When the engine is shut down, a little will percolate out of the jet as it heat soaks, and it will lose some due to evaporation.
That's one nice thing about the original fuel pumps with the priming lever.
Electric pumps obviously don't have this problem.
It's not entirely a bad thing having to crank a bit when cold; considering the most bearing wear occurs during cold start-up, at least the engine has a chance to get a little oil pumping before it lights off cold.
70's TR's with electric pumps ie Stag, were fitted with crash (inertia) switches.
: Even in good warm weather it takes at
: least three times cranking to get our
: car to start and I'm very happy with
: that. It is really great that your car
: does that well in such cold weather.
: Several years ago we invested in a
: gear-reduction starter for our car. I
: really like it better than the old
: inertia starter. The new starter has
: allowed us to crank the engine over
: longer smoothly until it catches.
: Doug L.
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: I am planning on bypassing the
: fuel pump. This morning, is was 17
: degree F in Delaware. I manually pumped
: it and it only took 3 tries to start
: the car. Normally it would have taken
: more than 10 tries.