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Re: 1948 Super Eight Resurrection
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Joseph Earl
Long time since last post. The "48 is still running, and I drive her weekly. Fuel pump rebuild solved those problems. I moved my shop to Jensen Beach, Florida, to a much smaller space, and she resides outside. Bought a used Mohawk A7 two post lift, and when I install it, she may find a place indoors. Still planning on doing the cosmetics next.

Posted on: 10/19 19:29
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Re: Fuel pump priming
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Joseph Earl
Thanks! Good info.

Posted on: 2/14 17:12
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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 11:31
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Re: Fuel pump priming
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Joseph Earl
Thanks, I'll try that. I had rebuilt the pump with a new kit before I parked it.

Posted on: 1/27 20:50
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Fuel pump priming
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Joseph Earl
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 20:14
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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 19:43
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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 17:27
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Radio Conversion
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Joseph Earl
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 8:57
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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 21:30
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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 16:13
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