Prime the carb when the gas has evaporated? What do you guys do?

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  1. Mebsuta

    Mebsuta Well-Known Member

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    Take off lid to air cleaner, a few drops of that small engine fuel down the carburetor, fires right up.

    Either that or pump the accelerator about 10x, crank for 2 seconds, repeat until it starts. Usually takes two or three tries.

    It does that with Carters. Holleys are easier to start after sitting.

    I don't care either way. Mine's an old hot rod. Ever see somebody try to start an old airplane with a Wright Cyclone?
     
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    Cyclones. Put them in Grants,Sherman's and even Stuart's I believe.
     
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    Many times! Just takes flipping the switch on the boost pump. Cough..cough.
     
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    I have it on good word that Santa got me a Holley Sniper EFI kit and all the trimmings. My cranky cranky starting problems are about to be solved!
     
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      Let us know the trials&tribulations.
       
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        I'll document everything.
         
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