I have a 1973 Dodge B200 Sportsman van. I noticed there was no specific place for "B" vans, so I figured I'd start here.
As of right now, it runs great. But I sometimes have a problem getting it to start. When I do get it going, it will crank twice and start up pretty quickly (while holding half throttle). But sometimes it will crank and crank without so much as a sputter, and begin to smell like gas. If I leave and come back the next day or even a few hours later, I can usually get it going.
I'm 23 and this is my first project car. Would anyone have any places that I could begin diagnosis? I have already changed the fuel filter after a random shut down, and the battery is fresh as well.