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Whenever I start my car in the mourning, it starts right up. As the day goes on and the more i drive it, the longer it takes to start up. Also my temperture gauge goes up. Is the problem the manual choke, and the water pump?

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Neither. If it is cranking speed, it is likely the starter having problems with heat. If it is not catching, it could be due to flooding (leaking carb), or the coil going bad due to heat.

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Mine was having this problem too before I got new points, But, the carbeurator (i have the automatic choke, what I wouldn't give for a conversion to a choke knob) the carb's choke was engaging with a warm engine...thie effect was almost flooding the car. I had to start it one night in the freezing cold by holding the choke open with a pencil:p

For me, the misfiring points ...replaced, did the trick as it fires right up now. (no lead poisoning for MY stang.)

I don't know if this is the mysterious vapor lock I hear about. But you may want to check out your points, wires and plugs.

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I don't think it's getting hot or dry enough down in tampa to cause vapor lock yet.. I would bet Midlife has nailed it with the starter problem. Do you have a set of headers on your car, and do they come close to the starter? If so you may have to rig up a heat shield. The heat increases the resistance to the starter and therefore making it harder to start. Does it start fine once you let it cool?

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