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1976 mgb w/cat converter please help- day 2 after changing to a new coil adn starter and i cannot get it to start -the last time ti tried- the starter got hot but still no start when i turned the key. i need to verify the coil and starter wiring i assume these are right- coil- green white to positive and blue resistor to positive and ground coil- white/ black to negative and brown wire to I think a ballast for the distributor wiring system starter -big battery positive to lower not and rest of brown wires to second nut (nearer the starter (is this right or should they all be connected to the same post?) starter -bigger lug -the larger connector -brown adn white - smnaller lug the smaller connector green and whiote

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    Craig Davies May 11, 2010

    Has the car got a distributor? Is it points or electronic ignition? Give me some info and i might be able to talk you through problem/




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I have the same model year as yours, but that does not really matter. If you go to the back of your Haynes manual, the wiring color codes are spelled out for you specific to your car, It is possible that a new or rebuilt starter can be stuck (clearances on starter gear/and shaft) or that you somehow bolted it in slightly askew and it is stuck or cannot move properly. Spot check the ring gear teeth by looking through the starter hole to see if they are o.k. and that the gear on the starter seems correct.  Also, look around and check and make sure the ground strap is good (motor to body) or any ground for that matter Sometimes, if a motor or starter motor is in a locked rotor condition this will cause a heat rise. It might be a good idea to remove it and energize it with jumper cables from the battery-- (a bench test) to verify actuation. (spin)  Then wipe the grease of the leads (so you can read your color code) and carefully connect them to the terminals as the wiring diagram tells you in the Haynes manual.

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