55 Tbird hard to start.


Asked by GJTbird May 26, 2019 at 01:32 AM about the 1955 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 55 Tbird. Doesn’t like to start after
sitting overnight. If I manually prime the
carburetor or use starting fluid it will try to
fire. Usually after about third try will run. Also
dies on inclines like it has ran out of gas.

3 Answers


Carburetor maybe really dirty use a whole can of carb cleaner into carburetor

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Thanks Jim, What happened with the rebuild carb?

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Keeping the original carb will increase the value of the car. A wrong carb will be a red flag to collectors. If you use a different carb, keep the original!

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