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I have a stock 302 with a street cam
It never starts easy until it warms up and then no problems.
Q: Would a hotter coil help? Engine 1000 miles rebuilt carb
adjusted to specs,everything new but the coil,and I tested
the coil's resistance primary/secondary ok.
I was thinking maybe a flamethrower coil would help.
It never starts the first time,takes several starts.
Looked in carb,seems to be getting a good stream of gas with
the link on the outer hole. Specs says outer,isn't this a leaner squirt?
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Maybe your choke is not working?
 

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Maybe your choke is not working?
302 w/automatic Transmission 2bbl I set the choke to 1 lean and fast idle 1400 rpm
choke plate 1/8" When I depress throttle slowly for fast idle cam then release it, then start,engine fires right up,idle fast and immediately dies.
I'm running 13" vacuum I guess because of the cam,I added a reserve tank for
vacuum brakes. I disconnected all lines and check the vacuum. My wife just filled the tank.

I rebuilt the carb and set the float level to specs.
I turn the air/fuel mixtures screws out another 3/4 turns
and adjust the choke to 1 rich but same thing starts and dies.
Like it's not getting enough fuel. Once it's warm at least a few days ago
it started and ran fine.
I also pulled all the plugs,they are fine.

I would think if it was a fuel pump,I would have trouble when it's warm too.
 

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I have another carb, the throttle shaft is a little loose in the bore
it has a electric choke,would the choke help and is it 12volts direct?
I'm not crazy about building it, just maybe switching chokes or choke springs.
 

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Ok, when it first starts, what happens if you DON'T expect idle to take over, but kind of FEATHER the throttle up and down a bit to keep gas flowing? I think it is a fuel issue, and would like to know if it does stay running when you FEATHER the throttle. IMO I don't think a coil would act like that.

Dale in Indy
 

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Ok, when it first starts, what happens if you DON'T expect idle to take over, but kind of FEATHER the throttle up and down a bit to keep gas flowing? I think it is a fuel issue, and would like to know if it does stay running when you FEATHER the throttle. IMO I don't think a coil would act like that.

Dale in Indy
I knocked a vacuum hose off the carburetor port .
I used a Exhaust Gas Analyzer and readjusted the mixture screws.
Starts idles fine now.
 
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