coming out of storage, dry carbs, no start

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djw
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coming out of storage, dry carbs, no start

Post by djw » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:04 pm

My truck has been in unintentional storage for a while and I am in the process of lighting everything back up.

Apparently the carbs bowls are dry as cranking a bit does not result in a start.

Any tips on getting to start (short of inverting the truck to fill the bowls)? I am reluctant to over crank the starter, observing reasonable on/off periods, but a 5 minute session did not result in even a stumble.

Thanks for tips.
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Re: coming out of storage, dry carbs, no start

Post by pcolette » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:47 pm

I seem to recall a thread on this forum that mentioned pouring a small amount of gas down through the mesh fittings in the center of each carb. Perhaps 1 ounce each ? I remember doing this once but it was years ago so details are fuzzy but it did result in the engine starting. IIRC, the mesh fitting led down to the bowls.
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Re: coming out of storage, dry carbs, no start

Post by djw » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:00 pm

Thanks as always Paul.

I was taking time going around airing tires and letting the starter cool off.

It just started up once the old mechanical pump filled the bowls up.

Runs like a champ now.

Dale
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Re: coming out of storage, dry carbs, no start

Post by mm58 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:01 pm

FWIW, You could use starting fluid sprayed into the intake, until the fuel catches up


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