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Re: 235 Fuel Pump Question
#63555 Sun Jul 30 2006 02:59 AM
Joined: Aug 2005
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Master Gabster
The default position with no connection (broken wire, etc.) is full and that's by far the most common. If yours is showing empty either the gauge is stuck (not likely but possible) or the sending unit float is frozen in the empty position. If you are going to pull the tank anyway this is the ideal time to check the sending unit.


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Re: 235 Fuel Pump Question
#63556 Sun Jul 30 2006 05:05 AM
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Thanks, Tiny. That is very helpful. And hopeful. I was dreading having to find a new one. Perhaps (other than pulling the tank) it will be an easy fix.


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Re: 235 Fuel Pump Question
#63557 Sun Jul 30 2006 03:35 PM
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If you do need a new sending unit holler. I have one I used on my 38 for a while that I'll let you have for a LOT less than you'll pay new. Hopefully you'll be able to save the original.


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Re: 235 Fuel Pump Question
#63558 Sun Jul 30 2006 04:01 PM
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Thanks Tiny, that is very much appreciated. I'll check it out and let you know. How often is it that that gauge itself has gone bad?


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Re: 235 Fuel Pump Question
#63559 Sun Jul 30 2006 09:20 PM
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Master Gabster
I've never had one go bad & it's rare to see somebody complaining in here about it. I can't give you a specific though. With your reference to bad smelling & looking gas I'd be willing to bet it's the sending unit. Another thought is you shouldn't run the engine if you have old, bad gas in the tank. It can stick intake valves shut & bend pushrods. I discovered that the hard way.


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Re: 235 Fuel Pump Question
#63560 Mon Jul 31 2006 06:00 AM
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Thanks for the tip. I'm going to remove and clean the tank before going any further with it. I'll check out the sending unit at that time. I'm hoping that I can unstick it. But, I may be asking for a price on yours after inspection. smile


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1954 Chevrolet 4400 Flat Bed Dump, 1972 Chevrolet long bed.

Email: mikeshahan1960@gmail.com
Re: 235 Fuel Pump Question
#63561 Tue Aug 01 2006 11:22 PM
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my experience with gas gauges is if they read full=bad ground wire, if they read empty=bad hot wire

Re: 235 Fuel Pump Question
#63562 Wed Aug 02 2006 12:15 AM
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Shop Shark
On the fuel pump,,short hose and small can of gas hooked to tank side of pump line removed from carb turn over if pump working you will have fuel at carb if not pump or cam bad,,if fuel at carb from can then...blow into tank with shop air use rag to seal opening around blower fuel should run at pump end of line if not tank empty or line plugged..on gauge ,,tank wire grounded read the not grounded and read if gauge travel full sweep tank unit bad if not dash unit or wiring..doc

Re: 235 Fuel Pump Question
#63563 Wed Aug 02 2006 12:54 AM
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Thanks guys for the tips. I'll keep you posted. I have to do the work as I can. smile That usually means weekends.

I am eager to see if I can get the gauge working. Have had some good info on that in these posts...sure thank you all for that!


Bolter Rush, Cave Springs, AR
1954 Chevrolet 4400 Flat Bed Dump, 1972 Chevrolet long bed.

Email: mikeshahan1960@gmail.com
Re: 235 Fuel Pump Question
Bolter Rush #1375540 Tue Sep 01 2020 11:06 PM
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New Guy
I am having similar problems ,rebuilt carb because truck runs great 20 minutes later it dies. Pulled fuel line no fuel going to carb going to try and rebuild glass fuel pump because it sounds like a nightmare to put a different on in. Where can I get a rebuild kit?

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