Originally Posted by RotorHead
I have a S-10 with a 350 that I built over the summer. It's getting cooler now and early in the morning before work I try to start my truck and end up having to take the lady's car. My timing is set at 12*, electric choke, electric fuel pump. It floods out to the point where I can smell fuel, from the exhaust. Truck ran fine all summer and in the evenings when it warms up. I am running fuel with ethonol in it, because it's really all that's available. Can I adjust my timing to get the fire lit a little easier? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
If your choke is adjusted properly you should be able to pump the gas once or twice and hit the key and it should start. Does it try to start at all. Most chokes have a vacuum mechanism that crack them open a 1/4" or so as soon as the car starts to keep it from flooding.