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wondering if anyone has seen any posts on this or has done it.

winter is coming, and i am running down a starting/runnigissue.



the idea hit me to drill a hole and fit a rubber plugor some kind of low profile flip top inlet into lid, or run a hose down and go in through the main air intake in font of airbox. I don't like that one too much because it seems the filter would catch most of mist (not to mention the fire hazard:D).



i wouldn't want to put something in the lid that will get sucked into my carbs, but there must be a way.



Any input is sure enough appreciated. Thanks for stopping by:waving:
 

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Don't understand. Why a permanent mod?
 

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starting fluid works but does not do an engine good. It has no lube quality to it and is hard on rings and cylinder walls. I have used a hair dryer to prewarm carbs in cold weather so that the gas would vaporize easier and the engine will start easier.maybe even a plug in coolant heater, but starting fluid starts are not engine friendly:headbanger:
 

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What I have done on a 76 I had was to drill a 1/4" hole in the airbox lid and add a small rubber stopper. Then I would take an eye dropper and put 1 or 2 squirts of Gasoline into the plenum, it made starting alot easier. I never use starting fluid.
 

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cant be that cold in philadelphia!!!
if your wing is in good order(plugs-wiring-carbs) it should be able to start just like a car in winter
 
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