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« Reply #210 on: February 07, 2012, 07:57:09 PM »

No, rust stays unless it is sealed. Float up just a hair more, fix that kink, clean the filter, and the leak on the butterfly is not good, but not that bad, float was a little high when it was happening, right?
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« Reply #211 on: February 07, 2012, 08:07:08 PM »

Yup, float was high.  Do they make replacement fuel lines?  So the tank either needs resealed or replaced then?
 
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« Reply #212 on: February 07, 2012, 09:10:34 PM »



What kink?
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« Reply #213 on: February 08, 2012, 02:45:04 AM »

fuel line from pump to carb has a kink in it.
 
 
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« Reply #214 on: February 08, 2012, 08:23:34 AM »

You can rebend another piece of 5/16ths inch line, or maybe 3/8ths inch line easy enough. The gas tank can be resealed, I think Eastwood has some stuff to do it, have heard it to be pretty reliable and works good.
From there, you may want to replace all the fuel line, given its age and the fact that if the tank is like this, the line is probably the same way. You can get long lengths of tube, even coils of the line to make it one single line. Might even go so far as to do stainless steel line for real durability, especially in the bad winter weather areas. Once the old line rusts, no way to stop it from continuing.
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« Reply #215 on: February 08, 2012, 08:27:41 AM »



So raising that float made a diff?
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« Reply #216 on: February 08, 2012, 08:27:51 AM »



Unbelieveable.  When I sold this car, it didn't have these issues.......  I reckon the steering box is borked also?
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« Reply #217 on: February 08, 2012, 09:15:22 AM »


Quote from: POLARACO

Made a difference in cold starting.  Thinking fuel starvation at top end is a secondary problem, maybe from kinked steel fuel line.
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« Reply #218 on: February 08, 2012, 02:44:52 PM »

Ok, got that kinked line off, found the fuel filter just packed full of fine rust particles........  Damn I am so screwed.
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« Reply #219 on: February 08, 2012, 02:51:32 PM »

Naah, just a whole bunch of extra work to get it right. It happens.
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« Reply #221 on: February 08, 2012, 03:40:38 PM »

Holy sludge, Batman!
 
Yeah, full fuel system flush, seal and line replacement, especially after the carb rebuild and finally tuned pretty good. Check the local radiator shop to see if he can flush and seal the gas tank, redo lines from the tank forward, replace the kinked piece, too.
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« Reply #222 on: February 08, 2012, 04:25:49 PM »

Could all this rust have be causing the problems I still have?
 
 
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« Reply #223 on: February 08, 2012, 04:43:43 PM »

Yes. Fuel filters keep the big stuff out, but doesn't do anything for the small stuff, but does not reflect how much the lines are actually plugged up themselves.  Remember Jim Fixx, the runner? Started out running when he weighed in at 300lbs and ran off 145lbs. Ran a marathon a week, wrote three books, ran half marathons three times a week for training between marathons. As healthy as he supposedly was, his body was found on the side of a ditch, autopsy showed his arteries, as healthy as he was, were only flowing 7-10 percent the amount they should, and he was doing what he was doing. You won't know how bad things really are until everything is replaced. Not the first time it has been like this, always a chance.
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« Reply #224 on: February 08, 2012, 07:38:25 PM »



As Ed said, you can take that to a rad shop and have him clean it and seal it, or you can go to Eastwood and get their kit.  StitcherBob wrote an article a few years ago on prepping the tank using a piece of chain.  Maybe you can find it.  But you want to use a solvent that will evaporate to flush it out.  Water will take a while unless you have a warm place to dry the tank rapidly.  Put it on top of the heat boiler with a fan blowing through it.
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