My P-car is very hard to start even when it's not below freezing. The micky-mouse choke that was on it got removed as it was not really doing much. The carb is a Holley 750cfm. I know a real choke might help but even holding the choke plate mostly shut does not seem to help much. It takes quite a bit of cranking before it catches. Once it does it will start and I just have to keep the revs up for a bit. Any suggestions besides adding a Holley choke kit. Once started and warmed a bit it runs just fine. TIA.
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Bite the bullet and spend $35 to add an electric choke. Endless cranking will add extra gas which washes oil off the cylinder walls and dilutes the crankcase oil. You're wearing out the engine as well as the starter. Mail order speed shops sell the choke units if theres no store in your area. Be sure theres a heavy ground cable between the transaxle case and a bare spot on the frame. Do NOT wire the choke to the hot side of the coil unless you intend to automatically limit engine revs to about 4000. Depending on what you or others have done to the engine, you may need a gear drive starter like Tilton or McCLoud to spin the thing fast enough to start reliably, but you will ALWAYS need a choke.
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