Remove the plugs.
Disable the ignition system.
Does the engine turn over w/ the starter?
Were the cylinders full of coolant or fuel? (Now you know why I said
to disable the ignition*)coolant= head gsk or cracked head. Fuel =
No? Put a socket on the crank pulley and try to turn by hand. Turns?
Probably a voltage drop problem with the starter circuit.
Doesn't turn? Mechanical issue inside engine.
* ask me what happens if you don't disable the ign.
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On Mar 20, 2010, at 12:32, "Craig Straub" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hi Group,
> Well two weeks ago I tried to start my MGB after getting the motor
> two years ago. Before trying to start the engine, I had all the
> spark plugs out turned the engine over till I got good oil pressure
> then I put the plugs back in. The next day tried to start it. It
> tried to start then all of a sudden the engine stopped turning
> over. Thought I had a bad battery. Took the battery to the parts
> store and had it tested, no problems with the battery. However I
> did notice I was having a problem with the ground wire. I got a new
> battery ground wire put it on and tried again. Tried to start again
> failed again. This time took starter off thinking maybe the starter
> was hanging up. WRONG!
> The motor is still frozen. Just really frustrated right now. Any
> suggestions on quick checks I can do?
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