GANSTA: Seen you around nice 'E'
yeah the fuel pump is fine, brand new buzzes like a bee, i'm located in nth ringwood.
wbain: engine turns cranks fine, about to catch but will not.
Thanks for the complement on the E, I'm in Pascoe Vale South, other side of town to you.
I've had this happen to me before, check the condition of your cap and rotor if they look old, change them out.
When I bought my 280S, she started and ran ok, then the next morning it would not start, as soon as I replaced the cap and rotor she fired into life, I got the parts from my local Burson store, here are the Bosh part numbers that we worked out and I used......
Distributor Cap - GB75. My 280S is the caby version, might be the same, Double check.
Rotor - GB603
Contact set (points) - GB504, same as older Holdens and Valiants
Condencer - GB553
I only installed the cap and rotor because she started up, but I also replaced the spark plugs and the leads as they looked old.
Then acouple of weeks ago my 280SE 3.5 didn't want to start and all did was the cap and rotor and she started up like nothing had happened.
I hope this helps.
Check your PM for my number if you want to give me a call.