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Engine stalls on the initial start-up, idles bad at first, then idles great after a minute or so. Seems like it take a little too long to start also.

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Electric choke may be shorting out. Follow the wire from the carb to the firewall and make sure there are no breaks or wear marks in the wire. Hope it helps. Sounds like the air / fuel mixture might be off. Choke is supposed to control that on cold starts.

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