financially (or not). Got any "spare time"?
efh Haskell

Dave...if your website is all in different directories with one index page...then just copy it that way... if you double click on an .html page, it will open in your browser and if all the links are to the other directories, it should just act like a website....
gblawson(gordon)

All duly noted. Thanks guys.
Dave Braun

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