Originally Posted by bubbahotep
I have a holley 750, 4160, that needs a good 10 seconds of cranking to start when hot. It was suggested on here that it's rich fuel in the carb from sitting and more air is needed so the 'wot' trick helps in my case. I wonder if you have a similar issue? Unfortunately, mashing the gas while cranking is also dumping gas form the accelerator pump into the carb causing a minor flooding issue.
I have to give about 1/4 throttle with my 1405 Edelbrock when the engine is hot . Not too bad . Just not used to it after having nothing but FI cars for the last 14 years .