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Old 30-07-2017, 10:23 PM   #21
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Excellent work there, chum. Keep the updates coming. Will you get a new panel to replace the one the kill switch was in?

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Until I can sort out why the battery is draining it will have to stay for the time being but it means I can't lock the car so not ideal!



My mate had the dash out to get to the ECU to check for water ingress as apparently it can affect the horn and fog light - or something like that - I wasn't listening I was in the zone with the wet vac. Bottom line it looked like someone else has already had a look because there was marks on the casing. That said no signs of water damage. Mate is going to bring an amp reader over tomorrow to see if he can work out what's going on. Very frustrating as every time the kill switch goes off it reset the clock and radio as well as not being able to lock the car.

If I'm honest I only got 28 days insurance on it as my plans were to clean it up and sell it on. My friend is also over from America for two weeks so was going to get him insured on it for him to have as a run around but not sure il be able to sort the issues before he arrives on Tuesday.

Need to give the outside a clean to see how bad the body work is - will decide if I do it with a rattle can or spend a little more on and get it done professionally. It's unlikely il keep it for myself so just weighing up how far to take it.


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Old 30-07-2017, 10:32 PM   #22
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So your mate suspected the same as me on page 1.

Have you tried the tailgate loom?
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Old 30-07-2017, 10:44 PM   #23
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So your mate suspected the same as me on page 1.



Have you tried the tailgate loom?


I actually screen grabbed and sent him your reply that evening - he then googled it and there was a big thread on it.

First thing he did was check the tailgate loom and that all looked fine


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Old 30-07-2017, 10:46 PM   #24
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Lovely job on that interior. Your interior is a better spec than my old one having the part leather seats, mine had the vinyl leather look-a-like.
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My mate was round again with an amp tester. Battery was only loosing 0.01 but the other test he did indicated that the battery needed replacing so have ordered a new one to see how we get on.

Horn wasn't working and given that it was re wired by the dealer 18 months ago we got the passenger fog light off to see what was going on. Can't say I payed much attention here as he started taking relays, circuits and switches but did say he would come back at the weekend for further investigation.

In the meantime I thought I'd clean up the fog surround
















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That interior has come up a treat and a rare chance to see an MG front seat without a disintegrated bolster!

I used to have a ZS so have a bit of a soft spot for older MGs. Mine had a period of suffering random electrical issues, it turned out that the alternator was dodgy and not fully charging the battery. Over time this killed the battery completely, replacing both fixed all the issues (and others, like intermittent locking issues) in one go.


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Done a bit more to the car in the last few days...











Need to get some more coarse wire wool but a bit better



How it's looking at the moment





Layer of dodo wax super light or something like that






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At last! some whole car shots!

Defo worth putting some effort into

Keep it up - working wonders!

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Out with the old



In with the new



I've disconnected the kill switch and have locked the car using the central locking. Hopefully, when I try it in the morning it won't have drained as the manual lock doesn't work




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I bought one of those lion batteries for my 308, was a very good battery matey , no problems, unlike the Vauxhall original one.
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