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Electric didn't do much, it now dies randomly, and still takes forever to start (40 seconds to a minute of cranking before it starts, no matter how much or little you pump)

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This sounds electrical... are you checking for fuel at the carb when it wont start?

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This sounds electrical... are you checking for fuel at the carb when it wont start?
yes. No fuel.

It starts like a Gleaner(AC era) when its below 60F out
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yes. No fuel.

It starts like a Gleaner(AC era) when its below 60F out
Then add a either button....

Think you have a cracked line in the tank or air getting in the line some how or do you think its vapor locking?

Does the pump seem to be pulling down or just rattling?
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yes. No fuel.

It starts like a Gleaner(AC era) when its below 60F out
Then add a either button....

Think you have a cracked line in the tank or air getting in the line some how or do you think its vapor locking?

Does the pump seem to be pulling down or just rattling?
Rather burn out a starter than blow an engine (from experience...) It does have a preheater.

Pretty sure it is still vapor locking(i think a coolant line goes past the mech pump, so it boils the ethanol), the electric pump is right after the tank, and it pulls down
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Is there any way you could run the fuel from say a jerry can to the fuel pump, eliminate any problems from the tank to pump. Then run a separate fuel line direct to the carb and by pass everything else, would need a separate fuel pump to do this. If it's still acting up, could you find a replacement carb and try that?

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Is there any way you could run the fuel from say a jerry can to the fuel pump, eliminate any problems from the tank to pump. Then run a separate fuel line direct to the carb and by pass everything else, would need a separate fuel pump to do this. If it's still acting up, could you find a replacement carb and try that?
We did put on a replacement carb, I'll try this a little later...
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Run the rubber hose and bypass the mechanical pump and put a clear filter in the line. Should be able to see if your getting fuel up there.
Also if the pump is pumping then it should push fuel past when it vapor locks. Did you recheck the float to make sure it isn't to low?
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Run the rubber hose and bypass the mechanical pump and put a clear filter in the line. Should be able to see if your getting fuel up there.
Also if the pump is pumping then it should push fuel past when it vapor locks. Did you recheck the float to make sure it isn't to low?
I'll have to try that when I'm back west, right now I'm in Cass, pickup is in Mckenzie.(mileage is terrible, so its staying west unless I haul it east)
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I was playn with a few old cars tday and had a sticky needle on my chieftain. Reminded me of this thread...
Did you ever cure the issue?

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