Hi mini people,
my son and I are stumped with why our engine will not start. I’m no expert,so be patient!!!!
we bought the car from a known source, who had taken the engine out. We have no reason to doubt him when he said it was running. We have had the head off and the bores looked great. We have re-ground the valves and put new valve seals in place. The head was then replaced with new gaskets all round.
we were very careful to reinstall the distributor for elec ignition and get the timing as close as possible as per the various topics on this forum.
the carb has been refurbished by a professional as it was beyond our capabilities
the engine has been reinstalled after all the body work was complete. We are thrilled to get to this stage after a year of graft.
fresh fuel has been put in the car and this has been flushed through the fuel pipe until it ran clean.
a new battery has been fitted
we have fuel and a good spark but he will not fire up.
I have double checked the timing as per a topic on here, and took the attached photos.
its been 3 days of staring at him and trying different things, but still no good😔😔
it makes a popping/banging noise via the exhaust and occasionally back through the carb.
I have tried to study all the topics on here that may give a clue, so as not to waste your time, but can’t
pin it down.
Any pointer would be appreciated. So close and yet so far.