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Bugeye Electrical Wiring Diagram in Logic Format

Bill Young

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Here is my latest revision for the Bugeye Sprite electrical wiring diagram in ladder logic format. It will give you an idea how the power flows through the circuits. Let me know what you think?

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Bill Young
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Jacksonville, Florida
 

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Very nicely done! Thanks.
 

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Looks great! But I would label a couple of the terminals on the ignition/light switch differently. The "H" terminal is for the headlights only. The "S" terminal should be labelled "S&T" and is for the side lights and tail lights, but not the headlights.

The ladder diagram is a lot easier to follow than a standard wiring diagram. 👍

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Here is my latest revision for the Bugeye Sprite electrical wiring diagram in ladder logic format. It will give you an idea how the power flows through the circuits. Let me know what you think?

Thanks

Bill Young
St. Johns Austin-Healey Club
Jacksonville, Florida
Great logo, but maybe it should be a burnt out fuse instead of a lion. Regardless, super useful, thank you.
 

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Bill customized this for me for Bugsy to include Genernator, Voltage Regulator Delete, Electric Fan, Negative Ground of course, and we worked through a few other goodies including LED Lamps, changing Lower Beehive Lamps in rear to support 1157 Bulbs like the front, and adding a jumper wire from Top Brake Light Bulbs so the Lower Bulbs illuminate as well for Brakes. Bugsy also includes new Speedhut Fuel Gauge just added this weekend, Speedhut GPS Speedo, and Speedhut Tach, Also added a Dual USB Connector with a Digital Voltage Readout under the dash. Lots of trick stuff to bring Bugsy into the modern era. Bill thanks Again and let me know when you are ready for help with those Front Disc Brakes for your BE.
 

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I spent 40 years working on elevators and that was how most Co. prints were and your wire colors good job. I might be getting a Bugeye so thanks.
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Bill Young

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Looks great! But I would label a couple of the terminals on the ignition/light switch differently. The "H" terminal is for the headlights only. The "S" terminal should be labelled "S&T" and is for the side lights and tail lights, but not the headlights.

The ladder diagram is a lot easier to follow than a standard wiring diagram. 👍

Rick
Rick
I took a further look at the ignition/light switch as you suggested and revised the diagram to better show the functionality of the switch positions and connections. The lighting switch is a rotary slide switch and I tried now to show how this works in the 3 positions.

Thanks for your input !!
 

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Wow, terrific job on this. Will this apply to the 1500 Midget also? I actually have been spending time coloring in the shop schematic to make it easier for my 69-year-old eyes to follow the wire paths. Cumbersome task, to say the least.

Bob
 

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The 1500 adds other things like warning lights fir this and that but the basic wiring colors stay the same. There is a 1500 wiring diagram in the shop manuals you can find at spridgetguru.com
And the BE diagram is for a positive ground car. Once you understand Bill’s Ladder Logic Diagram and can see how current flows, understand that everything needs a good ground you can make it work. And it can be applied to later Spridgets.
 

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Thanks. I have a wiring diagram from the shop manual. I was a telephone repair guy in my very younger years so wiring diagrams are not foreign to me, but this one sure makes the puzzle simple to follow

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Thanks. I have a wiring diagram from the shop manual. I was a telephone repair guy in my very younger years so wiring diagrams are not foreign to me, but this one sure makes the puzzle simple to follow

Bob
Well I was a sales guy for AT&T and then a Project Manager for the last 15. Took my physical for Wisconsin Bell and nurse handed me a 100 pair cable and said splice those sends together. A few minutes later proudly handed her the cable back. She said you better take a closer look at that. I relooked and handed it back. She shook her head and stamped my physical report. Not Qualified for Cable Splicing. I like 60% of male population am color blind. .
 

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🤭 Bet that was a shock. Girlfriends ever complain about your lousy taste in clothes? Lol

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My son is profoundly colour blind. when my daughter was born they asked if they could do an eye test on her. (the hospital is connected with a university) in the course of the test they said could they test my son for another study - we said sure but he is colour blind (he was 4 1/2) the poo pooed us saying colour blindness is never disgnosed that young - he didn't get past the 2nd page of the colour blind pattern book. His coping mechanisms over the years are truly remarkable. And recently got the colour blindness correcting glasses - and is amazed.

Oh and years ago my son, my brother in law and his brother and I went canoeing - I was pointing out some early fall leaf colour changes - None of the could see it. I then realized that all three of them were colour blind and if the colour blindness test gruop was those two canoes it would have been me who had the problem. 😁
 

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Rick
I took a further look at the ignition/light switch as you suggested and revised the diagram to better show the functionality of the switch positions and connections. The lighting switch is a rotary slide switch and I tried now to show how this works in the 3 positions.

Thanks for your input !!
Rick
I took a further look at the ignition/light switch as you suggested and revised the diagram to better show the functionality of the switch positions and connections. The lighting switch is a rotary slide switch and I tried now to show how this works in the 3 positions.

Thanks for your input !!
Bill,
Great simplified ladder wiring diagram. I'll use it when adding relays to my 1973 Midget.

Thanks for your work!
 
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