Gas dribbling blues

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Randy Bograd

Guest
On one of my state unsanctioned test drives around my block (I'm still
unregistered), my amphi stalled. It has an electric fuel pump and I heard
the rapid ticking indicating that it was out of gas. Nope, gas was good.
By the way, I keep it set to the 'reserve' position'. Now, in my setup,
it's shut-off valve, in-line gas filter, then fuel pump. I disconnected
the fuel line at the filter. What kind of flow should I expect? Mine was
more of a trickle rather than a stream. I took off the shut-off valve,
hooked it up to a faucet and watched the water shoot through. Put it back
on the car....still a trickle. I even had the gas cap off to make sure it
was vented. What rate of flow should I expect with gravity feed?

thanks,
Randy
'67 in Gaithersburg, MD
 
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Al Heath

Guest
Could it be "rust dust"? What happens if you blow a volume air back up the
line into tank ... does the gas start to run better then? Might be time
for a good wash with swimming pool acid and some pennies....

Al
 
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Marty & Caryl

Guest
Sounds just like a problem I had with my Triumph. It was scary to
drive because I didn't know if I would get stuck somewhere or not.
What I found was a rusty gas tank so I removed it, cleaned it with
cleaner and rolled a chain around inside then took it to a place
where it was coated inside. My fuel line was gunked up so I did a
replacement. My fuel filter was replaced. I rebuilt my fuel pump
and carburetors. There was nothing left to do at which point it ran
fine.
Marty in WI
BUOYANT


--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, Randy Bograd <rdboggie@j...>
wrote:
> On one of my state unsanctioned test drives around my block (I'm
still
> unregistered), my amphi stalled. It has an electric fuel pump and I
heard
> the rapid ticking indicating that it was out of gas. Nope, gas was
good.
> By the way, I keep it set to the 'reserve' position'. Now, in my
setup,
> it's shut-off valve, in-line gas filter, then fuel pump. I
disconnected
> the fuel line at the filter. What kind of flow should I expect?
Mine was
> more of a trickle rather than a stream. I took off the shut-off
valve,
> hooked it up to a faucet and watched the water shoot through. Put
it back
> on the car....still a trickle. I even had the gas cap off to make
sure it
> was vented. What rate of flow should I expect with gravity feed?
>
> thanks,
> Randy
> '67 in Gaithersburg, MD
 
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