got old points out and they seem to be melted a little got new points and run pos wire from fuses and seem to short and wire gets hot

20

Asked by Jul 19, 2015 at 11:43 AM about the MG Midget

Question type: Maintenance & repair

7 Answers

1,090

There should be a resistor or resistor wire in the circuit to step down the voltage from 12 to 14 volts to 6 to 8 volts. Running it too long that way will also burn up the ignition coil. HTH. - Jim

1 people found this helpful.
150

I hope you aren't running a hot wire through the points, the points are a condensing ground circuit, you can burn out points and condenser that way. The only hot wire is on the ignition coil and it will have gone through a ballast resistor so it is not battery voltage.

2 people found this helpful.
20

no havent run it. the wire coming from celiniod to coil is how maney volts? cuz i have no power going to coil? and no resister between thats what melted the old points. got car like thisand would love to drive it one day thanks for your help

1 people found this helpful.
1,090

Since you have no power to the coil, check for power at the ignition switch. If you have power to the ignition switch but none coming out, ignition switch is bad. If you have power coming out of the ignition switch but it gets lost going to the coil, the wire going from the ignition switch to the coil is bad. If you have no power at the ignition switch check the wiring down by the starter. There may be a burned out fuseable link there. HTH. - Jim

1 people found this helpful.
150

Look at this:

2 people found this helpful.
20

i have negative earth on my 77 mg. this is showing positive earth?

1 people found this helpful.
150

So it has been converted but the wiring should still be the same.

1 people found this helpful.

Your answer:

Looking for a used Midget in your area?

CarGurus has 5 nationwide Midget listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postcode:

MG Midget experts

  • #1
    firebird338
    Reputation
    70
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    50
  • #3
    Lars Cats
    Reputation
    40
View all

Related models for sale

Ford Escort for sale
59 listings
MG MGB GT for sale
7 listings
Mercedes-Benz SLK for sale
89 Great deals out of 936 listings starting at £1,500
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for sale
41 Great deals out of 929 listings starting at £3,250
Jaguar XK8 for sale
87 listings starting at £6,989
Volkswagen Transporter for sale
55 Great deals out of 2,035 listings starting at £5,495
Jaguar X-TYPE for sale
11 Great deals out of 338 listings starting at £748
Jaguar S-TYPE for sale
3 Great deals out of 172 listings starting at £2,295
BMW Z3 for sale
3 Great deals out of 109 listings starting at £1,995
Fiat Ducato for sale
147 listings starting at £8,950
Mercedes-Benz C-Class for sale
558 Great deals out of 6,019 listings starting at £890
MG MGB for sale
4 listings
Mercedes-Benz V-Class for sale
5 Great deals out of 111 listings starting at £25,480
Ford Ranger for sale
87 Great deals out of 921 listings starting at £2,495
BMW 3 Series for sale
623 Great deals out of 7,345 listings starting at £894

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.