I recently brought home a '65 Galaxie with a transplanted 428 4V/4sp from a
'68 Marauder. Rebuilt 2000 miles ago, it now has a Holley 4160 with manual
The car runs beautifully off idle. The problem I need help with is startup.
On a cold startup, the manual choke brings this beast to life briefly before
stalling. Without choke, it requires full throttle to come alive.
If I manage to finesse the throttle at a cold start to bring rpm above idle,
the engine will run smoothly until warm. Once warm, this engine has a
If I don't immediately bring rpm up when cold, it seems to flood as it
requires full throttle to restart with considerable unburnt fuel exitting
the exhaust when it eventually fires after 8-10 seconds of cranking. I am
assuming the idle is rich because of the lengthy full throttle cranking
required to clear the excess fuel out.
Another issue is hot starts. This car will not start when hot (not warm)
until it has sat for 20 minutes minimum.
I would appreciate any informed opinions and ideas.
thanks in advance & best regards,