I'm new to hopping up Model A engines. I've done plenty of stock Model A's but I hove no experience with Stromberg 97's or much speed parts. Right now I have a rebuilt Model A block with a 6:1 head, headers, a single Stromberg 97, B cam, stock distributor 6v Pos-Ground and a flathead style starter but I have a couple issues. First my starter won't turn over the engine. The solenoid works and the battery's charged but it engages for just 1 second and then stops. Then when I push the button again the solenoid just clicks. I'm going to take it out and see if I can find out what's up. Second issue (which I don't know if it's an issue yet) is with the Stromberg 97. I have no experience with them, it's a small logo that was supposedly rebuilt but I'm not sure how well or if it's even adjusted at all. I'm currently using gravity feed not a fuel pump but I'm not sure if the carbs getting fuel to the engine correctly. Fuel was getting to the carb inlet I know that for sure Since the starter wasn't working I hand cranked it for a while (which was obviously very hard). It had spark at the plugs and is timed but it wouldn't start, not even a single fire. What may be going on with the starter? What should I do to check if the carb is adjusted properly before trying to run it? Do any of you have any ideas, tips or tricks?