1974 MG Midget Gas pump problem?

Tiny
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  • 1974 MG MIDGET
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 54,000 MILES
I have left my little buddy sit in the garage too long and now it won't start. I shoot some starting fulid into the spark plug holes and put plugs back in. Then re attach the cables ( I taped them and numbered them ) and crank it over. VROOM.......kaput! Pulled out the choke as I always do but it won't run. Any help out there?


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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 12:24 AM

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Tiny
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Disconnect a sparkplug or 2 and ground it to the engine and crank it over-do you have spark? Let me know
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 12:39 AM
Tiny
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Yep, I have sparking. This happened once before when I let it sit too long without turning it over and the mechanic said it was something with the fuel pump near the back of the car but I forget what he told me to do next time it happened.
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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Yes I have sparking
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 10:51 PM
Tiny
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Check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/pick-up strainer and fuel pump
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 10:53 PM
Tiny
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How do I do that. I'm a novice when it comes to cars.
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 10:56 PM
Tiny
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You hook up a fuel pressure tester before and after the fuel filter on the fuel line
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 11:16 PM

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