any ideas

looks like with the fridgid weather over the past few weeks my t/a is having a hard time starting. it is carburated and has a little more compression but is
there anything i can do to ease the pain? All aboard the Yankee express, next stop October.....
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highway!
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Which carburetor? What mods? Who set it up? How was it it set up? How does it run otherwise?
Define "hard starting"? Cold? Hot? Excessive cranking? etc, etc, etc.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
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Its a 355 with a street avenger carb (holley) 770 cfm, 230/236 comp cam .490 lift 10.75-1 compression, hard starts by excessive cranking. it is set up to drive on the street i dyno tuned it at the end of summer to 404 hp 425 ft torque. Thanks. All aboard the Yankee express, next stop October.....
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The Holley is the first problem, because they are collosal pieces of crap for the street over a Q-jet. Most Holleys "overcarb" the engine. Holley carburetors are notoriously pesky on a street application like that.
How is the choke working? Does it start up fine when warm? If so, I'd look into choke issues.
A tuned Q-jet would make that thing sing AND idle as it should :).
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