Looked at the recent "Wont Start " thread, and it's pretty similar to my situation. There are, however, a couple of differences. My truck just suddenly started doing this. It's run without a problem for as long as I've had it, but now it quit working. I replaced the distributor cap, spark plugs, wires, and coil. All of those looked pretty yucky, so now I have good spark but the problem continues. What happens is I try to start it, it coughs and sputters and barely starts, but then quits after about 10 seconds. After that, it just cranks and cranks. If I wait a couple of days, it will cough and almost start again but no joy. When it does this, it smells like it's just dumping fuel everywhere, and there's even a little bit of wet gas dribbling around the carburetor. It seems like it's flooding. Edit: This pickup has a Holley carburetor, 318 V8 engine. I pulled the fuel line and stuck it in a soda bottle, and it pumps out plenty of fuel when I try to start it. And there's fuel everywhere, so obviously the pump is fine. I'm thinking maybe there's a problem in the carburetor with how the fuel is metered?