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