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Intermittent cold start

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I've got a '74 with a new Weber 32/36 DGAV carb. It runs great, most of the time. Sometimes it doesn't start very smoothly. When I turn the key, it either starts right up or I have to gas it up a little and then it kind of reluctantly starts running while I keep my foot on the pedal. 10-20 seconds later it picks up on its own and runs smoothly. During that 10+ seconds of me gassing the pedal, I'll get a white/gray cloud of smoke out of the tailpipe. Normally, no smoke.

Don't know if this is related, but my choke doesn't kick in if I'm gagging the pedal while starting.

This might happen more when the car had been driven frequently in one day.

Any suggestions on what I should look for? Thanks!

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I have just put a new 32/36 on my recently acquired 74. It does the same thing . either starts immediately or, gets flooded and has to crank awhile.

Not sure about this weber . It has a big stumble arount 2500-3000 rpm. 

Let me know if you find out whats up .Thanks

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