Well, getting it to crank is a good first step.
I'd say the next step is to check for power at the coil (test lamp from
'+' or 'Bat' terminal to ground should light when the key is on). If
that's OK, check for fire at the plugs (remove a spark plug, connect it
back to it's high tension lead, then lay the body of the plug on a
ground, like a valve cover stud. Have a helper crank the engine, look
for spark at the tip of the plug).
If that's OK, I'd suggest getting a can of starting ether, and spraying
a bit into the air cleaners, then try to start it. (Or have a helper
try to start it while you spray ether into the carbs) If it starts and
dies, you know you've got a fuel problem. If it still won't fire,
double check the fire at the plugs, the ignition timing and the valve
John Summers wrote:
> I admit it, I need Dan Masters' book. After letting the ol' TR 6 set under
> the tarp for three weeks; after "figuring out" that the fasten belts light
> was God's way of slapping me in the face, I fastened the passenger seat belt
> and today tried to start it.
> The good sign was that it actually turned over. From the switch, to the
> relay, to whatever, to the starter to the engine, it was spinning. But it
> didn't start!! It did this every time I tried but it wouldn't start. It
> did get the battery down to the point that the car would just set there
> So I hooked up the charger and charged for six hours with the same result.
> If it ain't one thing, it's another huh?
> Any (further)ideas?
> John Summers