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posted October 07, 2003 09:29 PM           
on my engine problem im sure im at 12 to 14 to 1 compression will i need a high torque starter? the big prob is that theres no fuel getting to my edelbrock 4 barrel. i crank and crank crank but no fuel gets to my carb any ideas???????


chickasaw kid
posted October 07, 2003 09:46 PM
pour a little gas in the carb to get it fired. it may take a few times.

posted October 07, 2003 11:29 PM
If the carb is empty, the fuel pump will not be able to fill the line under starter cranking rpm.
chickasaw kid is correct try pouring a little gas in the carb, and keep squirting it until it will idle on it's own.

posted October 08, 2003 04:41 PM
I had this happen once, I had a big block fuel pump, looks the same as a small block one, just won't pump. Something about the angle of the arm. Just a thought...lookack

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posted October 08, 2003 05:22 PM
are your fuel lines at the pump on right and not backwards.

posted October 08, 2003 09:03 PM
start with the basics.
remove the feed line that supplys the pump (at the pump) and presurise your fuel cell by blowing compressed air in the breather hose. once you get fuel coming out the hose pu it back on the pump.
fill the fuel bowls up with some gas (remove float level screws and pour fuel down the breather tubes until fuel reaches level and then replug.
then do like the others said - pour some fuel down the carb throats and try to fire the engine (don't forget to turn the ignition switch on).

posted October 08, 2003 09:06 PM
if there is an air leak between the pump and the tank the pump wont pick up either or the draw tube in the tank isnt submerged all the way

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