Starting a 1929 Packard 8 with straight 8 and Detroit Lubricator Carb.

Posted by Keith Hilton On 2023/11/19 19:23:49
Does anyone have any secrets to starting a 1929 Packard 8 with a straight eight and a Detroit Lubricator Carb? It also has an electric fuel pump.

My 1929 is a bear to start when it has set for a couple days. I can crank and crank the motor and it doesn't even attempt to fire. The only way I can get it to start is pour gas into three or four cylinders. Once it is running it runs like a Rolex watch.

I've tried adjusting the timing and using the choke while cranking the motor. With the electric fuel pump gas just runs out of the carb but the spark plugs are dry as a bone.

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