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Re: Problem starting

Subject: Re: Problem starting
From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 13:32:39 -0700 (MST)
My SUs on my 71 need to have the gas pumped while starting.  Usually one
pump 1/2 way then feathering the pedal from 0 to 1/2 all while cranking.
Usually takes literally 2 seconds to start, but without the gas it won't
start in cold weather.

BTW I don't know squat about Webers

James Nazarian
'71 B roadster
'71 BGT rust free and burnt orange
'74 BGT going by-by soon
'63 Buick 215 

On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Charles D. Sorkin wrote:

> >  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?
> Regards,
> Charles
> '74 Midget
> '68 Sprite
> Bloomfield, NJ

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