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If the car has set for a while with the gas in the tank; Could be varnished gas. That will stop up the filter on the pickup tube. Pull the fuel line at the carb and see if the fuel pump is pumping. Then take the line from the fuel tank loose, and see if you are getting gas to the fuel pump. You can blow air into the tank, with the line disconected and gas should come through the line. Be cautious and don't put much air into the tank. About 5lbs. of air will push gas through the line.

If you don't get gas through the line, you will need to remove the tank and have it cleaned.
 

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If it's an FE it's most likely a fuel pump.
 

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On 2006-04-25 15:48, psivory wrote:
Ummm.... fuel pump good? Fuel filter clogged? Gas in the tank? Carb pump good?
Maybe be a little more specific.
Did he disconnect the carb line from the fuel pump, see if fuel is being delivered. Inspect or change out fuel filters. Or pull the line from the fuel pump to the tank, to see if fuel is delivered to the fuel pump. Even something as simple as blowing out the line to the tank...carefully, could reveal the cause of the problem. Also, did this just start or has there been a build-up of problems to this point?

The question is "How did he determine that fuel delivery is the issue?"... there could be other compounding problems that are disguised as fuel problems.

Dirty tank is a very real possiblity, but so is a clogged line, clogged filter. There is also the "freakish" possiblity that fuel pump diaghram is torn, the arm to the cam eccentric is broken, or mechanically inactive.

As mentioned...there is a lack of meaningful information. The statement ... "I'm not getting fuel"... leaves a lot of ground to cover.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Beoweolf on 4/26/06 10:38pm ]</font>
 

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On 2006-04-26 07:34, Beoweolf wrote:

As mentioned...there is a lack of meaningful information. The statement ... "I'm not getting fuel"... leaves a lot of ground to cover.
Its how he seems to do all his posts.
 

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check the condition of the fuel line. Especially if it passes thru the frame. My 69 had rusted thru and was sucking air.
 

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No follow up from the initial post... I am out of it.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: rayell on 4/27/06 7:40pm ]</font>
 
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