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"correct" starting procedure

To: "mgs" <>
Subject: "correct" starting procedure
From: "DenverD" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 09:23:56 +0200
okay, i've waited patiently for books to arrive (via some slow 
boat) and now i'm out of patience, so:

what is the "correct" starting procedure for a circ 1971 high 
compression 1800 engine with dual SUs and manual choke..

i mean an "old" habit is once to the floor with the throttle and 
then release, before turning the key--but, that was to set the 
automatic choke--since there are none, need i continue that?

i mean, at about 70 degrees F. and an engine 24 or more hours 
"cold" would you say:

half choke and don't touch the throttle until ready to move, OR 
full choke and "goose" the throttle as soon at it fires, OR
no choke and "some" throttle, OR . . .

i guess i could experiment, but so far everything i've tried has 
been unsuccessful--and, after too long trying i resort to a shot of 
"diesel starting fluid" into each SU inlet...then, purr..

DenverD - A Texan in Denmark
65B # GHN3L/33680; engine 18V581-H193 

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