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Starting a carbureted vehicle requires some finesse. Before jacking with the choke adjustment try pumping the pedal several times to get some fuel into the intake.

On vehicles with no choke you would sometimes have to pump the accelerator 5+ times and them modulate it as the engine starts tapping the pedal to keep a bit of accelerator pump shot going until things stabilize.

It is not uncommon on that series carb to have accelerator pump issues.

Look down the primary side of the carburetor with the choke open and cycle the throttle several times looking for the pump shot.
If there is none you've found your problem.








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Yeah I’ve deduced over reading various forums that they’re a mystery at times lol

I’ve seen people had just went with Manual chokes. I don’t really want to just because I don’t want to mess with the interior of the car.

What many folks do is switch out that odd ball spread bore intake for an earlier std pattern OR a later truck intake with the holley pattern and EGR plate.
This opens up your carb replacement choices.
There is NOTHING that will fit on that Holley pattern spread bore intake.





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