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Old 12-24-2007, 07:35 PM
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Should I install an electric fuel pump

So here is the deal; I have a 153" Chevy 4 banger in my '29 that sometimes sits for long periogd without being started or driven ( I know the answer to my question is drive it more!) that when I do try to start it it seems as if the carb is dry and pumping the pedal only seems to flood the engine (too much carb but looks cool)!

I am wondering if installing an electric fuel pump would solve my problem by filling the carb bowl and injecting the small fuel mix it seems to take to start the engine.

All help is appreciated.

29guy

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I am wondering if installing an electric fuel pump would solve my problem by filling the carb bowl and injecting the small fuel mix it seems to take to start the engine.
Ayuh,.........

I don't think going to an electric fuel pump is going to Fix anything......
For 1 thing,..... It Isn't going to "injecting the small fuel mix it seems to take to start the engine"........
That's the job of your Over-sized Carb.......
Going to a smaller Acc. pump in the Carb might Help.......
'course,..... Making sure the Choke is Working,+ Adjusted properly is a given.......
And,........
If the Carb's Bowl is going Dry,.......
Just turn the motor over 5 or 10 revolutions,+ the Mechanical Fuelpump will fill it Just Fine..........
Then setting the Choke,......
It Should start right up.............

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I agree with bondo that you have other problems,but a lot of old cars seem to have the problem of carb going dry when layed up.Most run an electric pump just to fill the bowl then turn it off and run on the mechanical pump as it will pull through the electric one.As he said this will not inject fuel ,only the accelerator pump will.So once bowl is filled be sure not to pump it too many times. But he does make a good point to make sure your carb is in proper working order and choke is set right as the electric pump addition is only a bandaid solution, but it works.
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Bondo and Speedydeedy,

Thanks for the replys and merry Christmas.

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