Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Here are couple things to try. Depending on what carb you have, fill the float bowls through the bowl vent tube. I used a tiny funnel, but a stringe works well too. While I was at it, I pulled the fuel line off of the carb and poured fuel down the fuel line. The theory is that it wets the paper element filter that I have between the pump and carb, as well as fill the pump diapham with fuel. It fired right up and kept running.
As for the split hose, was it fuel line? If it was rubber vacuum hose, it may not be up to handling gasoline. Are you running ethanol in your fuel? That can attack some types of rubber also.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI