what is the second easiest and less dangerous, so as not to continually pump?? or is the switch your savior, assuming you can reach it in a accident.
To put a hose on the end of the stock fuel line, I got a fitting from the local hardware store and screwed the fitting onto the stock line. The fitting has a barbed end to attach the hose.
have u ever used the carter rotary vane pump?
i guess its easier to route the hoses with the one you suggested?
i kinda figured that was what it was, but my thought was why do both ways,, was there a reason he chose to gut one, and remove the pump on the other?
I have the AC equipped version, however, at this time, it is not working,, at very least, the compressor is locked up, but have not gotten that.
My questions are for future reference as if I can find a reason to make it run, ride and start up more reliably and not rely on 15 20 0r 25 year old pump,, I will get to it in short time.
Does that return line reliably prevent Vapor lock? does the compressor have to be working for that to function as well or is it an built in, function whether ac runs or not. Looks like if it works 75-100 parts and time is well worth the outcome of reliability in very hot weather, I use the car in MT, where even at 4,30 pm its 92 degrees, and back in MS where i also will use the car, 90 to 100s are the norm for months,,
My sedan has the gutted fuel pump, while the hearse has the pump removed. Why? The hearse fuel pump started to leak at the inlet fitting, and I wanted to see what it would look like without the fuel pump.
Pretty clear, i have a lot to learn about these cars and engines,,
thanks for the information
Well i got an update for you guys. I finally put the car back on the road its been like a month. I did install the electric fuel pump, and it works really good. Got lots of fuel in the filter bowl at all times. Runs good and hasnt died while it has been driven around....yet.
But one problem im having still is say when i go for a long drive on a hot day, sometimes stuck in traffic or whatever. When i park the car for like 10-15mins, and jump back in the car, it would make it down the road and again it would die exactly the same way it was dying when i had vapour lock before. After this happens i cant start the car until i let it sit for like 10-20mins. The last time this happened. I was looking under the engine at the fuel bowl before the car even shut down, I saw bubbling in there. Keep in mind the car was OFF at this point.
This makes me think that the engine is getting like a heat soak after its shut down. If its parked for longer amount of time its fine. Just when I shut it off for 10-15mins.
I didn't see a reply to checking the heat riser valve on the left exh manifold. If stuck closed, it will overheat the intake manifold.
What carb are you running? A phenolic block is needed with the stock carburetor, and if yu are running an Edelbrock, a phenolic spacer is recommended.
The car bay be running too lean, causing a heat buildup problem.