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tp    Posted 09-25-2004 at 21:23:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't keep gas in the carb .
Changed fuel pump and new pump dosent pump as good a pressure as the old one ..
Wondering if maybe something stoped up in the tank .It has been sittin up for about a year .


Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-26-2004 at 01:50:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya failed to mention make, model, year, dipstick? Had my problems with four barrels in late seventy's and early eighty's. The GM Rochester carbs seemed to have weaknesses cast into them that would fail opening up at an aged date from manufacture. Fixed a couple holes with JB weld, though had to eventually replace carbs with better sound body's.
Bee GKC.
Fernan


mojo    Posted 09-26-2004 at 05:53:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
A few post down he said an '84 ford 4x4.


.Fern    Posted 09-26-2004 at 13:15:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks... I missed that post. Not sure if the Ford Holly carbs are made of pot metal like the Chevies. But still worth looking at the possiblity of a hole in one of the fuel chambers walls.
Fernan


toolman    Posted 09-25-2004 at 23:12:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
all there probably is , is a sock or some call it a screen on the end of the pickup in the tank, that won,t be your problem if your carb leaks down after it sits for a while, if it sat for a year , the gas could be bad now , sounds to me like you have more of a carb proplem rather than a filter problem.when it is running and doesn,t get enough gas as the load increases then you could susbect a filter, like i said below follow you gas line from the tank and you,ll find the filters, any along the frame rail if there is and you probably find an inline one closer to the carb and if you take the line off where it goes in the carb you may find another one, sounds to me like leak down with the carb though.


mojo    Posted 09-25-2004 at 21:26:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
My '88 has the filter right below the drivers door on the inside of the frame. Bypass it and see what happens.


Clod    Posted 09-25-2004 at 22:45:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sometimes there is a filter hidden at the point where the fuel line goes into the carb,Rochester carbs for example. You have a filter back on the tank side of the fuel pump. Remove it and bang the end on concrete to see how much trash or water is in it. If you have a carb like you mentioned then the filteris inexpensive at auto parts or Wallmarts. There is a screen on the pickup point in the tank.But you would have to lower the tank to twist off the ring at line entrance to see it,So use caution,.Take the filler cap off the tank.OUSIDE any building to avoid a fire,Use a compressor airline with a nossel ,,The kind that limits pressure to 30 PSI.Blow the line with it near fuel pump. So this puts the trash back into the tank. Not likely to cause more problems. If you dont remove filler cap.You can bust the gas tank.One more suggestion,,Do not buy XP Windows OS.


Clod    Posted 09-25-2004 at 22:54:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
By the way,A leak in the line on the tank side of the pump will prevent the pump from pumping gas like a sipon hose that has a hole in it.


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