I have just been confronted with a starting issue on my S3 1988 Spider. It has spent several months having new carbs fitted and was running like a dream, however yesterday on attempting to start I got a couple of spins of the starter but the engine failed to catch. Then on 3rd attempt nothing - not even an effort to turn the starter. So I have since conditioned the battery to fully charged and using a jump starter tried again today - same issue. Noticeably there are some oddities with the electrics - lights in dash coming then nothing at all, the digital clock reset to zero etc. Figured could be a fuse, but looks all Ok - any ideas? There has been some work done to replace all hi tension leads and I think it stood in the wet for some time while at the garage - looks electrical to me, but seeking some good thoughts on where to start. Alternator perhaps?