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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 69Canuck View Post
i tried disconnecting the gas line just before the carb
turned the engine over a few times
Cranking a few turns might not do it. I always remove the spark plugs then the engine will turn over reasonable RPMs. Limit this to 10 seconds for the sake of the starter. Be prepared for a gush of gas if the pump is good by putting a temporary (clear vinyl will do) line to a container.



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An antique car restoration shop near me says that the alcohol in today's fuel will dissolve the varnish (old gas sediment) on the bottom of your fuel tank. That junk will tend to release all the other sediment that was at one time stuck to the bottom of the tank. He had several examples to show me of the volume of debris that comes out of the older tanks. Secondly, the alcohol dissolves the inner surfaces of the fuel lines and the fuel pump diaphragm. This also sends junk through the fuel system and into the fuel filter. If the filter is located downstream of the pump, you may have debris blocking the valve partially open in the pump which would allow back flow away from the engine. The volume from the pump could be sufficient to overcome the back flow leakage during engine operation, but not after sitting for a bit. Lastly, alcohol absorbs water and your gas tank will rust faster.

Just a guess, it's your car and I can't really see what you have.
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Originally Posted by 69Canuck View Post
pic of the fuel pump
That definitely looks like the one that came on the car. Probably worth $100 on Ebay or Fred Ballard in Cali will buy it from you.
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