Carburetor is rebuilt, the radiator was replaced, as well as the wheel cylinders, brake lines, brake pads, all hoses, lines, plugs, wires, and just about anything shy of a rebuild. The car had sat all winter and had been on the road less than 24 hours. Anything sits, it needs the bugs worked out again. Any car guy with an ounce of knowledge can tell you that.
I was heading up to the car show after I left the grocery store, and never made it. A guy bought the car from me before I made it out of town.
They'll never start exactly like a fuel-injected car. Even in the manuals, heck as late as my '87 Caprice, I can say for sure, it says you have to pump the gas when you go to start the car. A fuel-injected car's owner's manual will tell you the exact opposite.
You take me too literally. I know you have to set the choke, and that the starting routine is different for a carburetted car. What I mean is the engine will start instantly, idle down smoothly and pull away without bucking or hesitation just like a real car.