What's your starting sequence?

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What's your starting sequence?

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My 12v 2A gets 3 pumps with the accelerator, full choke, a quarter inch of throttle, and when she immediately fires up, I can push the choke in and maintain throttle. Easy.

However....

The 6v WC52 requires a little more 'attention'. If I hand prime, it seems to start quicker, but full choke, 3 pumps of the accelerator, and cranking begins. If she's cold, I will eventually run out of battery... if it's warmer in the shop, she'll fire up quicker, and idles well. (2) things that I need to examine with my dwell meter and vacuum is assuring that the Carter carb is set correctly for this motor, and ensuring proper dwell.

Is the ol' Dodge this finicky for anyone else? :lol:
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Re: What's your starting sequence?

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If she has been sitting more than a day or so, hand prime always good, then full choke till she starts and then minimum choke till she has warmed up.
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Re: What's your starting sequence?

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I'll add my 2 cents worth. My starting drill for my 6v WC-3 when 30 degrees F is similar to yours. Hand prime, choke full on, pump accelerator and crank at the same until it starts, usually starts on the 3rd or 4th revolution, then adjust the choke as needed, then set throttle at high idle until the engine warms up. I would guess your checking the dwell and carburetor may help. When the weather is warm doesn't need much accelerator pumping or choke.
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Re: What's your starting sequence?

Post by Andersun »

Sitting over a week:
Choke all the way out
Throttle knob held out 1/4 - 1/2 inch
Push choke back in as soon as engine starts up which is always first round.
Keep holding throttle out for about a minute.
Let throttle knob go back to hold a zip tie another minute
Let throttle knob go back in.


Over night or a couple of days:
Choke all the way out
Throttle knob pulled out just to hold a zip tie
Push choke back in as soon as engine starts which is always first try.
After about a minute remove zip tie and let throttle knob go back in.

I live in Florida so it is much easier to start than if I lived up north.
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Re: What's your starting sequence?

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OK- my carb mixture was set too high, so idle was at about 1200rpm. Once I dropped the idle and set dwell, she starts with:

Throttle pulled out enough for a clothespin to attach, full choke, 2 hits on the accelerator, and she attempts to start on the first try. But like a chainsaw, I then push the choke all the way in. She will now fire up and remain running.

No smoke, great throttle response, oil pressure good, but is it just the smell of unburnt fuel that causes that 'rich smell'?