Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Grosse Pointe, MI
Quiz Time: Nord no start x 2
Ok boys and girls, it's quiz time: Why wouldn't two seemingly different cars refuse to start.
Case one: 1962 Giulia Sprint 1600. Single Solex carb. In dry storage for a couple of years. Owner routinely started the car maybe every month or so. Never a problem other than a dying battery. We repainted it, did nothing to the motor. Went to deliver it to the client after a few months - no start.
Case two: 1979 Sprint Veloce. 2 liter Spica project car. After several years in storage the motor was recommissioned by the PO with lots of new stuff including electronic ignition. Ran crappy when I got it but after a SPICA set up the motor ran well - for a while. It suddenly died and would not fire.
Both motors had the big three: spark, fuel, compression.
Properly timed (cams and ignition). New plugs, plug wires, battery, swapped in know good dizzy. Sprayed with starter fluid.
Crank, crank, crank... Not a single pop.
Once I realized what the problem was they both fired up and ran like new.
What was the problem?
Prizes: Something perhaps that you are missing on your Alfa that I might have in my inventory (within reason - if it's too valuable I'll lie and say I don't have it...).
Or a set of SPICA new rubber fuel grommets.
The Brad Davisson Memorial Scholarship Fund:
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