From the sound of it, a carbureted motor is something new to you. If not, the next few lines will be redundant and insulting. I apologize in advance if they are.
How I start my '87:
- put the pedal to the floor 1 time and release.
- turn the key
- the engine should start and idle between 1500-2000 rpm
- when the temp gauge starts to get close to the first line above bottom, tap the gas about half way down and release (this will release the choke)
- engine should now idle between 600-900 rpm.
- drive away
The smoke from the column needs to be looked immediately, if not sooner. If it smelled, and you're losing functionality in the column (eg turn signals), something shorted. Get it fixed.
1996 White ZJ
1987 Maroon YJ (sideways build)
1996 Forest Green XJ
The "sideways" build thread:
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