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Old 06/02/2018, 02:52 PM   #61
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The six shooter I just restored has the same carb. When it sat for a couple weeks it was a bit grumpy to start and with a simple prime it lit right off. It had a new fuel pump.

Any car that sits will have the gas evaporate out of the carb. A month can do it on some cars. My car has an electric fuel pump so this is not a problem. You may have a weak fuel pump that takes alot of cranking to get gas up.

I got an idea!!! Drive that sucker more!!!

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Old 06/03/2018, 01:43 PM   #62
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Arlie, I'm jealous you were on vacation!!! Good point about going to Hawaii right now!!
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Old 06/03/2018, 07:25 PM   #63
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The six shooter I just restored has the same carb. When it sat for a couple weeks it was a bit grumpy to start and with a simple prime it lit right off. It had a new fuel pump.

Any car that sits will have the gas evaporate out of the carb. A month can do it on some cars. My car has an electric fuel pump so this is not a problem. You may have a weak fuel pump that takes alot of cranking to get gas up.

I got an idea!!! Drive that sucker more!!!

Rob
The car sat overnight and wouldn't start this morning until I primed it. I since adjusted the choke to close the butterfly a little more (maybe the gas is just evaporating) and purchased a new fuel pump.

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Old 06/07/2018, 11:04 AM   #64
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Arlie, hows it going?
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Old 06/07/2018, 01:51 PM   #65
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Traveling for work again. I’ll work on it this weekend.

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Old 06/10/2018, 01:36 PM   #66
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Ok, its the weekend!! What up!!

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Old 06/10/2018, 06:15 PM   #67
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It runs. Apparently, the problem was the fuel pump.
Can anyone tell if this is an original fuel pump?
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Old 06/10/2018, 07:19 PM   #68
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Yes that is a button top original. I would not throw it away many concours guys have Fred Ballard of Fred's Classics restore them.

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Old 06/10/2018, 11:24 PM   #69
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YEAH!!! your car is fixed. good feeling!
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Old 06/11/2018, 08:23 AM   #70
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You should have seen me trying to install the fuel pump on the 68 Stang I restored with the 200 six. Took me a couple minutes to figure out they go on upside down compared to V8 cars…….. Life is tough when you are stupid.....

Now drive that sucker!!!!

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Old 06/11/2018, 04:10 PM   #71
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Yep, just need to get a few more things fixed before the drive to Nebraska.

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Old 06/11/2018, 04:11 PM   #72
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Rob if you turn the car over it goes on the right way. LOL

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