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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    1500 battery cable colors

    I'm curious, what colors are the stock battery cables supposed to be on a 1500? Mine are "backward" from the modern convention; red is negative and black is positive even though they were all negative ground. Previous owner insists he never had them replaced, so as far as I know that's how it was originally. I'd swap them but the ring terminals are different sizes. Only thing that bugs me is when I get the battery tested at Autozone, I have to assure them that red is really black and black is really red.
    1977 Midget 1500

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    Re: 1500 battery cable colors

    Tell you buddies at AutoZone about the + and - symbols on the battery, I know sometimes hard to see, but still. British cars are quirky, but I don't imagine BL was unconventional with their battery cable colors in the 70s.

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