Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Re: fuel pump not working!!!
I assume we are talking about a mechanical pump here. There is a hole in the front of the block with a short 5/16" bolt in it to plug the hole. You can replace the short bolt with a longer one to temporarily pin the FP push rod in place while changing the pump. Any chance you used this trick and forgot to replace the short bolt. If so, it will stroke one time and stick in the compressed position. If the pump is cycling but not sucking fuel, try pouring fuel down the tube / hose connected to the carb. I will wet the check valves and prime the pump enough to get it going. Are the lines connected correctly?
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI