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Old 01-27-2003, 04:31 AM
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After 3 years of the '51 is ready to start!
BUT no fuel to the carb
It's a 80 302 I just put a new stock fuel pump on( figuring the old one was the culprit) Yes there is gas in the tank & it is getting to the pump.
Am I missing somthing??
Should I opt for an electric pump and will the Carter $57.00 work 4-6 Psi or 7Psi?? the engine is stock cept for edelbrock 600 and headers w/ flomasters <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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Old 01-27-2003, 06:30 AM
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I once was driving in a very remote area in Nevada where I was working, and the '80 Ford F-250 I was driving just up and quit. I had plenty of fuel in the tank, lines were clear to the pump and to the carb, but no fuel was getting to the carb. I removed the pump at the side of the road (this was a dirt road-not a soul had driven by so far)and I worked the lever, and the pump seemed to be functional. To make a long story short, I finally hitched a ride back to Elko (the next day-finally another vehicle!) and got a tow truck to haul it to the dealer-it was a company truck.

It turned out the bolt holding the fuel pump eccentric that holds it to the front of the timing gear had loosened, allowing the eccentric to just hang there, making it so it would not operate the pump. By the side of the road, I kind of guessed the problem since the pump bolted back up to the side of the engine as if the lever wasn't touching anything. When you bolted up the new pump, did you feel the lever contact the eccentric?
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Old 01-27-2003, 06:36 AM
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[quote]Yes there is gas in the tank & it is getting to the pump.<hr></blockquote>

Is it getting to the carb? If it is, then is there shots of fuel into the venturis (accelerator pump) when the throttle blades are opened? If not, check needle and seat and float setting.

I wouldn't go to the expense of an electrical pump for your application.
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