The next stage was to remove all the grease and dirt and then re-wrap with fresh pvc tape. It was then decided that it would be wise to replace all the connectors in the loom with new items in order to achieve the best electrical connection. Replacement spade and bullet connectors were sourced, as were the clear rubber boots. The old connectors were cut off and the new items crimped and soldered on for extra conductance and longevity.
As other electrical equipment was required for the car, an extra loom was devised that would maintain this circuit. A new fuse box was purchased and a wire taken from the starter motor live (where the main battery cable terminates) to the fuse box. This would supply the additional items; radio, electric aerial, alarm, central locking, front and rear fog lights and hazard lights.
The circuit diagram below illustrates how the loom was constructed, after some consultation with members of the MG BBS.
Note how relays were used to ensure the fog lights were provided with enough power, and also to protect the electric aerial.
When completed, the looms were fed through the repainted shell and components connected up. It was vital not to connect the batteries at any stage until every component had been connected and loose wires checked.
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