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Date registered: Jan 2016
Vehicle: 1972 250C
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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1972 250C Crank, but no start
I just recently purchased a 1972 250C, all original parts. Original Zenith carburetors.
The car was parked for about 2 years. It cranks, but does not start. The crank sounds promising though, but just doesn't catch. The interior, exterior, and engine were very dusty with some leak from the power steering, I've cleaned all of that. I looked at the spark plugs and they look good.
I'm currently in the process of changing the oil and oil filter.
What are some typical issues to check for if it cranks, but doesn't start?
I want to make sure, it's possibly the carburetor before I go and rebuild it, or replace with the newer Weber ones.
Any help and troubleshooting recommendations would be great!
Looking forward to hearing from you guys.