Curious 82 Spider No Start Issue
Hi all, I've been absent from the forum for some time, partly because the car has been awesome, and partly because I was overseas. I took my car out of 2.5 years of storage and she started easy enough and I was able to drive it home. However, it's developed a curious tendency.
I stopped to get fuel and when I went to start it, it caught for a couple of cycles and then died. I tried to start, but couldn't. I waited an hour (at least the beer was good) and tried to start...no luck. I had a friend hold the throttle wide open (like you would to clear flooding in carbs) and after turning over for about 30 seconds it caught and ran.
This has happened to me twice and I was able to fix and drive on.
After sitting for a couple of months at my cottage I started the car, again with no problems and drove it out of the garage...let it run for a bit and shut it down. When I went to start, caught and died. Same problem...except I cannot get it to start at all. I've done the following.
Waited half a day with the plugs out...tried to start...caught and died.
Replaced plugs and waited over night...same result...caught and died.
I've replaced all my vacuum hoses with silicone and have sealed any small cracks in the main air intake. I removed the fuel line and it seems to be getting lots of fuel.
I checked the fly wheel sensor connectors behind the washer bottle and they seem in good condition.
So, I have fuel, I have air and I have spark.
Your ideas would be very much appreciated. Lolita has never let me down.