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    Llewelyn Guildford
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  1. Cheers Barry! There’s been a ridiculous amount of work gone into it!
  2. Selling my carb turbo, it is currently on eBay for £18.5k. Thousands spent in the past year, I fancy a change now hence the sale. Drop me a message if interested Video here:
  3. You’d be better off buying mine!😊😊😊
  4. I'd consider selling my 88 carb turbo (non-spoiler!) car... I've spent £thousands on it and it needs nothing. Message me if of interest
  5. Me too - Very odd eh! But on my car, when it is disconnected the starter relay will not energise....
  6. Got to the bottom of this and it wasn’t the starter motor!! Happy to snaffle a bit of humble pie I didn’t get any life out of the starter by jumping directly from the battery which was why I was pretty much convinced the starter motor was at fault. My jump leads are shite or I was being an idiot and not clamping it on well enough. Turns out at some point I knocked the connectors off the throttle jack solenoid which caused a voltage drop on the exciter wire. I haven’t looked at the wiring diagram so I’m not sure why but at least the problem is solved. And it’s another thing to check next time my car won’t start!
  7. Well after speaking with SJ they are kindly sending me another starter motor.... Hopefully a working one this time !
  8. Hi Clive, I can't get a meter on them unfortunately - It's all internal. The only thing I can measure on is the ground, the main "hot" post and the exciter input terminal (red/white wire connection). I get a healthy voltage on the exciter wire when the ignition switch is turned. So I've got good ground and power in the right places direct at the starter and it still won't work, not sure what else it can be other than the starter now! Battery had a full overnight charge and I tried again this morning to no avail so it's absolutely not the battery.
  9. Cheers guys! I’ve been out this morning messing about although it’s raining cats and dogs and the car is outside at the mo so it’s not been much fun! So I’ve determined the engine earth is good. Also the battery is definitely good which rules out supply and ground issues. If everything is connected nothing happens except the ignition vacuum relay clicks once (relay in the drivers rear buttress). If I provide 12v direct to the (red/white wire) exciter input on the starter then the solenoid energises but nothing else happens. At that point I’d expect the starter to crank but literally nothing happens. Very odd. I've even tried jump starting off another car to eliminate spurious battery probs. My old starter worked fine until the solenoid contacts were too corroded to work any more. I’m at a loss! I will ring SJ on Monday and get their opinion! Anything I’ve missed?
  10. Thanks sparky... The battery is fully charged and new-ish so should be ok. I’m getting 12.5v ish at the starter feed although haven’t checked the current. I’m not sure I understand your comment though - isn’t putting a jump lead on the solenoid and starter feed the same thing? I’ve already got voltage at the starter, which is permanent
  11. Got a bit of a head scratcher... I bought a high torque starter from SJ to replace my original starter motor as it was basically on it's way out. Anyway I've fitted it but since then the starter motor relay (not the solenoid), clicks once and thats it. I don't get any joy from the solenoid at all. I've verified: Good engine ground A nice healthy voltage directly to the starter motor Momentary trigger voltage from the starter relay to the white/red signal cable which connects to the starter solneoid seems to be there I don't really want to have to remove it and then post back to SJ, and wait for a replacement etc so I'm hoping it's operator error! Anything else worth checking? The only thing I haven't tried yet is applying 12v direct from the battery to the solenoid exciter terminal. Will report back tomorrow morning on this. Any pointers in the meantime would be appreciated
  12. What a great project!! Looking forward to more updates I was going to ask the same question about the respray!
  13. It won't really be going the bin It is in a bit of a state though!
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