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Acknowledgements & about the authorForewordChapter 1. Working safely Chapter 2. Understanding electricity Chapter 3. Sneak currents Chapter 4. Making the right connectionsChapter 5. Wire harness Chapter 6. Fuses and circuit-breakersChapter 7. BatteryChapter 8. Charging system Chapter 9. Starting systemChapter 10. Ignition systemChapter 11. Lighting Chapter 12. Instrumentation Chapter 13. Overdrive & gearboxChapter 14. Wipers & washersChapter 15. Horn Chapter 16. Fuel pumpChapter 17. Cooling & heating fansChapter 18. Miscellaneous systems Index

About the Author

An electrical engineer, Rick Astley was born and educated in England. Tight budgets and a need to get to work meant he soon developed a thorough working knowledge of the many used British cars he owned; cars he later restored to an acceptable level of reliability.Even though his professional life took him to Canada and eventually to the USA, where he now lives, through membership of his local MG club he has maintained his interest in the British cars of his youth. Rick now works part-time as an electrical engineering consultant in the Motor City of Detroit.


"Book of the Year 2009. Covers everything you're ever likely to need to know about your classic's wiring. Full color images and clear advice make this book a bargain." Classics Monthly " the go-to-guide for electrical work on your car. Practical Classics. This book is truly the definitive and indispensable guide to British car electrical systems for both British mechanics and the do it yourself enthusiasts. You'll soon find out you'll save far more thanks to the expert repair procedures provided for those expensive or hard to find components, as well as benefitting from the basic theory to help diagnose some of the more unique problems. It would [also] be wise to keep the copy in your English collector car book as it also provides invaluable get you home help when an unexpected problem arises. - Norm Mort. "an absolute must for anyone who wants to understand the black art of automotive electrics ... Buy a copy and you'll think: I'm never gonna give you up ..." - Octane (UK).

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