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It was the fuel pump.
#141470 Sun Dec 19 2004 05:31 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 8,386
Cletis Offline OP
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Well the other day in Glenn's "Dang, starts right up again" post I told about rewiring the ignition on the Yard dog. I fired it up and it ran fine so I thought it was fixed. So today I tried to use it. It was doing the same old thing. It would start and run until I stepped on the clutch then cut off.

Now I know it's not the ignition wiring. So I changed the carburetor. It was still doing the same old thing. I changed the capacitor. It was still doing the same old thing. I popped the fuel line off the carb and had June spin the engine. No fuel.

Guess what? O'reilly has it in stock. I ran to town, got a fuel pump and installed it. Go to crank it up and the battery runs down before I get fuel to the carb.

Finally got it started and it runs fine again. I still haven't done the work I need to do though. In fact it still has a post hole digger dangling from the hook that was on it when it went down the first time.

The old fuel pump was the glass bowl type and the new one was the sealed up type. I decided to take the old one apart to see what it was made of. To my surprise all the working parts looked good in it. The problem was a solid coat of gunk. There is a very fine screen in there about 1" diameter and it was blocked with gunk. I believe this thing could be cleaned up and re-used. I also believe the top half, that the glass bowl fits on, could be mated to a new bottom half if you needed a new diaphram and were concerned with looking original.


"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

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Re: It was the fuel pump.
#141471 Sun Dec 19 2004 05:46 AM
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Glad that you got the old dog running,,Napa also have the fuel pumps..I have an extra one that I keep with me, thought it was out. bought a new one and did not need it,, do you ever buy something and end up not needing it?Fred


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Re: It was the fuel pump.
#141472 Sun Dec 19 2004 08:18 AM
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So ;

Are you going to re-install the fuel pump ? or toss it in the parts box as I'd use it if you don't want it , ping me off list please ~


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Re: It was the fuel pump.
#141473 Sun Dec 19 2004 03:44 PM
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Cletis, sounds like you ended up spending some quality time with the "Dawg." I've been through the fuel pump thing with 'Ol Blue, too, glass bowl on top and all.

Be sure to hang onto the old fuel pump with the glass bowl, 'cause you cain't get 'em anymore. The boys in Regtown have decided that having exposed glass in a fuel system may be detrimental to a whole lot of things.


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Re: It was the fuel pump.
#141474 Mon Dec 20 2004 04:50 AM
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Cletis Offline OP
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The anti-glass bowl regs must have just taken effect because I bought one last spring for my '55 first GMC. I settled for the other one this time because they had it in stock and I wanted to work. NAPA was closed Saturday afternoon.
The part numbers:
Glass bowl type- Carter, Federal-Mogul M751
Closed type- Carter, Federal-Mogul M2118

There is a rebuilt 235 in the yarddog's future and I'll clean up the old one and re-use it then.


"It's just a phase. He'll grow out of it." Mama, 1964

1956 Chevy 1/2-ton 3100
1953 Chevy 6100 "The Yard dog"
1954 GMC Suburban Now with a new proud owner.
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