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My 66 convertible has been sitting for about 2 months. Typically it’s pretty cold blooded (electric choke) so I pulled the air cleaner to see if perhaps the carb bowl or power valve is leaking down after sitting. Well today I looked down the throat while pumping and no fuel is spraying into the venturi. (I have the stock autolite carb and stock distributor.) it always fires up today I had to crank for probably 20-30 seconds or so.

my assumption is that something is bleeding down while it sits. ( I don’t see any bowl leaks on the outside). The carb is a remanufactured unit from about 5 years ago. Could the accelerator pump be bad? Fuel pump bad?

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After two months, the gas can evaporate out of the bowl enough to effect starting.

I would be shocked to start a carb'd car that sat for 2 months that didn't take 20-30 seconds to start. I've never owned one that would anyway.
 

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I have both an I6 200 in my wife's 65 Vert and a 289 in my 64.5 coupe. Both behave like that if the car sits for any long length of time. The fuel evaporates from the bowls and it takes a bit for the pump to refill the bowls.
 
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