www.EnfoStuff.com Forum Index
Google
www.EnfoStuff.com
Forum for all North American English and European Ford Owners
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


Hard Starting only at first 100e

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.EnfoStuff.com Forum Index -> Technical Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Elan



Joined: 03 Apr 2019
Posts: 29
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:40 pm    Post subject: Hard Starting only at first 100e Reply with quote

So,... it's been awhile since I was my own mechanic of my antique car. I have had problems starting it. '57 prefect. The plugs look normal. It starts immediately after the initial start up.But experimenting with the choke and the gas pedal have brought me to the best I can do to start it. I pull the choke out about 1/10 of it's capability, give it a small step on the pedal, attempt to start it, knowing it won't. Then I wait one minute and it starts. Like the gas has to rest like a fine wine for a minute. Any ideas would be appreciated.
_________________
Faster faster
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Elan



Joined: 03 Apr 2019
Posts: 29
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:47 pm    Post subject: And... Reply with quote

I forgot to mention how sometimes the starter kicks out and in without turning the engine
_________________
Faster faster
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
JAN



Joined: 21 Oct 2007
Posts: 149
Location: Wigan, UK

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience, a cold 100E needs full choke to start it and no accelerator. Once it has started, push the choke in about half way, but do not touch the accelerator when operating the starter.

The starter slipping out of mesh sounds like a worn Bendix pinion. You need to remove the starter and check that the ends of the teeth aren't chewed up. These engines tended not to chew flywheel rings, unlike the 105E, although they can come loose on the flywheel.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Elan



Joined: 03 Apr 2019
Posts: 29
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 12:10 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks Jan!
_________________
Faster faster
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Elan



Joined: 03 Apr 2019
Posts: 29
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:27 pm    Post subject: Thanks Jan Reply with quote

Thanks Jan Your tip on choking has it starting a lot better.
_________________
Faster faster
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.EnfoStuff.com Forum Index -> Technical Discussion All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group