I concur with Randall. I had a similar problem with my TR3....would run
for a while, then die..no fuel in the carb bowls.
Turned out someone had dropped a golf ball in the tank and all that miles
of rubber strands were in the tank. I had to remove the tank and clean it
out and then still had the problem. I also had to blow out (from front to
back) the lines. Seems like the rubber strands had made their way into the
fuel lines. You just never know!
> > I checked the pump bowl and it full of fuel.
>The sediment bowl is configured such that it's impossible for it to go dry,
>even when you are out of gas.
> > Using the
> > priming lever I refilled the carb bowls ( I can hear it squirting into
> > them).
> > Now she starts no probs, does this point to a pump problem?
>Could be, but my guess is that the problem lies elsewhere. The priming
>lever just activates the pump, if the pump were defective then the priming
>lever wouldn't work either. It does bypass the lever that rides on the
>camshaft, but the camshaft lever wouldn't heal itself mysteriously.
>I'm thinking something more like the tank pickup getting blocked by a
>foreign object (which falls off after the engine dies & sits for a bit), or
>some sort of foreign object inside the fuel line. Could also be a bad soft
>line on the inlet side of the pump. Normally, on a TR3A, there is no soft
>line under the tank ... but if someone has added one, it could be the