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femailyetti

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I am now trying to trouble shoot the fuel system as it just quit pumping fuel. I have check the tank to make sure it has fuel in it and it does. It currently has a Mr Gaskit electric fuel pump. I have removed the pump and tried it on a bout gas tank i have and it pumps fine. I am going to drop the tank and install a drain in it as there is no way to drain the tank from the bottom at this time. Wish me luck.

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be very careful dropping the fuel tank, even old gas is very flammable. if possible get the gas out by removing the rubber fill hose and using something like a outboard motor primer bulb to siphon the gas out, when the tank is out check the sock filter on the end of the suction tube it may be plugged and if there is any doubt about the old gas dispose of it properly and refill with fresh

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If memory serves me correctly, those P32s of that era came with both an electric and a mechanical fuel pump. That being the case, the electric, pusher, fuel pump will work when the starter is engaged or when the oil pressure comes up. With only a mechanical fuel pump, vapor lock can occur in the long line from the tank to the engine.

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I am going to have a 1/2 inch NPT fitting put in the bottom of the tank. A flek line from that to a Holley red pump running a 100 micro filter pre filter. This will be mounted as close to the tank and as low as possible. My old shop teacher once said pumps don't suck, they push. Not sure if I am going to have to run new line at this point but it would not hurt while I a down there.. I have looked and 3/8th copper line is the same as the hard line already there. Gas or most fuels I know of wont harm copper line.
I believe I can push the fuel 25 feet to the carb much better then sucking the fuel around 15 feet,then pushing it another 10 feet or so to another fuel pump thats pushing it then around four feet to the carb

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I am using the old 1/8th inlet fuel pump and a hose to suck fuel out of the tank and use it in my cars and lawn mowers

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this is the finished connections where the fuel pump on the motor was located

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This is what the original as purchased lines to the fuel pump looked like. it had 1/ hard line with a 1/2 if rubber hose, into a 3/8 brass ninety nipple, to the 1/8 Pipe thread pump fitting, the to a 2/8 hose over the frame to another 3/8 ninety to a 1/2 id hose to the 1/2 hard line. I am frankly surprised it would work at all

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this is the other side of the frame where the pump was mounted with one loose quarter twenty bolt

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