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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 01, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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my dad wanted to move my '79 t/a (with the incorect engine) out of th street, it does not have automati choke so i usually have to stand on the gas for about 5 minutes before i move the car. if i don't do this, the carwill run rich. my father did not allow the car to warm up, he just got in and drove
and then shut it off. now it wont start, it does crank, the battery is new, it also has an electric fuel pump.
i think its flooded and if it were flooded, would i be able to just let it dry out or what?
i am taking all suggestions, please help guys
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 01, 05:53 AM
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Generally, if it's flooded (even if it's EFI) you can put the accelerator pedal to the floor and hold it there (no pumping). Try to start the car with the pedal on the floor. Generally a flooded car will start this way; remember, no pumping, just hold it there and turn the key. Obviously, when it starts take your foot off the floor!!!!!!!!!

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If the car doesnt start with the WAO method, then your plugs are most likely fuel fouled...if the car doesnt start, yank the plugs and see if they are soaked in gas and covered in black soot. If this is the case, they will need cleaned or replaced.

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Re: flooded carb

Thank you jody!
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Re: flooded carb

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my dad wanted to move my '79 t/a (with the incorect engine) out of th street, it does not have automati choke so i usually have to stand on the gas for about 5 minutes before i move the car. if i don't do this, the carwill run rich. my father did not allow the car to warm up, he just got in and drove
Sounds like u are blaming your Dad...
The cause of the problem is it should have been set up correct in the 1st place.
Even with no choke, shouldnt need a 5 min warm up OR a need to do so before shutting down...Dial the carb in and sounds like timing curves are way off to.

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