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1981 Fiat 124

Engine Performance problem
1981 Fiat 124 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 146000 miles

I am going to set up the the scenario to see if I could have inadvertently done something wrong. My fiat 124 pinafarina, is doing the strangest thing I parked it the other day to install speakers in the side wall behind the storage container.I did not disconnect the battery and this may not have anything to do with the problem. But since it was what I was working on before the problem.I might as well mention it.I did not attempt to start the car for about 2 days when I did it would not start, what it is doing is cranking but not turning over.I checked for fuel at the cold start valve as recommended and as soon as I turn the ignition switch on because of the electric pump I am guessing I get a gusher at the line.I also checked for sparks at the plug and that is good also. The car will start for a second or two and then die. It almost has a bit of a rumble to it. Before I parked it there was no indication of anything wrong. Today I will check the timing to verify if it is good, if it is I will be stumped as to what else I can check. Any suggestions will be greatly welcome.
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June 10, 2010.



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