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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 03, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, what would be the cause for this...upon cranking the engine, I am not getting fuel to the carb. I have a new clear view filter no gas is in it.Yes, I do have gas in the tank. Dan

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 03, 02:07 PM
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Eliminate the possibilities. Do you have fuel from the pump to the filter? If not, do you have fuel to the pump? If not check to see if you have fuel from the tank. If none from the tank than you might have a obstructed tank filter. If none to the pump, than you could have a kink or clogged line. If no fuel to the filter than check your pump. You may have already checked this stuff but it is always good to have an outside reminder. Is this a new engine? Rhat.
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Thanks KRhat...Do mechanical pumps just fail ? That is where I am leaning towards but never had one just quit.

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I just pulled the line from the inlet of the fuel filter, the line leads right to the pump.I turned the motor over and it should have gushed fuel, but not a drop. How can a mechanical pump fail ? Dan

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 03, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Just for the mention, this pump may be the original '67. The car is very original throughout. I have owned the car for 2 years. I drove it to many shows during the spring and summer. She sits the winter , but I do fire her up from time to time. A mechanical fuel pump seems so basic to fail. Not much there to worry about. It's got me dumb founded. Dan

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KRhat has it right. You've either got an obstructed fuel line or a dead pump. You can remove the supply line and rig it to run off a gas can; if it pumps fuel from the can, your line is obstructed. If not, your pump is no good.

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I've seen the stamped metal arms that drive the pump just crack leaving no leverage to the pump to get it going. Some things just break.
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Amen to that. I'll pull it today and take a look. Thanks to all of your responses. This is one heck of a site ! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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when i rebuilt my v8 with mechanical pump i had the same problem, when i used a can of cold start(the one u spray directly in the carb)it pumped up a little fuel.

so i filled the carburator with fuel by my self and now it runs perfect.

maybe just cranking the engine isnt enough for the fuelpump to suck up fuel.

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I'll try that before I remove it. Thanks , Dan
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Strange but True...a shot of starting fluid got the damned thing going again. Wierd.

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gee, i actually helped someone out... wow!

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