Hi - I hope someone can help me with this. 1980 TR7, all stock with Stromberg carbs. Canadian car.
Sometimes when I try to restart it, the electrical comes on, the lights work etc but when I switch on the starter, I hear a click and then everything goes dead. No lights, no gauges or anything.
I disconnect the battery for about 5 seconds, reconnect it and everything is fine, the engine starts right away.
This does not happen every time but about once every few of weeks.
Could it be the starter solenoid or a relay.
It is really strange that the electrical system is totally dead and somehow resets itself when the battery is disconnected for a short time.
Any clues would be appreciated.