Gas pressure

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03 Jul 2019 16:55 #37664 by wcoye
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Looks like the way to go. Many thanx!

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03 Jul 2019 20:50 #37667 by Terry Cockerell
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Bill are you running with just the mechanical pump or do you have an electric pump as well?
The electric pumps are supplied in two types, either low pressure or high pressure.
Obviously low pressure is the way to go. I use mine for priming the engine and on steep hills at speed when the engine starts to run a bit erratically. It will be very interesting to see how she performs after the complete rebuild.

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04 Jul 2019 00:01 #37669 by George van Nostrand
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It has been my experience that carburetor flooding in old cars is caused by iron oxide (rust) coming from a rusty gas tank. These rust particles can penetrate many gas filters . They tend to keep the float needle open causing flooding.If you open your carb and find what looks like fine sand in the float bowl, you can pick it up with a magnet. The answer is to recondition or replace the tank. George.

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04 Jul 2019 01:30 #37670 by 1748 S
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Thanks Goerge for the great tip. My tank has been cleaned out by a shop Randy Ema suggested. They did a great job too. My tank had a bad gas leak at the fill tube area where it connects to the tank. The flange design was horrible. You can't secure it around about 40% of the flange due to the design. So somebody before me soldiered the flange to the tank leaving the screws still in the flange. It still leaked badly because they did a por job og soldier. Getting those screws that were covered in soldier removed was pure hell. I did a writeup on how I used 2 gallons of water and three lbs of dry ice to create a carbon dioxide blanket in the tank to keep it from exploding when I used my torch to remove all the fittings. The suction line I found was soldiered to the bottom drain plug flange too. I have no idea how that was done because of the baffles and tanks design. I plan now to cad plate the inside and outside of my tank. Then re install the fittings.


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04 Jul 2019 03:53 - 04 Jul 2019 03:54 #37671 by mikespeed35
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I notice it says max inlet pres. 7 psi. You might check Summit Racing for better price.
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04 Jul 2019 11:50 #37672 by Curt Schulze
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I am unsure about Cords, but all 34-36 Auburns were soldered over the sheet metal screws where the flange meets the tank. I have a few of 2-4 lbs. new Airtex pumps for sale.

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