Guess what ! Went into the garage yesterday, checked the wire attached to the fuel shut off solenoid on the carb, and then cranked her again and after two tries, she started. Needless to say I felt like doing cartwheels.
It did shudder quite a bit before it began to run properly, I wonder if there was some blockage or air bubbles in the fuel lines that were keeping it from running.
I have had nothing but problems with this carb, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was carb related.
Can anyone out there suggest a possible replacement for this rebuilt Stromberg 175 CD (P.I.T.A.) Someone suggested a Weber, but I think that's a bit more dough than I can muster right now.
A carb specialist tested it and told me that there is a vacuum problem with it because the seat that the piston rests on is worn.
Thanks again for your help
1976 230.4 W115