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  • #306977
    Eric Fowler
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    @mcgruff

    Greetings!

    I’m Eric from Pittsburgh, and I landed an unfinished FiberFab MG TD replica a couple of weeks ago. It popped up on Craigslist, and the wife and I hauled it home in our trailer that evening. It’s mostly complete.

    The gentleman we bought it from purchased it from the original owner. Both were stymied by the dashboard wiring. I did some brief testing, got as far as the lights, smelled smoke, and pulled the battery negative. I pulled out the dash to get a better look. What I saw made my decision to yank all of the wiring and start over from scratch an easy one.

    I’ve found a few other things I’d like to change and improve as well, and I’ll probably have some questions as I go. I’ll also post some photos once I figure out how. I’m either missing how to upload photos, or the interface isn’t intuitive. Until then, best regards.

    Eric

     

     

    1952 MG TD FiberFab MiGi, incomplete. 1974 Beetle tub, 1969 1500 cc single port.

    #306996
    Eric Fowler
    Participant

    @mcgruff

    It seems I can’t edit my original post, so I’ve added photos to this reply.

    Front

    Left

    Rear

    Right

    Interior

    Engine

    DashWiring

     

    1952 MG TD FiberFab MiGi, incomplete. 1974 Beetle tub, 1969 1500 cc single port.

    #306998
    Toller
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    @toller

    Eric, You will find a file in the Library detailing the wiring for a MiGi. Just start with one wire per switch or gauge and verify the integrity from end to end. One issue that many owners have reported is problems with the ground/earth/negative. As our cars have fibreglass bodies you have to run ground wires to each light, gauge etc. You may also want to consider replacing the VW fuse block. I used a marine grade fuse block and separated the circuits so as to make diagnostics of electrical problems easier to isolate. Last bit of advice is if you know how to use a Volt/Ohm meter then your job will be made considerably easier

    David B Dixon
    Port Perry ON CA
    Sabine

    #306999
    crash55
    Participant

    @crash55

    welcome Eric I’m in pgh too that looks like the 1 in CR . a few weeks ago   I will PM you hope you get done in time for Carlisle

    #307000
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    Hey glad you found us over here!

    #307057
    dggrant
    Participant

    @dggrant

    Hi Eric:

    Great to have another in Pittsburgh.

    Bill (Crash55) has talked me into Carlisle this year so I’ll be taking Annie for the drive. Would be great to meet up with you and your MG at sometime (I’m in Sewickley).

    Regs

    dan

     

    #307058
    Dale Schumacher
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    @schu

    Eric,

    Welcome – I think I saw you over in the Speedster site? Anyway welcome to the dark side 🙂

    I have a Speedster ( in process for to many years now ) and my finished MG TD – see you at Carlisle.

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