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I Ran Out Of Gas

Wasup guy can yall please help me I got a 72 Nova with a 350 the car is in good condition ONLY had it for four weeks Im used to driven Tuned Hondas AND Acuras I was on my way to the gas station and was three blocks away and ran out. I pushed the car to the station filled the tank and she wouldnt start. I have a performance fuel filter the one that is clear you can see the gas in but it is empty So im guessing there is no gas goin in the engine Ive pumped the gas pettle and still is empty do you have any idea what the problem is? I ended up having to get it towed home I was so POWED!!! and jus wanting to continue tuning up my 93 Honda Accord

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It takes a mechanical pump a few minutes to draw fuel to itself and refill the carb. Take a small funnell and refill the carbs bowl using a coke can about half full, start it and let it idle and it should draw the fuel back up, if not it`s likely the pumps failed. You could prime it by just pouring fuel in the carbs throat but this can be somewhat unsafe as you have to keep adding fuel to keep it running, and fuel over a carb that could spit back doesn`t spell a good story.
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You have to keep spinning the motor over and pumping the accelerator pedal until it picks up the gas and hits. Or take some type of syringe and squirt some fuel into the carb and then hit it. Or use the syringe to squirt some fuel into the breather tube on the carb and then try it. I always used the last one when I installed a dry carb on an engine.


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Wasup guy can yall please help me I got a 72 Nova with a 350 the car is in good condition ONLY had it for four weeks Im used to driven Tuned Hondas AND Acuras I was on my way to the gas station and was three blocks away and ran out. I pushed the car to the station filled the tank and she wouldnt start. I have a performance fuel filter the one that is clear you can see the gas in but it is empty So im guessing there is no gas goin in the engine Ive pumped the gas pettle and still is empty do you have any idea what the problem is? I ended up having to get it towed home I was so POWED!!! and jus wanting to continue tuning up my 93 Honda Accord
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Pour about a teaspoonful of gas down the carb throat and start the car with your foot off the gas pedal. If it dies after running for a second, do it again. Usually no more than three repetitions will get fuel to the carb and it will stay running.

If it's a stock air cleaner lid and it has a dished area where the wing nut goes, just loosen the wing nut a little and put the teaspoonful of gas in the dish, where it will dribble down the stud and into the carb.
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Maybe you should just stick with the accord. wanna sell the nova?
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