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Leaburn Patey

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« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2008, 05:15:30 PM »

Matt is right.
My '68 New Yorker 440  only had one fuel filter and no vapor can.
I had seen vapor cans or three line filters on newer (72-up) engines.
Diplomats,Aspens,Volare's (F,M,J bodies) had a three line filter where the third line returned to the tank.
1968 model cars have no return lines.
1970/71 seen return lines as per emissions crackdown.
Replace your fuel filter,make sure you are usin the proper "vented" gas cap,and blow out the vent lines when installing the tank.
CBarge2008-09-10 22:18:02
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« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2008, 10:22:06 AM »


I just walked up from the barn and have to share my progress with all those who've been SOOOOOO helpful.

2 weeks ago I spent from 9:00AM to 8:00PM....

* siphoning 15 gal. of Premium fuel out of the tank.
* Dropping the original tank.
* removing all the fuel line between the tank and the pump.
* bending new steel line (tricky job;9 bends between the tank and the rear wheel well).
* Installing a new sending unit in the new tank.
* mounting the new tank.

I wasn't able to finish that night, but I went to the parts store today and picked up a new fuel filter.

Crank crank crank. nothin'. No fuel in the filter
Crank crank crank. nothin'. No fuel in the filter
Crank crank crank crank crank etc. nothin'.
I am running out of time, as we are celebrating my father's birthday tonight and I have to get ready. I decide that the fuel pump is probably shot from all the crap is sucked up from the old tank.

I get out  to close the hood and I see a small amount of fuel in the filter!!!!!!! Yes!

(Fingers crossed) Crank Crank cran.......Varoom! She fires and smooths to an idle!

She lives again!!!!!! I let her run until she is warmed up and she just purrrs like a tiger (is it a 440HP after all;-).

The Delta is behind her so I couldn't take her out, but tomorrow is another day!

I don't know what the next problem to rear its head will be, but I do know that my confidence is a hell of alot higher now than it was before.

Just wanted to thank everyone here again for all their help.

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« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2008, 05:27:16 AM »

AWESOME!    I can't wait to you drop the top and take her for a spin!
(and besides, with all the photo-chopping that goes on here this place is better than porn )

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