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PostSubject: Slow to start   Sun May 14, 2017 5:40 pm

The Edsel's been to the shop twice recently. Almost wouldn't start. The mechanic/shop owner says the carb (manual, replacing an automatic gone bad; put in a couple of years ago with a choke from a fork lift) isn't 100% but adequate. This morning, starting took a couple of tries. With a good push on the gas before each one, she got going; no problem all day. Normal for a car this age? Of course I don't want to flood the engine. The choke helped a lot in the winter; that, an engine temperature gauge, and a Liddy light in the rear window are her only customizations.

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PostSubject: Re: Slow to start   Sun May 14, 2017 6:24 pm

Completely normal, especially with a modification. I tend to think there is probably a better option with the choke. You may want to look into sending the carb in for a rebuild and professional conversion to electric choke. Nice winter project unless you drive her in the winter. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Slow to start   Sun May 14, 2017 6:51 pm

Thanks. Of course I thought of replacing the carb.

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