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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-27-2017, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel pump siphon?

I recently installed an airtex 9 psi fuel pump in front of my mechanical. When the carb is dry, 10-15 seconds will enable a quick start. I have noticed though that the car will idle for a few minutes, then die. When I check the bowl it is near empty.

However, If I keep the idle high for a couple of minutes (not really what I want to do), then it stays full. Here is a diagram of my setup. Any thoughts on what is wrong?
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Putts drives a 1965 customized Galaxie. Rebuilt 390, 4100 electric choke on a Performer, MX, AC, PS, PB w Scarebird front discs on Cragar 17" S/S.

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