1968 -0-2889-V8--Mustang that is hard to start. Prof rebuilt carb--drained gas/put in fresh---plugs/points etc--less than 200 miles

Asked by Jan 26, 2016 at 11:25 AM about the 1968 Ford Mustang Base Convertible

Question type: Car Customization

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Do you have a cable operated choke and are you using it when trying to start? With my old '66 Mustang 289, I had to pump the gas 3 times then hold it to the floor to get it to start. But my engine wasn't a new rebuild either. Did you do the rebuild yourself or can you bring it back to the shop that did the rebuild?

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Make sure the engine timing is set correctly. Just because a pro rebuilt the carb does not mean is has been adjusted properly.

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