<VV> Fuel/Driveability

J. R. Read hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jan 25 00:10:32 EST 2015


You might want to consider leaving the electric pump in place (I assume it's 
up front by the tank) and wire it through a switch.  That way you could turn 
it on momentarily to fill the carb bowls after the car has been sitting for 
a while.  Then turn it off and drive on the mechanical pump.

Just a thought.

Later, JR

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill H. via VirtualVairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 7:58 PM
Subject: <VV> Fuel/Driveability

> B"H
> Update: Well, tonight I decided to start with Bob Helt's advice regarding 
> fuel pressure testing. I'm sure the pressure provided by the stock pump is 
> well under 7 psi, but the electric pump I have on the car was pushing over 
> 10 psi (gauge goes up to 10 psi, it was pegged) !
> That being said, my next step will be to disconnect the electric pump and 
> put a good ol' stock fuel pump back on the car (I have two, one that 
> leaked around the top cover, another that's brand new). I really like the 
> electric pump and haven't had a vapor lock problem since I installed it. 
> Also, I haven't had any leaks or failures in the engine compartment with 
> the electric pump.
> Based on my examination of the carbs, I don't think they are suspect; I'm 
> sure the stock pump will help the gas dripping in the carb throat problem.
> I also got a new can of carb cleaner that has a plastic straw. You don't 
> know how important the little piece of plastic is until you need it! I'll 
> do a cleaning out of the carbs as well. By the way, the PCV orifice was 
> clogged as well. I cleaned that out and put it back on the engine.
> Thanks for all your help, guys. Will keep in touch, G-d willing.
> Best regards...Bill Hershkowitz 66 Monza Sport Sedan 110-PG-AC

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