LBCarCo EXCLUSIVE!! MGB Electrical Systems and NOW also available Classic British Car Electrical Systems - By Rick Astley




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Updated and revised 2nd edition
  • A ‘why” as well as well as ‘how to’ book.
  • Separate and coloured coded circuit diagrams.
  • Scores of original diagrams
  • Each system treated separately
  • Based on real MGB repair and modification experience.
  • Lots of suggested modifications for improved electrical performance.
  • Suggested alternatives for unavailable or very expensive spares
  • Easy to understand basic electrical theory.
  • Original information never previously published
Even those MGB owners with no previous electrical knowledge or skills will find this book invaluable. Its step by step introduction to basic car electrical theory and its explanation of how each MGB system works, the clear and simple colour diagrams and easy fault finding guides will make everyone and expert.

This book is essential reading for every MGB enthusiast. The mechanical aspects and the restoration of the vehicle have been written about in numerous publications but the so often maligned electrical systems has never before been comprehensively covered. For those new to vehicle electrical systems the book provides a simple primer using mechanical analogies. Each system in the car has its own chapter, with simple and uncluttered circuit diagrams in which each wire can be seen in its real colours. More than a how-to-do guide, the book also explains the “why” of each system and procedure, aiding diagnostics when things don’t go quite as they should. The many fault finding guides help pin those elusive problems down. A must have for those wishing to improve the car for reliability and safety.

Your feedback:
Hello Jeff-- As far as our groups are concerned, I must have been the first to order Rick Astleys book. Every one who sees it is so impressed by the useful information therein( that has not really been available in such a useful form) that they all ask where to get it. Thanks for bringing it to us.-- AL

The subtitle of the book is "Your colour illustrated guide to understanding, repairing and improving the MGB's electrical systems and components." That about sums it up, because you couldn't ask for a more complete and easy to follow manual. The book starts out with important chapters on safety, tools and connectors, basic electrical theory, emergency repairs,and an explanation of sneak currents.
(You knew your MG was sneaky this way, didn't you?)
Then there are chapters on wire harnesses - including full descriptions of all the color codes - fusing and fuses, and the battery. -- KB




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Models covered: British cars built between 1950 and 1980 with an emphasis on those using Lucas electrical systems.
Models not covered: British cars designed outside of UK including some Vauxhall, Ford and other brands made in the late 1970s that use Delco

  • Get-you-home help provided throughout
  • Each system circuit explained with easy-to-follow diagrams
  • Fault-finding guides for each major system
  • Component evolution explained
  • Clear photographs aid component identification
  • Explanations, with diagrams, of how systems work
  • Differences between home and export models described and explained
  • Repair procedures for expensive or hard-to-find components
  • Modification suggestions to improve safety, reliability and driveability
  • Basic theory to help diagnose unique problems

YOUR in-depth colour illustrated guide to understanding, repairing & improving the electrical systems of British classics equipped with Lucas, Smiths Industries & SU components. 1950 to 1980.

The electrical systems used in British cars in the period 1950 to 1980 have gained some notoriety, most of it unfavourable and much of it undeserved. This book shines a light on the subject, system by system, including the murkier corners. Whatever their foibles, the cars remain the cherished possessions of enthusiasts worldwide. This book’s contribution to making the electrical systems understandable and reliable will maintain the enjoyment the cars provide for many decades to come.

Based on a formula proven in Rick Astley’s previous and much acclaimed book, MGB Electrical Systems, this new book breaks down the electrical systems of classic British cars into separate and easily understandable sections. In each, the components and system as a whole are examined in theory and chronology, to show how and why they evolved the way they did. With hundreds of colour photographs and diagrams, together with fault-finding tables, the veil of mystery is removed, allowing the owner to understand, repair and improve their cherished classic.

This book is the definitive and indispensable guide to British car electrical systems, and deserves a place on every enthusiast's bookshelf. - Independent Reviews

"It covers everything that you need to know and is a must have on the bookshelf of all British Car lovers. Thoroughly recommended." - British Car Club of New Zealand

"Each major system is given its own chapter, providing theory, component parts and full system operating explanations. Also included are fully cross-referenced, fault-finding charts, which combine with hundreds of colour photographs and illustrations to allow the owner to understand, repair and improve their cherished classic." - Irish Vintage Scene

"Each major system is given its own chapter and full operating explanations are provided. All in all a valuable help to the classic car owner who it determined to do it himself." - Club Torque

"While it centres on post-war British cars built up to 1980, most of the information is relevant to any classic car, and there in-depth descriptions of how to make proper electrical connections, use relays, etc, all illustrated by colour pictures and diagrams. It's just superb." - Octane

Covering common car electrical systems from 1950 to 1980 this book is packed with illustrations and easy-to-follow guides." - Practical Classics

"Book of the Year 2009. Covers everything you're ever likely to need to know about your classic's wiring. Full colour images and clear advice make this book a bargain." - Classics Monthly


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