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MG MGB Technical - Mounting of 4 relays
|I am intending to fit 2 relays for dipped & main beam (the square ones that I bought last year as a made up set with wiring from MGCC spares). I also have 2 new square relays to replace the round ones as fitted as factory fitted on my 1980 roaster(albeit previously replaced by me).Some time ago I saw a post on this forum where somebody had mounted 4 square relays neatly together more or less where my 2 round ones are currently sited.That post I think also indicated where the mounting bracket was obtained. Does anyone remember seeing this ? ( I intend to keep my round relays as spares so that a reverse to originality could be made if desired ). If I add a further relay for the fan at some stage I would fix that to the side strut between the radiator and the inner wing as per John Twist suggestion on YouTube.
|I used these that interlock: wires go in at the bottom: relays plug in the top.|
|Anywhere behind the radiator panel, protected from the elements there. I'd advise fitting fuses - one per filament - as with relays if you get a short the wiring will burn much more readily, without the resistance of the switches and connectors to 'protect' it!|
Thanks your picture. Your setup is an alternative to that suggested by Michael. Your mounting clearly works well,if I understand it,where used for MGBs where the radiator is set back towards the engine whereas mine being a 1980 roadster there is little space in front of the radiator panel (& poor accessibility ).As Paul comments there is better weather protection (& room behind the panel.Your mounting bar looks like neat & smart piece of steel,possibly painted in a silver finish - did you fashion it yourself or acquire an "off the shelf item"?
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