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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #30 on: May 20 2017, 05:57:49 AM »
Two guys opened a shop here in town...and all they do is rebuild starters and alternators. If it was my car, I'd have them upgrade the current alternator...o r build a killer one. I'll mention it to him today.
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #31 on: May 20 2017, 10:07:10 AM »
I would be sure to switch the fans off at the line so the ignition, fuel pump have power
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #32 on: May 20 2017, 08:21:16 PM »
We hooked up with Kevin. He came over to my trailer...look ed at my roll around tool cabinet...upri ght compressor and generator...an d I started handing him tools. The electric sender unit for the fuel pressure gauge was removed, cleaned and reinstalled. No change...the fuel pressure kept bouncing between 3 and 6. Because this car sat in storage, the consensus is the fuel filter could be partially clogged. He says some have a reusable element...and others are disposable. He took the car for a quick spin down an open runway...and when leaning into it...the fuel pressure started dropping off. If the fuel filter replacement doesn't work...then the pump may have gone south. He's also gonna try a mechanical fuel pressure gauge.

Kevin also adjusted the idle mixture screws. I saw him adjusting the one by ear. I walked over and handed him a vacuum gauge. Looks at me and says, 'You got one of those!?' I started laughing.

Timing was checked...and was to his liking. It has a solid cam...and a couple of rockers have a slight tick...needs adjustment. Plugs were pulled...and were black...and the gaps were a tad wide.

Dan's dropping by Kevins on Monday...and he's gonna go over the entire fuel system.
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #33 on: May 20 2017, 08:46:43 PM »
Electric or mechanical pump?

Electric will have problems if the fan is on, I would guess. Mechanical pumps often have problems with the pushrod wearing out and bring too short.
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #34 on: May 20 2017, 09:08:08 PM »
It's electric. It's the trunk mounted one in the vid. Not sure which brand. It was bouncing with the fan either on or off.
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #35 on: May 20 2017, 09:15:25 PM »
Most electric pumps need to be mounted with the inlet level with the bottom of the tank
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #36 on: May 20 2017, 09:20:53 PM »
I'll have to go back and check the vid.
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #37 on: May 21 2017, 07:48:03 AM »
Steve...here's the vid. Fuel setup is at the beginning...ju st pause the vid and have a look.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BwiPoRlpxo&list=UUx5FoeyV2MovRUIlqWOdBag&index=10
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #38 on: May 21 2017, 09:21:32 AM »
It looks good to me. Looks like a canister filter.

Is the cell vented?
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #39 on: May 21 2017, 09:47:28 AM »
It looks good to me. Looks like a canister filter.

Is the cell vented?

That's a good question. I'll get Dan to get Kevin to check for that.
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #40 on: May 21 2017, 02:43:04 PM »
Steve...the tank IS vented. Got a text from Dan confirming it.
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #41 on: May 21 2017, 06:30:26 PM »
sounds like a clogged filter which would be surprising given it is coming out of a fuel cell, weak pump, or plugged line, then.

Be sure that pump is getting 14v at the pump.....
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #42 on: May 21 2017, 06:35:01 PM »
Will do...thanks.
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #43 on: May 21 2017, 06:54:11 PM »
Also, be sure the fuel line is insulated from heat under hood so the headers don't cook the fuel in the line on the way to the carb
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Re: Steve-More RR Info...And A New Question
« Reply #44 on: May 22 2017, 02:50:25 PM »
Just got a pic on my cell. Here's what's wrong. There's foam in the fuel cell to keep the gas from sloshing around. It deteriorated.. .and is stuck in the fuel line. I sent a pic to Jason and asked him to post it...as I haven't got internet on my phone.
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