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From: woodbridge, va united states
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 10-28-2002 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok i have the car on the road for the time being but i have Question. If i go out right now and try to start the car i depress the gas pedal one time and engage the choke it starts right up. I go out for a drive shut the car off and come back i a few minutes and the car has a hard time firing back up. It just cranks and but not fire. You pump the gas a little it will start but only after you pump a little. also sometimes if you crank for a couple of seconds and release the key it will just start real smooth like, glides in to motion best way to describe it. I am running a electric choke that runs off my acc. circuit and have timing set to 14 degree to start with. I have no pinging at all either. I am also smelling alot of fumes as far a rich mixture or something after i have a hard time starting it. Any ideas. I am thinking that maybe my timing is to far set. It is a 351 windsor, with a elbrock 600 on top

68 mustang coupe(california special)not real though but looks it(will be nice) 351w/c4
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posted 10-28-2002 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try it at 10 degrees BTDC and see if it likes that better.

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posted 10-28-2002 10:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RonnieT   Click Here to Email RonnieT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What ignition system are you running. I had this problem with a 460 that had a Duraspark ignition system. The engine would just spin and not fire, when you let off the key it would fire up. I finally traced it down to a bad pick-up in the distributor. Replaced the pick-up and the engine would crank every time.

69 mach1 351W-4V engineless at the time!
70 Torino GT 351C-4v with a "shaker"
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posted 10-29-2002 01:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My 351w starts better at no more then 12 degrees,but runs better at 14.


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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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