Re: Starting Problems in Morning
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This is really helpful information. Thank you. - Paula
On Monday, July 15, 2019 04:43:16 AM PDT, dale@... <Dale@...> wrote:
Its great that the electric pump helped your problem. Here is where I disagree with installing a electric pump. When the crosley was produced they started and ran just fine, if they didn't they would have had a lot of complaints.
Lets look at the underlying issue. If the car has been sitting for a long time any old car with a carburetor its going to either leak out (which is an issue) or its going to evaporate out. Either way its going to a few seconds for the mechanical fuel pump to fill the carb back up, as long as the fuel pump bowl gasket has not dried out and is sucking air which is a common issue if the car sits a lot.
This is why i start my car every two weeks to keep the fuel moving and to keep the gaskets from drying out.
I have NEVER had my crosley car boil the gas out of the carb after the car has been run for any length of time, hot starts have not been a problem. The underlying issue there most of the time the float is too low and not adjusted correctly.
I have seen a lot of other underlying issues which would cause a hot start issue such as a starter bendix issue. We have all hear the crosley grind and kick outs.
On the Carter WO make sure your accelerator pump is working properly, this too will make it hard to start.
Just my to cents.
On Jul 14, 2019, at 10:52 AM, PATRICIA GRITTI <donald-gritti@...> wrote:
Big improvement. Installed a 2-4 pound electric fuel pump yesterday. The engine cranked a little then caught & ran.
Butch, thank you for sharing your knowledge of Crosleys.
On July 2, 2019 at 8:21 PM "Butch via Groups.Io" <butch46988@...> wrote: