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Ian Parsons

My 1929 2 Speeder needs a flood from cold and or 7 kicks to start. This is typically after it has been standing for 3 weeks or so. When warm or hot it always starts 1st kick without any need for tickling. I wonder if your mixture is on the rich side? What carburettor do you have? I use an AMAL type 6 with the same settings as a 3 speed Flying Squirrel. I do not use any special stopping procedure. I just close the throttle and use the ingnition cut out to stop the engine.
The float chamber level is always worth checking. Does your engine idle smoothly when warm?