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2019/06/20 17:56:28 (permalink)

Non starting 73 old lady

Hi my old lady seems not to want to start she has a new battery 85 ah. She has been off the road for a number of years, ten years. I was wondering if there are any weak spots to look at before I replace the ht side. The fuel pump works it's a new starter motor only a couple of hundred miles before she was laid up. Could the ignition starter unit have failed. cheers.
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Re: Non starting 73 old lady 2019/06/20 18:15:58 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby stuarts911 2019/06/21 19:51:52
Ten year old fuel will not help - did you renew it?

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Re: Non starting 73 old lady 2019/06/21 19:55:41 (permalink)
Fortunately she had no fuel in the tank, so all the fuel used is new-it appears to be getting nothing on the HT side. She always was a lazy starter even with a new starter motor on.  The new battery is an 85 ah so there is enough to start her, If needs be I will pull all the HT side and replace the joys of an old lady.
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Re: Non starting 73 old lady 2019/07/01 17:07:45 (permalink)
You do not say if your "73" 911 is Carburettored, Mechanical Fuel Injection or K Jetronic type of fuel supply.
I assume that with only one battery it is an "G" series, early impact bumpered car with K Jetronic fuel injection.
A little more infrmation from you could help us advise what to try.
Have you sorted it yet?

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Re: Non starting 73 old lady 2019/07/02 14:36:56 (permalink)
She's an early G with a single battery, running K jetronic fuel injection. Unfortunately, I cried foul and asked my mechanic to come and give it a quick look. He found dodgy wiring to the coil. So it will require him to spend an hour or two fettling. I just have wait for a space to open up in his schedule. 
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