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Posted: 6/19/2014 2:44:28 AM EST
While on our anniversary tour, we are woken by loud, strange noises from the parking lot...
I think to myself "Self, that sounds an awful lot like a flathead engine. An OLD flathead engine"...
Sure enough, these guys are on some kinda Maine to Florida car race. I even helped a guy get an old Plymouth started.
He was just driving. Knows nothing about engines. His carb was flooding, prolly a stuck float. He said "The owner says to tap on the top"
So he was poking around tapping on things with his finger. I asked if he "wiggled the linkage"?
He looked at me like I had two heads. So I moved the linkage back and forth while tapping on the bowl with my pocket knife.
He tried starting it. No good. I asked him "Can I choke it with my hand while you crank"? Cupping my hand over the intake seemed to
give the old beast all it needed to start...

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 2:53:53 AM EST
Damn!
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 2:55:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By chadwimc:
No good. I asked him "Can I choke it with my hand while you crank"? Cupping my hand over the intake seemed to
give the old beast all it needed to start...
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That should be a COC violation.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 2:57:25 AM EST
Nice post.
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 2:59:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/19/2014 3:00:06 AM EST by GrandfatherCoyote]
I asked him "Can I choke it with my hand while you crank"?
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GD gets sicker and sicker with each passing day.




Link Posted: 6/19/2014 2:59:45 AM EST
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That should be a COC violation.
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Originally Posted By itstock:
Originally Posted By chadwimc:
No good. I asked him "Can I choke it with my hand while you crank"? Cupping my hand over the intake seemed to
give the old beast all it needed to start...


That should be a COC violation.

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 3:16:47 AM EST
Put my hand over a carb once to try that and I got a hickey from it.

Link Posted: 6/19/2014 3:21:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By chadwimc:
I asked him "Can I choke it with my hand while you crank"? Cupping my hand over the intake seemed to
give the old beast all it needed to start...
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Anniversary tour eh?
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 3:24:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/19/2014 4:12:19 AM EST
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That should be a COC violation.
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Originally Posted By itstock:
Originally Posted By chadwimc:
No good. I asked him "Can I choke it with my hand while you crank"? Cupping my hand over the intake seemed to
give the old beast all it needed to start...


That should be a COC violation.


Yeah, young punks don't even know what a choke is on a car...
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