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Old 08-25-2011, 12:13 AM
Gen1dak Gen1dak is offline
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The electric pump you mention should be fine, especially if you have the fuel return line hooked up. Something else you should look at before giving up. I have an '84 that was running fine one day and quit abruptly. One day. No gas. Changed the fuel pump. Still no gas. Started fine on gas dumped in the carb. Plenty gas in the tank. Turns out, there's a rubber fuel line that runs out the top of the tank to the metal fuel line. It was dried and had a crack that'd finally cut through. I couldn't see it, had to feel for it. It was sucking air and couldn't get a prime. Yours is certainly old enough now. Could have the same issue, or it could be a bad pump. Try feeding it from a gas can. If it works, I'd definitely look for that leak.
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