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Old 09-05-2010, 10:04 PM
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should mechanical fuel pump be primed?

I'm restoring a 64 GTO. New gas tank, fuel lines and I rebuilt the stock mechanical fuel pump. It's not pumping gas to the carbs and I wonder if I should siphon gas to fill the new fuel line to ensure the pump is getting fuel.

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Old 09-05-2010, 10:45 PM
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The pump and fuel lines should self prime. Disable the spark 12v power and kick over the engine for 30sec bursts for a few times. It takes a bit to fill the system the first time. It will fill. Did you install the push rod?
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The Pontiac uses an eccentric bolted to the nose of the cam and a self-contained arm on the fuel pump- no p-rod needed.
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