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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-01-2019, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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Takes a while to smoothen out.

After sitting for a few days I'll start the Gal, let it idle, creep into the street and I still have to go slow and feather the gas to keep it from stalling. After maybe 4-5 minutes and a few test accelerations I can finally drive normally. Is this the way it's supposed to be?

Putts drives a 1965 customized Galaxie. Rebuilt 390, 4100 electric choke on a Performer, MX, AC, PS, PB w Scarebird front discs on Cragar 17" S/S.
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Re: Takes a while to smoothen out.

needs choke adjustment. when right you can start and go
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Whew, I was afraid the answer was "Needs new oil pump."
Car is in Houston, choke is electric, may be too rich?

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Re: Takes a while to smoothen out.

too lean
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Re: Takes a while to smoothen out.

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too lean
Agreed. Even in warm weather, you need some amount of choke to account for fuel condensing out of the mixture onto the sides of the intake manifold until the engine itself is up to operating temperature. Might need to increase the fast idle speed a bit too.


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Re: Takes a while to smoothen out.

I guess I'm old fashioned. I always like to give my car a minute before I take off, especially with the Galaxie. Longer in winter.
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Still let my GALAXIE warm up.. even when its in the 60s outside..
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Thx, I richened it up twice clicks and it helped a lot.

Putts drives a 1965 customized Galaxie. Rebuilt 390, 4100 electric choke on a Performer, MX, AC, PS, PB w Scarebird front discs on Cragar 17" S/S.
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