'53 Hornet Hydramatic Stalls when Cold - ???
hey guys - i know the practical answer is to let it warm up!
when i start my '53 hornet with hydramatic when its cold, i usually let it warm for 5-10 minutes, until the water temp goes up a few marks
when i try to drive forwards when not fully warm, it stalls from a standstill in gear - this doesn't happen in reverse though
this made for a stressful sunday a.m. drive, at the 1st intersection, after i left the house - not cool!
i do not think there is an issue with the engine tune - i think that the load needed to get moving is enough to stall the engine when cold - i have not experienced this in other collector cars (including automatics)
i would hate to have the hornet stall after a long ferry run here on the puget sound! that would be worse!
any advice would be most appreciated!