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Re: Fuel Pump

To: dalep1@earthlink.net, spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: Fuel Pump
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 14:41:17 -0700 FILETIME=[5E58ED10:01C21E23]
Have you checked fuel pump pressure and volume?  Both are needed, obviously.

Are you sure the engine is "starved" for fuel and not flooded?  Check the 
plugs; easy enough to tell.

You might flush the fuel lines for a period of time, disconnect line from 
carbs and let flow into a container.  Remove power to the dizzy first (no 

>From: "Dale Puffenberger" <dalep1@earthlink.net>
>Reply-To: "Dale Puffenberger" <dalep1@earthlink.net>
>To: <spridgets@autox.team.net>
>Subject: Fuel Pump
>Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 17:18:54 -0400
>The new OE fuel pump on my 72 Midget was installed about 2 months ago. It 
>working well as of 2 days ago (Tues) The car has not been driven for a 
>but was started 3 or 4 times a week while on jackstands. The only work 
>done near the fuel pump was opening and clearing the break lines at the 
>on the rear axel and just outside the tunnel at the rear frame clip. The 
>electrical parts (knowingly) involved were disconnecting the pressure fail
>switch, the stop light switch and the battery.
>Just finished the job and reassembled/reconnected everything and tried to
>start the car. The fuel pump would not stop clicking. I tried the ignition
>many times - 4-5 seconds a try -  after a dozen or so tries the engine 
>but was starved for fuel. Rechecked all fittings and connections in the 
>compartment and pulled off the rt.rear wheel to check if anything had been
>knocked loose from the fuel pump and could not find anything.
>I have had the car for 2 months and it is my first Midget so I don't know 
>this something particular to the car, a known problem, punishment for
>disturbing parts and systems that had been happily slumbering for a few 
>or just my glazed-over eyes and addled brain overlooked the obvious. What 
>it? Coincidental fuel line blockage?

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