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1960 rambler classic 196 smokes on start up

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My 1969 232 is having a similar issue, but it only blows a white-ish/grey cloud of smoke if I pump the accelerator once before starting to set the choke. It runs great otherwise, with no smoke whatsoever. It doesn't use any oil or antifreeze. If I don't pump the accelerator to set the choke before starting, it doesn't blow smoke. Is this something I need to be concerned about?
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Not really. It's running rich for a second or so from the extra fuel squirted in when you pump it. Just once to the floor to set the choke and it should start right up. And a little puff of smoke won't hurt -- is normal really. Black smoke would indicate oil burning.  
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it's possible that at that age, there's a bit of oil seeping down the valve stems while it sits, which burns off when it starts. at 75,000 miles and however many years it's been, that would be completely normal. in a 20xx car that would be a problem, but in old design engines having a bit of oil in the guides is not a bad thing. if this is the case it's nothing needing fixing or attention.
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