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Re: Fuel pump priming
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Joseph Earl
Thanks! Good info.

Posted on: 2/14 16:12
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Re: Fuel pump priming
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Update: she’s back on the road! The fuel pump had a stuck valve. Cleaned it, set the preload on the diaphragms, and reinstalled the pump. Started right up. All new tires, Optima 6v battery.

Another tidbit: I’ve always had trouble getting the 3/4” filter cover plug to seal on the top of the carb. Tried all kinds of fiber washers, o-rings to no avail. This time, scrounging around my shop I found a seal that came with an A/C compressor. Metal with an imbedded rubber seal. Violá!

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Posted on: 1/30 10:31
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Re: Fuel pump priming
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Thanks, I'll try that. I had rebuilt the pump with a new kit before I parked it.

Posted on: 1/27 19:50
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Fuel pump priming
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After letting my '48 sit for almost three years, I'm finally getting back to work on it. It was running with a newly rebuilt fuel pump when I parked it, and now I can't get fuel to the carb. I drained the old gas, put in five gallons of 90 ethanol free, and made sure fuel was getting to where the rubber line attaches to the metal line before the pump. Turning the engine over, and getting it to fire briefly by pouring a little gas in the carb, I can't get the pump to draw fuel. Do I need prime the pump?

Posted on: 1/27 19:14
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Re: Joe's '49 Club Sedan
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Joseph Earl
Why two batteries? I just installed an Optima 6v and it turns over fine. I am now trying to figure out how to get fuel to the carb after sitting for three years.

Posted on: 1/27 18:43
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Re: Joe's '49 Club Sedan
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Joseph Earl
What Optima 6v batteries are you using? My NAPA 6v batteries keep failing, and I'm on my second one now. Thinking of going to an Optima.

Posted on: 2020/2/27 16:27
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Radio Conversion
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It's been a long time since I posted, but I just saw this on YouTube. It may be of interest to many of you!
https://youtu.be/yV3pGiXq8FE

Posted on: 2020/2/7 7:57
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Re: Joe's '49 Club Sedan
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Joseph Earl
That's really slick. Great job!

Posted on: 2018/5/10 20:30
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Re: Fuel pump rebuild
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Joseph Earl
Just went to Daytona Parts site, and this is probably going to cure my problem.

https://www.daytonaparts.com/daytona-carburetor-float-valve.html

Posted on: 2018/5/5 15:13
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Re: Fuel pump rebuild
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Howard,

I just spoke with Al at Arizona Vintage Parts, who sold the pump kit, and he says he thinks it's carb related. That's what I thought too, and I called Mike's Carb Parts yesterday, (where I bought the carb kit in 2014) and spoke with a woman named Krystal who tried to tell me that I needed a fuel pressure regulator. That doesn't make sense at all. I would think that if we were dealing with an electrical pump, yes, but I don't think the spring was incorrect, and more than likely the float seat and needle is the problem.

I removed the top off the carb, and realized I hadn't replaced the needle and seat. I found the kit with the new parts, and attempted to install the new needle, which had the rubber tip, but it wouldn't fit into the old seat. Removed the old seat, and now the float is way out of adjustment, and almost doesn't fit. That's probably why I didn't replace those parts. I've come to the conclusion that the issue lies with the needle and seat. I just need to find the correct ones.

Going to call Daytona Parts for advice.

Posted on: 2018/5/5 15:09
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