Originally Posted by BigRoy1978
The block offs shouldnt be causing this big of an issue.
on my street vehicles I set the timing to where when the engine is warm, it will start smoothly...just a couple degrees before it starts to lug the starter when it tries to fire.
But the method mentioned is a great one.
I would tie the choke open and try it...just to eliminate that. then concentrate on the timing.
Block off plates with that style choke dont go together at all. if the exhaust is not allowed to cross over it will take forever for the choke to open.
Lock the choke open, clean the plugs and try it. I think you will find the problem will be gone.