Fuel issues at startup

Fuel and Air Systems

  1. 340 Dart

    340 Dart I don't know shit.

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    I went to start the 74 Duster the other day and nothing doing. I wasn't getting any gas when i was turning it over. It is a 318 car with a 625 Carter on it.
    I primed the front fuel bowls on the carb and it started right up and stays running just fine. I shut it down and started it a few times and it was OK. If it sets more than half a day or so I have to reprime it to get it going and then it runs and starts fine again.:sad2:

    What do you think?
     
  2. 340 Dart

    340 Dart I don't know shit.

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    Fuel pump? Carb? Delithium crystals?
     
  3. OldVart

    OldVart Well-Known Member

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    That's a pretty common situation with the AFB and today's junk fuel, atlhough it normally takes longer than half a day to evaporate the fuel from the carb. I'd suspect maybe a fuel leak somewhere.
     
  4. Johnny Dart

    Johnny Dart Well-Known Member

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    To start my car you had to pump the gas a bunch of times for it to start.

    Since then I have added electronic ignition and a mini starter and it fire's right up with the required 2 pumps of the gas.
     
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    340 Dart I don't know shit.

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    I got it fixed.

    Fuel pump was ok. I think it was the accellerator pump in the carter.
    I threw a TQ on it until I can rebuild it.

    Thanks.
     
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    cuda66273 Well-Known Member

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    Save your money, the Eddy is cracked internally and leaking all the fuel out of it when it sits for a while.

    They're all cracked and should all be used for door stops.
     
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