After doing a trouble free 107 miles with the engine conversion, last Sunday I decided to go out for a drive to get some more miles done to run the engine in.
When I went to turn the engine over to start, it was really slow and not quite quick enough to spin it to start. I purchased a brand new Bosch battery, thinking the old one was starting to die. The car started without any problems, problem solved..... or so it seemed at the time. I went for a spin to a mates house, and an hour later went to start the engine, the same problem cropped up again. I was distracted when another mate turned up and was there for another half hour. I decided to try and start the car before reaching for the jump leads and low and behold it cranked up as it should and away I went.
After I got home, I used a multimeter to check that the alternator was charging the battery and all was good, the fanbelt was tight enough, all earth and live terminals and points are clean and tight.
I've just tried starting it again now, and it's done exactly the same thing, it does it when hot or cold.... I cannot think what could be causing this issue to be honest...... Ive tried another known good starter and was exactly the same.
Is the ignition barrel known to cause this kind of problem or is there anything in the system I could check?
Any help would be great.
Edited by tdr_1976, 16 June 2017 - 01:51 PM.