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Re: Problem starting

To: British Sportscar Center <>
Subject: Re: Problem starting
From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 15:13:30 -0700 (MST)
I know that the choke is all wrong since the car won't idle on it in any
position but off.  I would love to figure out what I am doing wrong but I
never get around to looking at it, and besides I don't know what I am
looking for.  The choke works to richen the mixture, but the fast idle
part doesn't work the car just sputters and dies.  Any simple thoughts on
what is wrong, since we're on the topic.

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, British Sportscar Center wrote:

> James,
> Your "feathering the pedal" effectively partially opens your throttle. The
> fact that you have to do this tells me your fast-idle link to the choke is
> not adjusted properly.
> Your "one pump halfway" does nothing but exercise the ligaments in your
> ankle. There is no accelerator pump on SU carburetors so the movement of the
> pedal just moves a cable that opens a throttle plate.
> Still, I guess exercise for the right ankle is good - it helps keep that one
> as limber as the one that operates the clutch...........
> Lawrie
> British Sportscar Center
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 12:32 PM
> Subject: Re: Problem starting
> > 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.

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