I'm just messing around getting to know this car stuff, but when I get this I
retard the timing a bit, not too much or it overheats. I just use the wheelie
thing on the side of the black plastic thing with 5 wires on the top. Turn is to
the right (I think) in the direction 'R'
But this is just a kludge, let me know if you get any good answers!
49 DeSoto Custom
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Subject: MGB Starting Problem
Author: "JOSHAUGH.UK.ORACLE.COM" <JOSHAUGH@uk.oracle.com> at smtpcc
Date: 06/18/96 2:24 PM
I've been very naughty and not used my MGB for a couple of months now, added
with the fact that I've got a new shiney car, the B is sulking at me and
refusing to start. I've tried it a few times and it's just having none of it.
It's turning over well, pretty fast, but there just is no attempt at any
It's been in a dry garage and I doubt very much it's damp or anything (tried
the usual WD40, etc.). I'm sure when I recently tried it I heard the petrol
pump ticking and fuel coming thro'. I've had a plug out and earthed it and
couldn't see a spark when turning the engine over (although I'm not sure I did
this properly). The points seem to be OK, with a decent gap.
I'm getting paranoid about it as now I think it may be the petrol pump and
when I just tried it couldn't hear it ticking. (there is petrol in the tank!).
I've just bought a new condenser and ignition coil so this may help (hope so!).
Any other ideas or things to try?