[Healeys] Ignition Circuit

Patrick & Caroline Quinn p_cquinn at tpg.com.au
Sat May 25 01:44:45 MDT 2019

Hello Simon


Could do that, but it would mean that a wire would have to run two feet to
the other side of the engine bay.


I would like the least number of wires as possible so it at least looks


Many thanks


Patrick Quinn


From: simon.lachlan at alexarevel.plus.com
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Sent: Saturday, 25 May 2019 5:33 PM
To: 'Patrick & Caroline Quinn'
Subject: RE: [Healeys] Ignition Circuit


Would it not be easier to wire it off the fuse block? 

Even easier were you to have one of those 7-way blocks?

I can't comment on the ignition light. I saw something similar when reading
up about swapping from generator to alternator, but can't recall.



From: Healeys <healeys-bounces at autox.team.net> On Behalf Of Patrick &
Caroline Quinn
Sent: 25 May 2019 08:17
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] Ignition Circuit




Seeking advice from those who understand automotive electrics.


My real Healey has an electric fan in front of the radiator that was
controlled by a thermo switch. Worked reasonably well, but drew quite a bit
of power but nothing concerning. When on, the amp gauge needle would always
hover in the negative. 


Personally I don't like thermo switches, so the fan has now been wired
direct and operated by a discreet switch under the dash. Power is taken
directly from the outgoing side of the ignition switch so that the fan only
comes on when the ignition is on along with the specific switch.


Works well, but now when the fan goes on the ignition light is illuminated
and will not go out.


Does that mean that the ignition circuit doesn't like what I have done? I am
thinking of taking the power direct from the incoming side of the ignition
switch so that the fan is powered direct from the battery. Would that work?


Any electrical whizzes out there?




Patrick Quinn

Blue Mountains, Australia 



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