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Old 05-30-2018, 03:52 PM   #1
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My 1930 Model A Tudor has been sitting in the heated garage all winter. Since I got it out about a month ago I have started it right off the first try without touching the choke. What gives there? I'm not complaining but the first time it was by accident but the other time I went out to the car and noticed I had left the cut off valve opened so I purposely cranked it over without using the choke and it popped right off. And to think I was thinking about selling it. Anyone else ever had that happen? Just curious. Jim
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:17 PM   #2
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If you put it up for sale, sounds like you can charge more money for it. Good condition!
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:54 PM   #3
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My 1930 Model A Tudor has been sitting in the heated garage all winter. Since I got it out about a month ago I have started it right off the first try without touching the choke. What gives there? I'm not complaining but the first time it was by accident but the other time I went out to the car and noticed I had left the cut off valve opened so I purposely cranked it over without using the choke and it popped right off. And to think I was thinking about selling it. Anyone else ever had that happen? Just curious. Jim
My 1930 did that too! I had two problems, the shutoff was not totally shutting off, and the float valve in the carb was not sealing well. So what this would create over time was a gas tank very very very slowly emptying, and a carburetor with a little fuel evaporating in the intake venturi path to the intake manifold.

Once I fixed the valve (replaced it) and rebuilt the carb, no more EZ starts, the old girl was back to her cranky self again!
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My huckster will fire up easy but still needs a bit of the choke. The coupe needs to crank over a bit with choke out before it thinks about starting.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:08 AM   #5
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When I try to GET UP, it's almost like I forgot to turn on my "FUEL" VALVE---NLOL
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