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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 20th, 20, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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I havenít started my 67 with a 383 in over a year. It has about half a tank no lead in it. Been keeping the battery charged up about every three weeks. Any suggestions? Was running perfectly fine last run.
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Re: Starting engine

Don't try to start it in the garage. If it starts it will smell really rank and hangs around for a long time. If it does run add fresh gas with Stabil. Your carburetor is probably dry after evaporation. At a minimum pull the bowls to make sure your floats are not stuck to the bottom of the bowl.

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Re: Starting engine

I did forget to say that I did have stabil in the gas before it was parked. Can you tell me how to remove the bowls and check for stuck floats. I believe I know but could you give a brief explanation. I know itís a Holley and believe it is a 650. I had looked it up once is why Iím saying 650. Thanks
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Pull the carb. Unless you have the reusable blue gaskets get some. Four screws, separate the bowls. Gum out or other just clean up. I had an issue left it too long, fuel evaporated, floats stuck to bottom of bowl and instant flood. Luckily that was before in tank pump or could have been worse. If you had Stabil you might be semi OK if you add some new fuel. Had an issue with my 85, started it in the garage and it stank for weeks.

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Re: Starting engine

Pump the pedal a few times and hit the key. See if it starts and go from there.

No need to go through all the ritual of itís only been a year and you added Stabil
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Re: Starting engine

I agree with Vegas. No need to pull the carb but watch closely as you pump the throttle for leaks.

I just replaced one float gasket last night and it took a couple of hours because the gasket had to be carefully scraped off both sides.

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Re: Starting engine

Fill the bowls through the vent tubes, pump it like John said and fire it up. Star Tron is a good fuel stabilizer.
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Re: Starting engine

What Scott said. My Z/28 will sit without starting some times. I use a syringe (got it at tractor supply) with a small rubber hose attached. Suck up some clean gas and squirt some in each bowl through the vent tubes.

I always keep some 100ll in a can... but any good fresh gas, preferably without ethanol if you can get it, will do.
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Re: Starting engine

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Out of town till Sunday, maybe Monday Iíll try to start. Thanks again.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 20, 08:20 AM
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Re: Starting engine

Agree with others, it will be fine. Especially if you have Stabil in it.

Mine sat for almost a year after I moved, I sniffed the gas to see if it was bad and it was ok still so I cranked it with the coil wire pulled to get some oil pressure, then splashed a little fuel in the carb and fired it up. It took a few cranks to get fuel to the carb though.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 20, 09:11 PM
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What Scott, Lynn and Sean said. Should turn out fine.

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