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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 11, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel issue

I have a 67 camaro 350 engine. I didn't vat the tank, when I started restoring the car. It has been going fine since June of 2010. Tonight I was driving the car. My gas gauge doesn't work, and I ran out of gas. I put gas in and it fired right up. I made it to the gas station and put 25.00 in the car. It started back up and was running fine. I notices when we started back up the road it seemed to sputter. It died about a 1/4 mile up the road. I had to be pushed out of an intersection and into a parking lot. I noticed the clear fuel filter looked really dirty, I sent my wife to get me a new one. I replaced it and it started right back up. It had fuel in the filter. While I was waiting on her to load out son in her suv it died again and wouldn't restart. So I decided just to tow it home. While I was waiting I started mess with it again. I got it started and it seemed flooded, so after reving on it for about a minute I thought I had it fixed. Wrong it died again. I looked again at the fuel first and it barely had any fuel in it. Just like it ran out of gas again. We towed it home, and I took the fuel line to the tank off and shot air towards the tank. With the gas cap off you can clearly hear the gas gurgling. And when I shot air from the tank towards the front you can hear air coming through the line. So I think it's the pump but I put a Holley pump on it which was over 100.00. Is it that common for them just to go out and be less then a year old? Did trash get sucked up the line and stop up the pump? Is that possible? Please help me. I just want to take my car to the classic cruise in and not break down

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 11, 07:42 PM
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Re: Fuel issue

If it's the Holley pump that is clockable, they are very easy to take apart and clean out. The sock on the end of the sending unit pick up should be able to catch anything big enough to actually lodge in the pump. That is if it's still there. If your sending unit is really old it's possible that the sock on the end of the pick up is caked and collapsed on itself which causes starvation. Just a few things to look into.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 11, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Fuel issue

I didnt think about the sock. Hopefully I dont have to drop the tank. It has 10 gallons of gas in it lol.

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