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Author Topic:   Restarting after running out of gas.
posted August 15, 2003 10:44 AM
Went to load car last night, and found out I ran out of gas, must of been right when I shut it off.

I'm at work leaving from work to go racing, and tried to start car at break, it didn't start.

1. running the big gas line -6 or -8 not sure, how long does it take for the fuel pump to fill up the line?
2. Or do I need to be filling the carb thru the vent tube to restart it?
3. pull off gas line and fill it with a squirt bottle?

need to work on it this afternon break any idea's I can check in the parking lot.

gerald berry jr
posted August 15, 2003 10:48 AM
just cranking over will probably not be enough to draw fuel i would fill the carb and try that first might make sure the fuel is turned on if you have a shut off seen that more than once

posted August 15, 2003 11:01 AM
It seems like when I first did the car I did fill the fuel line before I hooked it up.

I'm leaning towards filling the carb, and the gas line.

[This message has been edited by Flanndad (edited August 15, 2003).]

posted August 15, 2003 01:08 PM
It might start pumping fuel but i would prob go ahead and fill the carb at least anyway. Its not that big of deal and may let the engine run long enough for the pump to prime again.

posted August 15, 2003 01:55 PM
thats what i do just fill the old soda bottle with gas and give her a little bit at a time in the carb till it runs on it's own

posted August 15, 2003 02:44 PM
Got to the track, put some gas thru each vent tube. Also a little bit down the top of the carb.
The car started right up, a little more gas down the top of the carb and it ran fine on it's own.

Thanks for the help.

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