I’m old and I’ve had my 1965 E-Type since 1966. All bodywork was restored in 1985 and since then only driven 8500 miles. In the past seven years, only 300 miles per year. Always in garage. Last winter after some cold starting problems, I decided to rebuild the carbs.
Currently, the compression is good, 175psi, on all cylinders, the distributor is new, the timing is good and the spark is reaching each plug in the correct sequence. Also, I can hear the ‘tick, tick tick’ of the fuel pump delivering fuel to the carbs.
When I try to start the car, according to the recommended manner, nothing happens. When I squirt gas into the Carbs and then try to start I get a minor explosion which stops the starter motor. I’m now scared to repeat this and I need help. In fact, when I don’t spray, the engine turns over normally but the engine just doesn’t start.