the never ending project. 71 super build

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Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

im thinking the fuel filter is empty cause it's sucking back to the tank. there's no way the tank could suck the carb dry. that ether leaked or evaporated. don't know how, it's never happened before. the other option is that somehow the carb syphoned into the engine. don't know how that would be possible. but i have heard a glugging sound back there when i shut the car off. which would leave me to believe there's to much pressure and the needle is sticking open. but idk how it would drain the bowl down the carb throat if that were the case.

like i said im throwing shit at the wall at this point. im even considering getting out my old fuel pump (the one i couldn't find a while back) and putting it on there just to test. also considering changing the intake manifold gaskets. i used the original style metal ones. the heads are new and in theory are straight, the manifolds are over 50 years old with god knows how many heat cycles so... maybe paper gaskets?
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well, i just tried it. still won't idle :evil: got it on the charger again cause why not. works great everywhere from 900rpm up to about 5000rpm. just won't f'ing idle :evil:
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Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

ok, had the battery on the charger all day. volt gauge in the car is now showing 12 volts again. fluke meter still shows the battery at 12.6. it cranks like crazy now, and i can read the time on the head unit again! haven't seen that sense i put the battery in. still won't idle. tomorrow (weather pending) im going to try my old fuel pump. if anything just for S&G.
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