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Check to make sure your choke and primer are working as designed. My experience has been that it is easier to start cold than hot but you need to use the primer. Once mine catches I can usually push the choke most of the way in right away and it warms up quickly. Depending on the outside temp you may also need to adjust the amount of exhaust heat directed to the intake manifold.

By the way, you should verify that your electric pump is regulated down to only put out about 2 psi if you have the original Stromberg O-3 or you could have a dangerous problem. Best solution is to fix the vacuum pump and go back to original. Don’t let George TeeBay find out you have an electric pump! Good luck, Don Rundgren