Congratulations on your success! If you read the various labels on the
can of WD-40 you'll discover that the propellant is Propane. Do you have a
wiring diagram for the car? It'll make it much easier to help troubleshoot the
Rick Sinclair wrote:
> Dear list,
> (If you are not interested in a success story, just skip to the
> bottom for the question.)
> Many thanks! After all your help, I finally have fixed the problem,
> and now the '68 'b runs! There is snow here (and I am 14), so I didn't
> take it for a drive, but I sat in it revving the engine for about 15
> minutes. Such Joy! Such Happiness!
> Anyway, the problem was actually very simple. I had determined it had
> spark and compression, so the only culprit I could think of was gas. I
> disconnected the fuel line at the carbs, cranked it, and nothing came
> out! Finally, I knew approximately where the Problem was. I Jacked it
> up to check the Fuel pump, and my Dad noticed a wire that was
> disconnected. Hook it up, turn the key, and PRESTO!, the pump started
> clicking. (I don't know why I hadn't noticed it before) tried cranking
> it, no go. Used WD-40 as a starter fluid (all out of ether), and
> WOW!!! It started. It sounded so nice!
> Now, on to the next problem. Out of the headlights, horn, dials,
> brake lights,turn signals, and windshield wipers, only the headlights
> work. I would
> appreciate your input on this problem.
> You've got to love these cars.
> Rory Sinclair <:-P
> '68 MGB