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Hey all, I've got a 454 BB in my '72 with a 4150 on top with no choke. If I let it sit for a week or so it gets to be a pain to start again (about 15-20 sec of turnover) and my battery is not really up to it. I've tried all different techniques of pumping the gas pedal before/during etc and have gotten it as good as it's going to get with my current setup. Before I spring for a new battery I'd like to optimize my startup time. Right now I'm just running a stock-style Napa mechanical fuel pump. If I bumped up to an Edelbrock or the like with a higher flow, would that help get it fired up faster? What about an electric pump? I'm unsure if I have the skill to install a choke, which I know would probably be optimal. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks in advance.