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MG TD TF 1500 - after driving few miles, can't start until later
|Another 1951 MG TD question...|
I got my car up and running today after cleaning the spark plugs, fuel pump lines, and new battery from a 4 month break.
First quarter mile the car was back-firing, but then started running smoothly with no backfire.
Why the back-firing? Is this bad?
Then, I had a nice 5 mile drive.
Here is the main question and scenario I have run into times before...
I turn the ignition off. Just seconds after this, I try to "smartly" start the engine again, but I just get the rrrrrrrr sound and the engine doesn't start.
I have to wait for about a half hour to smartly start it again.
Is there a special procedure I need to follow?
|See the thread I just started.|
|John is thinking rotor, which is entirely possible. I'm also thinking point gap. Adjust it correctly, use a dwell meter if you have one. Note, changing dwell may change timing as well.|
This thread was discussed on 02/05/2011
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