We all know that some of these big old engines can be cold hearted. I'd like to hear some starting advice from others. Right now I usually give it a shot of gas and then turn the key feathering the pedal as needed but it still takes two tries sometimes and the second try might result in a slow start (chugging and grunting to a full idle) I'd like to get it to the point where it fires strong on the first try! LOL
All cars are different, but what has worked for me is before turning the key, give it 2 good pumps of the gas pedal then hold the pedal open about a 1/4" while you turn the key, as soon as it fires give it some gas to keep the rpms up. If your choke is working it should stay running now, if it is disconnected or it doesnt have one you may have to keep your foot in it for a while.
Electronic ignition especially with an amplifier box like MSD does wonders for cold start.
1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed