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Old 23-03-15, 18:47   #1
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V8 starting issues

Hello people.

maybe not just starting issues, a few other questions too

I have finally started working on my V8.

IT has been sitting for 10 years+

after trying to start it on sunday, the starting circuit now seems faulty, turn the key to start, brake warning light turns on, but engine won't turn over.
how can i bypass the inhibitor switch? what else to check?
it was winding over very well, and running off the fuel down the carby, but it just stopped, engine isn't ceased (can wide it over by hand)

and some questions

firstly, do these have a lift pump?

secondly, after losing 15 liters or so of BP Ultimate overnight (it appears that my tank leaks), V8 carby fuel tanks, they are different to EFI tank? what will fit in it? can you use an EFI tank and modify it?

Thirdly, how on earth do you remove the shifter?

BTW i realize how stupid it now seems as i dont have fuel running to it to actually start it, however, i just want it to start winding over again, then worry aobut the fuel tank
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Old 24-03-15, 07:45   #2
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have you checked the starter solenoid? after 10 years of non starting it may be sticking. give it a tap with a hammer and see if it turns over.

Is it actually turning over at all?
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Old 24-03-15, 11:18   #3
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Also keen to find out about the fuel tank compatibility between EFI and carb tanks
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Old 24-03-15, 15:39   #4
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Hey Nate,

it isn't turning over at all.
the starter has had a few good wacks with a hammer.

might remove it and test it on the bench.
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Old 26-03-15, 12:22   #5
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could also be a loose connection or similiar. If it's not turning over at all it's very likely to be battery or starter related.
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Did you find out anything about the fuel tanks?
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Did you find out anything about the fuel tanks?
the tank's external dimensions are the same from my understanding. The main difference between an efi tank and a carby tank is that the efi tank has a swirl pot installed which ensures the fuel pump never starves of fuel, particularly when the vehicle is cornering with low levels of fuel.

I don't believe these have a pre pump either but I could be mistaken.
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