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    Distributor fitting

    I think I will look at the choke first as I know there's fuel there and it's getting to the plugs. If that works I will try the spray bottle. Is there a way of testing the choke? Or a better way
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    Distributor fitting

    We'll see lol. Don't hold your breath
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    Distributor fitting

    The leads are in the correct order as the firing order is on the manifold
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    Distributor fitting

    I have tdc on the compression stroke. It was all set at 10 degrees before tdc. I will look at the choke in a little more detail. I have it locked on atm as I pulled the cable through into the cab last week lol. There is fuel in the chambers as I've had them off previously and there was fuel...
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    Distributor fitting

    They are hif carbs. All out of ideas now.
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    Distributor fitting

    So the ballast resistor needs connecting then? I wasnt sure whether it was needed with the v8 as that would have been fit to it when it had a 1.8. It was never connected when I brought the car I have cleaned all the earths up but not checked the battery power in the footwell
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    Distributor fitting

    I have now removed the carbs but still a no go. The float was slightly out on one so I have corrected that. It has a ballast resistor that isn't connected up, is that needed? There is also a wire off the starting motor that's not connected and another by the coil (same wire) I assume this was...
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    Su hif carbs

    Yes I have been trying fuel from a 5 ltr can to eliminate the tank. I had a previous car and the tank was basically slurry. That had sat around 30 to 40 yrs. I stripped the carbs and pots so they are all clean and running freely. I have had the fuel line off the carbs and there is fuel coming...
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    Su hif carbs

    I tried petrol directly in and have also tried easy start. It's definitely a good spark and as for timing I have it at no.1 tdc and have adjusted the timing in both directions a tiny bit at a time. They are brand new plugs. I have just removed them and some have black soot and dry, some are...
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    1977 mgb gt

    I purchased this as a non runner with the intention of getting it started and restoring it. Massive project as I believe it was used for rallying of some kind. Dents all over the place, no seals so water is getting in every where. Roof has been butchered to install a roll cage. Dash is...
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    Su hif carbs

    I can try and alter it. The cars a non runner so just wondered if it will stop it starting
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    Su hif carbs

    I have some Su Hif carbs fit to my 3.5Ltr v8. I have cleaned them up as the pistons were seized. They move freely now. I have now put oil into where it goes but since then the pressure has increased a fair bit to raise the pistons. Obviously this is supposed to happen but it there anyway of...
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    Distributor fitting

    Ok so I've looked again and I was correct when I installed it. I've had the rocker covers off and tested it all and I'm definitely at tdc, Still no joy though. I've tested and have a really good spark although the car is still turning over slowly. My only other thought could be the carbs. I have...
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    Distributor fitting

    I have tried this just rocking it back and forthe and the pistons moving up and down but I can't see any movement on any valves until the rotor arm is 1/4 way around the dizzy and then I see 1 valve on number 1 go down. Not sure which one is the exhaust one. I've only ever done this on a little...
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