Cold starting procedure
I have a '79 Scout 2, 345 V8. It starts up just fine if I've been using it during the day, but if I let it sit for a few days (or weeks sometimes) it takes a bit of time to get it going. I don't know if I'm doing this right, but I normally pump the gas a couple of times, wait a few seconds, and then try to start it. The last time, I went through this procedure several times, pumping a bit more gas as I turned the ignition, and finally got it going, although I think I flooded the engine as it was running rather poorly for several minutes before settling down.
What is the proper method for starting up when the vehicle has been sitting for several days?