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Old 01-16-2009, 01:18 PM
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rewiring a 78 MG Midget

i have this 78 MG Midget i all of the sudden about 1 1/2 age a nice little squirrel decided to chew threw the electrical wiring in several spots oh joy it is such a mess and i don't have any clue how to rewire this whole little car it not the rewiring work part just should i just rewire the whole care or start troubleshooting any ideas thanks

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Being another midget owner Id say from working on these wiring looms the wire has trace colors . Just find the matching wire , strip away the insulation , get a soldering iron solder them back together and with some heat shrink tube go over all the splices with a heat gun and shrink the shrink tube.
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orrrr.....

Or you could get a generic wiring harness and replace wiring that likely needs it anyway.

I don't know the first thing about MG's but I imagine the customer service or sales department of American Autowire, Painless, or Haywire can help guide you on purchase and installation.

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Go to Moss Motors they will have anything, anything you need for your MG. They are one of the country's largest suppliers for english car parts.
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I would try the fix it methods first

I would invest a little there (time) before getting into a big rewire job, which could easily be the last job on that car....if you get what I mean
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Considering the age of the car, refitting a new harness is a big plus factor. The car is small and with some of the Lucas electrics envolved a new wiring job seems a better approach than a patch job. With the proper harness everything should fit no cutting or making do as you have with a generic harness. After market harnesses are very good but the mfg has no idea what car it will go into. From a full size piece of Dteroit iron to a stripped rat rod.
Getting a harness designed for the car is the best way to go!
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britishwiring.com

they will sell you a harness or the right color wires
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