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Bruce L. Wiley Avatar
Bruce L. Wiley Bruce Wiley
Vidalia, LA, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB "Daisy"
My car has been converted to neg earth. I ordered a new voltage stabilizer and when it arrived, I noticed it is for pos earth. Is there any way to make this work?
Bruce



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ghnl Silver Member Eric Russell
Mebane, NC, USA   USA
1961 MG MGA "Calvin"
Before you let all the smoke escape see if you can return it for the proper unit.



Eric Russell ~ Mebane, NC
1961 MGA #61, 1981 Alfa Romeo GTV6, 1984 Alfa Romeo Spider, 1991 Honda ST1100

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Nicecar Gary (ex "Harv") G
Victoria, BC, Canada   CAN
1980 MG MGB "Red On Red On Red"
You can buy an IC for a few bucks. Return + and gut yours - ic install. Simple job

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ingoldsb Silver Member Terry Ingoldsby
Calgary, AB, Canada   CAN
1971 MG MGB
Well - theoretically yes. But, you would have to electrically isolate it (and the instruments it services) from the chassis of the car while maintaining thermal conductivity. That, or replace the IC inside. Given the price of these units, just get the correct one.



Terry Ingoldsby
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-03-13 01:54 PM by ingoldsb.

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Wray Gold Member Wray Lemke
., SC, USA   USA
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In reply to # 3696588 by ingoldsb Well - theoretically yes. But, you would have to electrically isolate it (and the instruments it services) from the chassis of the car while maintaining thermal conductivity. That, or replace the IC inside. Given the price of these units, just get the correct one.

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MGB567 Gold Member Barrie Braxton
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB MkI "Money Guzzler"
1979 MG MGB GT V8 Conversion "Darkside"
Mine's in the "spares" bin - it's a bugger when the OEM wasn't polarity sensitive but the replacements are (and you don't read the fine print) - I've got a Limey's now. Fortunately the replacement Smiths fuel gauge I bought for the GT doesn't need a stabiliser.



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