Originally Posted by richard stewart 3rd
Try starting it this way.
Pull the choke out, give it one shot of the accelerator & engage the starter, at the same time start pushing the choke back in some, & resist the urge to pump the throttle, as I think you've been flooding it. By doing it this way you've richened the mixture & then your adding enough air to ignite it with.
What is a tell-tale sign that my engine is flooded? Usually I assume that if i'm hearing popping sounds in the engine while its turning over it is flooded. If I floor the accelerator during this time, the popping will increase in frequency and volume, until the engine will finally start.
For everybody else, It's too late. When I installed the manual choke, I threw out the electric choke. And the car is so close to dying I really don't feel like salvaging another one.