[T3] hot startups

John Jaranson john at carartbyjohn.com
Tue Apr 16 19:58:28 PDT 2019

> On Apr 15, 2019, at 7:11 AM, David Yaghoubian <goob at roadrunner.com> wrote:
> OK, so it has been so long since I haven't had a vapor lock issue that I
> forgot what hot startups after a solid heat soak should be like with a
> normally functioning dual carb T3. When I hit the key cold the car starts up
> instantaneously without any foot on the gas (chokes are disconnected) before
> and after the phenolic spacers. After my test drive with the new spacers in
> ~85 deg. weather, getting it up to ~185 deg. on the oil temp gauge, and then
> letting it sit for ten minutes, it took a few seconds on the key and some
> foot on the gas. Normal? Or is this a sign that I might still have
> (fuel-related) restart issues when it gets into the triple digits? 
That sounds pretty normal to me in both Sophy (66 Square) and Jill’s 67 Type 34 Ghia.  Both are stock dual carbs with the phenolic spacers.

John Jaranson

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