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  • uphills

    id like to thank the guys who answered some of my problem with the gears. now i have something else. say im down to about half a tank of gas and i go up a hill, if i dont have the right momentum i wont make it, i'll stall out or i go really slow up the hill. i thought that maybeit was the amount of gas but even when i fill up the tank it gives me that problem. what might it be and is there any thing i can do for it. thanks guys

  • #2
    Have you checked/changed your fuel filter yet? Don't forget to look under the car, at the entire fuel line from the tank to the carb., for another filter someone may have added in addition to the one you can see under the hood. Also, pop the top of the carb and look at the float, needle and seat, and for dirt/trash in the bowl. It could also be the float is set too low, but It's more likely a worn needle sticking in it's seat.

    Sonny
    http://RacingStudebakers.com
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    • #3
      thanks for the suggestion i'll check for another filter. i just rebuilt the carburator maybe 2 months ago and set the set up rod and bowl the shop manuels spec. so i'll look around for another filter. thanks

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      • #4
        You might wanna reset that float too Ray. The other thing I was thinking about after I answered the last time was that you need to replace EVERY rubber line in the fuel line from the tank to the carb, if you haven't already. The "new" fuel we have to put up with eats up old rubber hose. Use the newest neoprene hose that you can find. The old hose turns into something like a gloppy, Jello consistency, and will clog filters, (if you're lucky it'll just clog the filter). Just another thing to check/fix. Hope it helps....

        Sonny
        http://RacingStudebakers.com
        Sonny
        http://RacingStudebakers.com

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        • #5
          most of my fuel line is copper not rubber and i rebuilt the carb and replaced the rubber bowl ring and float. the only rubber lines are the fuel filter conections.

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          • #6
            Oh Bad news Cosmo, copper is a no-no for fuel lines.(Brake lines too!)
            THe copper will "work harden" and crack, spilling gasoline all over the engine compartment or ground.
            Fuel lines should be steel, connected where necessary by short rubber(neoprene?) lines.

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            • #7
              hey where can i get some steel tubing then to replace all this copper

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              • #8
                Any local auto parts store should have it in rolls.

                Sonny
                http://RacingStudebakers.com
                Sonny
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