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MG Midget and Sprite Technical - Carborator not working
|Installed a new Weber carborator in my 76 Mg midget and now it won't turn over.|
|Does your fuel pump continue pumping. Pull the spark plugs and see if it not a fuel lock if the new carb leaked gas into the cylinders. |
Do not try to turn it over with the starter as you could spray fuel all over everything. Put the car in 4th gear and push it foreward or backward a couple of feet.
After that does your starter solenoide click and not turn it over. If not then you have an electrical problem.
|Exactly right Sandy|
If you have done nothing else then it is possible that the engine has filled with fuel because the weber has leaked.
I personally would remove the plugs and turn the engine over by means of a spanner on the crank pulley.
Other than that is it a simple coincidence and the starter is fauly or the earth to the engine is poor?
|What kind of Weber carb? Electric choke or manual?|
I did a similar thing this past summer when installing a new electric choke on my Weber DGV & a new distributor at the same time...somehow managed to blow a fuse...engine would turn over, but not run.
If the engine isn't fuel locked, check the starting circuit.
I've been able to solve many electrical problems on my '78 with just a cheap 12 volt test light from my local parts store.
Good luck, let us know what you find.
This thread was discussed on 26/12/2009
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