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    Posted: 29 July 2013 at 4:43pm
After sitting during the work week, my 84' CC (351 PMC, Holley) wouldn't start without a shot of carb cleaner/ether. After the initial start it would start easy and reliably all weekend afterwards. But always the same problem the next week.
I found the vent tube accidentally came in contact with the exhaust and melted it shut. I replaced the tube rerouting it from harms reach, but the hard starting at first shot remains. Could I have damaged the pump? Or is it more likely a choke problem/vacuum leak?
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