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Cold start

Evening guys,

A newbie to the older cars. Probably been covered somewhere before but cold starts....
I'm used to driving brand new cars so the old HR is difficult.
I struggle to start it when cold and it takes along time.
Any tips?
Choke? Number of pumps of accelerator? Get the carb tuned?

Cheers guys

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Hi there. I have no choke. I just pump the hell out of mine until it starts to fire.
Phil

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Ive got a 161 HR. When cold eg left overnight and say 6-10deg air temp I apply almost full choke, pump the accelerator about 3 times and it starts immediately. I put a basic overhaul kit through the std carby - I never had a problem starting but I had an intermittent fuel problem under load after I let the tank get a bit too low and some crap got into the system. It only cost about $40 and didn't take long to remove and overhaul.

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Andrew

Thanks Andrew.

Greatly appreciated

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Make sure the spark plug and points have the correct gap, it's critical. Most of the OHs ive owned had their own cold start rituals like eg 1 pump + half choke or whatever. If all else is good you just need to figure out what works and stick with it.

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When its cold I always have to pump it quite a few times. Then
quite a few more until it kicks over. The colder it is the slower
the start and more foot pumps required - is what I find. Once it
is warm mine starts with none or one or two pumps.

Donno

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