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I don't here a humming when key is turned on. Electric fuel pump ?? When I pump gas pedal it some times starts after it sits a while.

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Could be a fuel pump although they normally only hum very briefly and change to a clicking sound that means they are maintaining fuel line pressure that was built up quickly when the ignition is turned on.
BTW; pumping the gas pedal is a good way to flood the engine; if the choke is still operational, pressing the pedal once to the floor and then releasing it should set the choke and enrich the air-fuel mix for starting. If the engine get flood, holding the gas pedal to the floor will help dry out the plugs so they can fire again.

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