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Re: Problem starting

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Subject: Re: Problem starting
From: "Charles D. Sorkin" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 14:35:25 -0500
>  How about choke halfway, and gas to the floor?  PN

It is my understanding that the gas pedal won't play a significnat role in
starting a car equipped with SU carbs, since the venturi is essentially
constant.  When I first experimented with this on my '74 Midget, the only
result was that when the car finally started, it would rev extremely high.
In fact, close to the redlline, which I found disturbing, especially since
there was no opportunity for oil to have circulated inside the engine.

Is this correct?  Would a car equipped with a Weber carburettor respond to
pumping the gas while starting?


'74 Midget
'68 Sprite
Bloomfield, NJ

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