Hard starting 289
I have 65 mustang 289 2bbl.
The car is always hard to start. Once its running everything seems to be fine. I've changed plugs, ignition wires, coil and added pertronix ignition and nothing has changed. Plugs actually look good brown with little or no oil fouling.
The carb has the auto choke which I have also replaced and it seems to be working fine.
I do have the old fuel pump with the big filter, could the fuel pump be shot? I can't smell a lot of gas when trying to start.
Also, my oil consumption is bad 1 quart per 400 miles, and I get blue smoke right after starting which goes away when the car is running. Power seems okay and little or no smoke under acceleration. Could my hard starting be due to low compression. I haven't done the compression check yet.