View single post by chrisl
 Posted: 08-30-2014 02:22 pm
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Joined: 09-21-2006
Location: Perth, Australia
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After a long layoff am finally getting my Mk1 Healey back on the road.

Woes this afternoon though; I ran it a short while, turned off, tried to restart but no go. Battery is new, fuel pump works.

I was checking the non-return valve on the brake booster immediately beforehand, the valve is not working well and the seal is brittle so will replace them. I did run the car for a short while with the hose disconnected; there was a bit of vapour coming from the rear carby when it conked out. The engine had been idling for about 10 minutes so was warm, but I wouldn't think there would be any cause/effect there.

While the engine seems to be turning over and makes the normal noises (but won't fire) I can see that it actually isn't turning over at all - the cam belt, pulleys etc stay unmoved.

Is it likely to be the starter motor?

Or something more horrible/ terminal and/or expensive?