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Fuel pressure test
#1437878 Wed Jan 19 2022 02:45 PM
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'Bolter
I’ve never done this, because I never had any rubber between pump and carb. But I rigged up a temp setup to test out my “new” YF…so figure I might as well check fuel pressure.

My vac gauge reads vac and pressure, supposedly. Just tee it into the line and that’s all there is to it?

Re: Fuel pressure test
JW51 #1437882 Wed Jan 19 2022 03:01 PM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
That's one third of a fuel pump test. Drop me a PM for the complete procedure. No, a T fitting in the line won't work properly.
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

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Re: Fuel pressure test
JW51 #1437916 Wed Jan 19 2022 06:49 PM
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'Bolter
PM sent, thanks!

Re: Fuel pressure test
JW51 #1438089 Fri Jan 21 2022 01:51 AM
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'Bolter
While we're at it, what is the specified amount of fuel that should be pumped in a specified number of squirts?

My Cadillac requires 8 oz of fuel to be pumped into a jar with 9 squirts of the pump. It's very simple and straight forward.

Does the 216 and its brothers have a similar requirement that would be easy to test?


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Re: Fuel pressure test
JW51 #1438317 Sat Jan 22 2022 08:08 PM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
I've always used the rule of thumb "pumps a pint of fuel or more into a catch container at idle speed in 30 seconds". If the engine won't idle for half a minute on the gas in the float bowl, it has other problems. I've got my steel pot and flak jacket on, so let's go ahead and cue up the "Don't have an open fuel line on a running engine" crowd- - - -I know they're just waiting to pile on!
LOL!
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Re: Fuel pressure test
JW51 #1438329 Sat Jan 22 2022 11:15 PM
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OH THE HUMANITY! You are going to cause another Hindenburg! smile smile smile

Re: Fuel pressure test
JW51 #1438393 Sun Jan 23 2022 01:40 PM
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I heard “open fuel line on running engine” is what killed Meatloaf.

Re: Fuel pressure test
JW51 #1438457 Sun Jan 23 2022 07:28 PM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Yep, plus a little morbid obesity!
LOL!
Jerry


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Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Re: Fuel pressure test
JW51 #1438490 Sun Jan 23 2022 11:06 PM
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I was taught as a young lad, "not to play with fire."
I am no longer a young lad. Neither was Red Adair. He played with fire. Nobody ridiculed him.
I still want a tin foil fire suit and hat.

Re: Fuel pressure test
JW51 #1438705 Tue Jan 25 2022 02:38 PM
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Thanks HL


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