June 22, 2020 at 4:04 pm #306977Eric FowlerParticipant
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.
1952 MG TD FiberFab MiGi, incomplete. 1974 Beetle tub, 1969 1500 cc single port.June 22, 2020 at 8:05 pm #306996Eric FowlerParticipant
It seems I can’t edit my original post, so I’ve added photos to this reply.
1952 MG TD FiberFab MiGi, incomplete. 1974 Beetle tub, 1969 1500 cc single port.June 22, 2020 at 8:48 pm #306998TollerParticipant
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
SabineJune 22, 2020 at 9:05 pm #306999crash55Participant
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 CarlisleJune 22, 2020 at 9:55 pm #307000edward ericsonParticipant
Hey glad you found us over here!July 5, 2020 at 2:28 pm #307057dggrantParticipant
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).
danJuly 5, 2020 at 5:13 pm #307058Dale SchumacherParticipant
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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