1961 ford falcon


Asked by Sep 09, 2017 at 09:13 PM about the 1961 Ford Falcon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My falcons seem to always needs some starting
fluid or it turns over awhile before it starts up. Can
someone help me with what's going on here? Is it a
bad starter solenoid or starter , carb, or what? Any
advice would be greatly appreciated .thanks

2 Answers


Check the accelerator pump on the carb, carb float and bowl, might not getting sufficient fuel until after it cranks for a while. Ease off on the starter fluid, try a very small cap full of gas dumped in the carb and if it fires up, then it's carb related.

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Make sure the choke is working properly.

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