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Author Topic:   No Fuel Need Help
posted January 22, 2004 07:24 PM
I am running a mod for the first time this year and when i take it out on the track about 3/4 of a lap it runs out of fuel and i have had my carb. worked on and have replaced the fuel pump.(note is a mech. pump) and even have bought a by pass plate and can not make it run. I had a barrowed pump from a guy that only put out 9psi and it ran but it will not on a 15psi pump. What does everyone think?

jhon hollomon
posted January 22, 2004 07:28 PM
Are you running a fuel regulator?? Have you tried shutting off the return line to see if that helps get the fuel to the carb??

Just a little crazy!!!!!!

posted January 22, 2004 07:31 PM
I have plugged the return off and it jumps right to 15psi and floats the needles and floods unless you got your foot in it I am running a bg throttle bypass plate on it

posted January 22, 2004 08:10 PM
check your fuel filter. alky will "gel" in it, especially if you are using the "cheap" alky.

posted January 22, 2004 11:08 PM
sounds to me like the filter/spring are in wrong.........a filter has a hole in one end, and a metal cap on the other end....the spring NEEDS to push against the metal cap end of the filter...........

If the spring is on the end with the hole in the filter it will fit in the cap of the housing and block fuel flow........ after car sits fuel will leak past and car will start again, may ever idle for ever....

take filter housing apart, make sure this is correct, let us know what you find wrong.Don't feel silly about anything, that is why people know about these things...we've all been there at some point.

xx RACER 96
posted January 23, 2004 04:05 AM
Had a car that would run all day and pull strong going straight, after the first corner it would die about 150 yards off of the corner. The pickup in the cell had a LONG hose on it, when the car would go through the corner the pickup would move just enough for the fuel pump suction to pull it into the side of the cell shutting off flow. Slow down or hit the brakes and it would go back to normal. It took us forever to figure out.
Good Luck.

posted January 23, 2004 06:38 PM
I will check all the things you guys have suggested this weekend and thanks for all the advice because this is a totally different world compared to the street stock i have been running

posted January 24, 2004 08:45 AM
check the fitting in the cell.

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