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Hi all Since restoring my GT6 (completed this year) my car has been as good as gold starting. But today I had a problem which I can’t see any obvious explanation for. As I haven’t driven the car for about 2 weeks, turned over quite a few times before the fuel got through the system. The battery did suffer a bit as a result but all was running fine so off I went (note to self always prime the pump after a period of non use). First stop petrol station where unusually I filled it to 3/4 full (1st time since rebuild). Started fine. Next stop Sainsbury’s, 5 mins turned off, turned over fine but would not start or even bite. In the end battery started struggling. Baffled. Left it for 20 mins whilst I nipped home (courtesy of a very kind fellow shopper) to get some tools. Tried again without doing anything, started on the key.😮 - Electronic ignition - Low mileage inline fuel filter (ahead of pump) Any ideas? Thanks all. TSSC advice always the best. Can’t be looking like a classic car loser at Sainsbury’s!! On the positive side had some lovely comments at the petrol station. Some very nice people out there 😏 Rich
Hi guys, So, currently sitting in my garage is a late model Spitfire 1500 which has not been on the road for 10 years. The bodywork seems good, interior is a little tatty (or missing) But no great concern. The problem is, the engine won't start. It turns over,pumps fuel (which is fresh) but no start. The questions are, therefore, what should I be looking at? What perils usually lurk within a Spitty that hasn't moved in 10 years? As far as the engine is concerned, there's no spark from the coil (put the lead out next to bodywork to check), should I replace it? I'm presuming I'll need to sort out everything under the dizzy cap. To that end is it worth switching to electronic ignition? Or should I sort the old points condenser system first? As far as electric ignition can anyone recommend one, and any to avoid. Right. That about covers it for now. Sorry if it's a lot but I'm new to this game so please be gentle. this car has been inherited from my dad so I'd like to get her up and running. Thanks in advance for your help, Jonathan