<VV> No Gas

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 3 16:26:26 EST 2005

If the tank has gas in it, try raising the front of the car and disconnect 
the rubber hose just ahead of the fire wall - near the left rear wheel.  See 
if you are getting any flow at that point.  This will at least help isolate 
where the problem is.  Try removing the gas cap so the tank is getting air. 
Perhaps the vent tube is blocked?

If you do have (gravity) flow at that point, the problem is aft of that. 
Did you prime the fuel pump?  Does it have the correct length push rod? 
Back off the tapered bolt which holds the pump in place and gently (don't 
want to rupture the diaphram inside the pump) push the pump up and down 
until you see gas in the carbs.  Remember that you need to get the float 
chambers full too, so this is going to take 15 strokes or more.  You should 
feel when the gas goes through the pump - it will be a little harder to 

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Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joseph Trojanek (by way of Harry Jensen<hljensen at comcast.net>)" 
<aztrojan at msn.com>
To: "Virtual Vairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 2:32 PM
Subject: <VV> No Gas

>I have just finished rebuilding my engine on my i963 monza, New pistons 
>valves,rebuilt carbs  fuel pump the whole works. For one reason or anther I 
>cannot get fuel from my gas tank to the fuel pump. I have cleaned the gas 
>tank, installed a new fillter. The The fuel lines are clear and don not 
>have any pin hole leaks. I have installed a new push rod on the fuel pump, 
>and it is actuated when the engine turns over.. The engine runs as long as 
>I pour fuel down the carbs, but when it runs out fuel it stops. Anyone have 
>any idea what is wrong?
> Joe Trojanek
> aztrojan at msn.com
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