>On Dec 23, 2008, at 6:34 PM, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
>> So?I cut away the
>> portion of the rear light ground terminal plate that contacted the
>> bolt, thus eliminating the grounding to the frame.? Voila, both
>> d rear light worked again, this time with the rear bolted to the
>> rack.? I
>> f anyone else encounters this problem, you may want to try this
>> Jerry Moos
>The moral of this tale is, as anybody who ever owned a British car with
>Lucas electrics knows, is that almost any electrical problem can be
>traced back to a grounding problem.
>Drinking warm beer from my Lucas refrigerator in Berkeley, Calif.
I am having no trouble with the Lucas electrics on eighty, seventy five and forty five year old cars as well as sixty five year old Lucas cycle dynamo and Lucas acetylene lamps. I did have to change the lights on a Chrysler from six volt to twelve a few years ago in order to see at night. Could there be a touch of chauvinism from one (or both) of us, Phil? Stuart Tallack on Christmas day in West Sussex having just put his Bates away and fetching out the Morgan tricycle for a drive in the South Downs.