Re: Engine Starting Problem
So I made some progress today on my engine starting problem. I disconnected the inlet hose from the fuel pump and connected a vaccuum pump to it. Yep, I got fuel, so there's no blockage in the line from the pump back to the tank. Then I connected a piece of hose to the inlet side of the pump and disconnected the steel outlet line that goes to the carb. I blew through the hose and gas flowed out of the pump. So not a blocked pump.
I did try blowing through the inlet hose at the pump with the steel line still connected to the carb and it felt a bit hard to blow on. Not sure if that's to be expected.
At this point, I'm thinking it might be some crap in the inlet filter at the carb. Filter probably has 5 miles on it, same with the carb and pump. Everything is new. But....the car was stored for many years and the tank was never cleaned. So maybe there's some stuff in the filter?
I tried pouring a couple of ounces of gas down the primaries of the carb to prime it. The engine started for about a second or two, then died as soon as it used up all the gas. Thought that would get things flowing, but no such luck.
If it's not the filter. I'll try replacing the pump, just to be sure. But that back nut securing the pump looks pretty tough to get at. Any tips on removing that rear nut? I've got a darn a/c compressor in the way as well.
1968 427 RS Convertible - Vintage rat rod, 427/450+HP, Turbo 400, Holley 750cfm, Lunati "Bracket Master" Solid Lifter Cam, 12 bolt posi/3.73 gears.