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1980 MGB Instrument Voltage Stabilizer/Regulator Picture request

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art Z
tucson, USA   usa

Hello all, I have finally gotten my 1980 MGB running and the temperature gauge and fuel gauge does not work. After a little research, it seems that the instrument panel voltage regulator/stabilizer is the culprit. I found an old one in a bag of parts, as I bought this car as a basket case, with parts everywhere! I can't seem to find anyplace behind the dash, as some of the posts have described.

Does anyone have a picture of this Regulator/Stabilizer IN PLACE, that they could share? I know what it looks like, but since mine has been unplugged, I need to know where and what color the wires are. I do have the schematic/wiring diagram and it doesn't seem to be on it!! Thanks in advance!
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Wayne Sanders
Outside Otis, OR - in the woods!, USA   usa
1965 MG MGB V6 Conversion "Carmine"
1977 MG MGB "Ole Yeller"
1979 MG MGB "Kermit"
1984 Chevrolet Corvette "The Green Weenie"
1994 Chevrolet S10 "Lil Red"

Art, it's a hard picture to take. THe little bugger goes way up under the drivers side. Location don't matter a whole lot, as long as the wires will reach. Make sure it is well grounded, and just put a screw in holding it.

But chances are the critter should be replaced. They got really flakey as they got old.

New solid state units for under $20.



Wayne Sanders
Rose Lodge, OR

"I don't care to belong to any club that accepts people like me"-joined Willamette Valley Club in 2011

77 MGB - Four tone paint - some kind of electronic ignition - hood props - cheap tires - new springs all around - mixture of poly and rubber bushings - original exhaust - fuzzy seatcovers - stereo out of old F150 pickup - virtually no rust - right front wrecked and semi well repaired - just about right for me!

78 MGB - Done right by a good PO, and I only bought it. Tell Jim how nice it is. But I did put in a Datsun 5 speed.

79/65 MGB - Carmine- V-6 - T-5
95% Done. V-6 is a treat, and the five speed is great.
More to do, but isn't there always?
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Circle Pines, MN, USA   usa
1974 MG MGB

The stabilizer is up and behind the left side of the steering column. I'm not sure if the wires are both green or one is green/white.
This is on a '74, yours may be different.





Early 1974 MGB with OD, SU HIF's, 72 spoke chrome WW's, Schlemmer Pertronix, DuBois fuel pump, Limey's relays, Gerry's column kit.
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art Z
tucson, USA   usa

Thanks much for the replies, and the picture is EXACTLY what I needed!!! I know mine is shot as it was in two pieces! I also know how to make a solid state unit. It's actually quite simple, now to find those pesky wires!
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Kent McNeill
London, Ontario, Canada   can
1967 MG MGB GT
1980 MG MGB

One more picture by Bruiserman shows the Voltage stabilizer (circle on the right) with a green wire and a light green/green wire. Also shown is the Inertia switch (circle on the left) to cut off the power to the fuel pump should you have crash. The button on the top of this switch needs to be pushed down to let power go to the pump. In a crash it pops up and cuts off the power.

Kent
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