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No Fuel to Holley Carb?

MART60

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The 74 455 T/A I shipped up from TN a few weeks ago is not getting gas to the Carb.

I put a new rubber hose from the metal line into the pump and a new fuel pump.

It has set in a garage since 1992.

I'll check other hoses and, I guess, drop the tank.

Has anyone else had this problem with one that has been sitiing for years?

Thanks,
Mart
 
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At least you can rule out the pump; reassure yourself that the pump lever is located correctly.

The easiest way to check is to remove the line from the tank, put your finger over the inlet while someone cranks the engine, and feel for suction.

If you can feel suction, use a vacuum pump (like a Mityvac or a brake bleeder ) to draw up the fuel from the tank.

It’s probably air-locked; once you’ve primed it, everything will flow ok.

Reattach the line to the pump, disconnect the line from the carb, attach the vacuum pump, and do the same.

Sometimes, you can draw fuel up from the tank and through the pump from the carb line; try it first.

I hope that helps.