Had a buddy with a B that had a similar issue. Filled it up, ran
great. Then would die with a half tank. Ended up being a hole in the
pick up tube in the tank. Quit getting gas and just passed air after
about a half tank.
On Apr 24, 2009, at 11:02 AM, Lester wrote:
> Not fuel pump connections, fuel pump output!
> Mine made wonderful noises but didn't pump any fuel, only that which
> gravity fed to the carbs kept it going..
> Simple test, fill tank to completely full, see if problem goes away
> until half full or going UP a long hill..
> On Apr 24, 2009, at 9:53 AM, James Gruber wrote:
>> Thanks everyone for the response to my querry re. Bugsy stalling
>> out and dying
>> on me. After reading all of the opinions here's my plan of attack.
>> 1) Recheck fuel pump electrical connections. I redid them 8-9 years
>> ago and
>> they appear to be crimped connections. I will pull apart, solder
>> use heat shrink and make sure fuel pump is getting proper power
>> 2) I have pulled the tops off of the carbs and bowls were clean,
>> not a bit of
>> crud in there and I have seen some occasional stuff in there but
>> 3) Put old filters back on and see if problem goes away.
>> 4) Check dashpots and piston action. All seemed to be moving freely
>> when I
>> checked and looked at it last week.
>> 5) I did fill dashpots up last week as they looked a little bit low
>> with 3 in
>> 1 oil. I've used in the past and have not seen any issues with it
>> in the
>> 6) A dose of carb cleaner probably won't hurt to spray in there.
>> 7) low to mid 80's today in Dayton. I need ot get out and drive.
>> Thanks again.
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