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  • Fuel problem

    My '50 Champion has all of a sudden developed what I believe to be a fuel problem. It may run twenty miles, or a few hundred feet, and then stop as though it has run out of fuel. After it stops running it is hard to restart. I added a in-line fuel filter about 600 miles ago and don't think that's the problem.

    Fuel pump, pick-up filter in the tank, vapor lock???

    Any help would be appreciated, I'm afraid to leave my garage at this point.

    Regards,
    Dick

  • #2
    These are famous for vapor lock if your missing the fuel pump cover (sheetmetal)it protects the fuel pump from the exhaust manifold/block .they are often missing after fuel pump replacements thru the years

    My Studes:
    1.1947 Commander 14A-C3
    2.1948 Champion 2 door sedan (parts car)
    3.1948 Champion 2 door sedan
    4.1950 Champion 2 door sedan
    5.1959 Lark 2 door post
    6.1964 Stude challenger 2 door

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    • #3
      I had a Kaiser with similar simptoms...Pick up tube in the tank plugs, car sits and plug works loose, then a repeat of the same.

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      • #4
        Curts advice makes better sense than mine since the problem just started.

        My Studes:
        1.1947 Commander 14A-C3
        2.1948 Champion 2 door sedan (parts car)
        3.1948 Champion 2 door sedan
        4.1950 Champion 2 door sedan
        5.1959 Lark 2 door post
        6.1964 Stude challenger 2 door

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by 50starlite

          My '50 Champion has all of a sudden developed what I believe to be a fuel problem. It may run twenty miles, or a few hundred feet, and then stop as though it has run out of fuel. After it stops running it is hard to restart. I added a in-line fuel filter about 600 miles ago and don't think that's the problem.

          Fuel pump, pick-up filter in the tank, vapor lock???

          Any help would be appreciated, I'm afraid to leave my garage at this point.

          Regards,
          Dick
          http://RacingStudebakers.com
          Sonny
          http://RacingStudebakers.com

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          • #6
            I had a tank that went bad with rust floating everywhere shortly after I bought a Lark that had been stored for years but was in good condition. The tank went to pot and I bought a new one--nos from one of the Stude. suppliers. It was double the cost of using a coating repair system from a car parts store but it's done right. I filled three plastic see through filters with rust, ruined the fuel pump, and stalled repeatedly. New tank was the fix. Brad

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