Hi Tom - in the wilds of the Canadian prairies, where it
has been known to get a little chilly, I was taught with
the purchase of my first LBC in 1959 (a bugeye) that the
proper starting procedure was to fully engage the choke,
and DO NOT touch the gas pedal - if it's going to start,
this procedure has always worked for me.
>Is it normal for MG's to be very very difficult
>to start in the winter, after sitting in the cold
>for weeks. here in Houston it has been cold(for us)
>temps in the 30's for a week and I decided to go for
>a drive the other night.
>It took about 10 minutes of starting and pumping the
>pedal along with pulling of the choke.
>When it finally did start it toook about 5 minutes for
>all cylinders to function. After all of this, the car ran fine
>went to the store with no problems in starting after that.
>This may have been because it was finally warmed up.
>So are these cars not happy in the COLD????
>Thanks for all help.