I got an old targa from craigslist for $600. It was running pretty good when I got it and I took it for two long rides just to get a feel for it but now it won't start up. It almost starts, it starts popping like its going to run but won't stay on.
I'm planned on tearing it apart and getting parts for it anyways. I need help figuring out which parts to get.
It has the stock A35 engine and transmission. Some kind of inline dellorto intake manifold with a plugged oil injector. It has a SHA 1412 carb. No air filter, except for the metal grate on the carb, which is probably why it won't start up right now (I wonder if this did any damage to the internals). I was going to clean the carb out and see if that helped. The electrical system is pretty shoddy right now too, lots of black electrical tape and dirty electrical connectors and loose looking connections.
So, I planned on redoing the electrical, and replacing the air intake manifold with something like this a35 intake manifold and getting an air filter.
Is this the right direction to take? If I get a different air intake manifold will the rest of the system get thrown off? Do you think the engine may already be damaged?