Undead Sleds / Rat Rods Rule - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Sleepers, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007!

Go Back   Undead Sleds / Rat Rods Rule - Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Sleepers, Beaters & Bikes... since 2007! > Fuel systems Q&A

Fuel systems Q&A Carbs, injection, tanks, lines, pumps, everything fuel system related!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-12-2017, 01:02 PM
Skip's Avatar
Skip Skip is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,793
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sneakysnake View Post
Hack saw blade comes in handy too for pushing it back out of the way.
I tried that trick, but I couldn't get it under the rod. The guy in the video made it look easy. Finally was able to get the right grip on it to move it up with a pair of 90-degree bent needle nose pliers. After that, tightening the new bolt tool did the trick. Next time, I'll know to put the bolt tool in BEFORE removing the pump. There is another Chevy engine project in the works. Gotta' do something with that dual-quad tunnel ram. Right?
__________________
39 Ford PU Build. http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36459

The thing about a '39 Ford pick-up is that that ugly grille kinda' grows on ya' after a while.

Not taking anything too seriously.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-12-2017, 01:35 PM
smallfoot's Avatar
smallfoot smallfoot is offline
He's rockin' the "Nuttin Special"!
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Flawda Flats
Posts: 5,609
Default

So ya got the fuel pump in...did ya crank the chevy???
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-12-2017, 04:55 PM
Skip's Avatar
Skip Skip is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,793
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smallfoot View Post
So ya got the fuel pump in...did ya crank the chevy???
Cranked it till the battery started getting weak. Still not pulling fuel.

There should be plenty of gas in the tank. Assuming there is nothing wrong with the pickup tube, I am kind of stumped.

Back at it tomorrow. Have to go do other stuff this afternoon/evening.

I really don't want to drop the tank, but it may come to that. It looks really clean inside, but I can't see the pickup tube from the filler neck. I have another tank that I know is good, it is just smaller, and doesn't fit under the truck. May use it if all else fails. It would have to be in the bed, which I was trying to avoid. But at least it will gravity feed.

I back blew the line, but I couldn't tell if bubbles happened at the other end or the truck.

Grrrrr
__________________
39 Ford PU Build. http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36459

The thing about a '39 Ford pick-up is that that ugly grille kinda' grows on ya' after a while.

Not taking anything too seriously.

Last edited by Skip; 07-12-2017 at 05:00 PM. Reason: More details...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-12-2017, 05:23 PM
sneakysnake's Avatar
sneakysnake sneakysnake is offline
"There’s nothing new in originality"
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,626
Default

If you have a hole in the line it will suck air and not pull the fuel out of the tank.Pull a suction on it see if you can fuel to the pump manually.
__________________
'46 Build Link

'53 Build Link

"Its a catastrophic success"
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-12-2017, 08:41 PM
Old Iron's Avatar
Old Iron Old Iron is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Willard Mo.
Posts: 11,411
Default

If you do what sneaky suggested and no leak, unhook the fuel line to the pump, pressurize the fuel tank with air to get the fuel to the pump then hook the hose back up to the pump.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-13-2017, 04:48 PM
Skip's Avatar
Skip Skip is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,793
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Iron View Post
If you do what sneaky suggested and no leak, unhook the fuel line to the pump, pressurize the fuel tank with air to get the fuel to the pump then hook the hose back up to the pump.
Got to this test, and the tank oil-canned when I pressurized it. So, I pulled the line off at the tank, and it still did it. Now I know where to look for the blockage.

The tank is out of an '70s MGB. Nice flat top, and it fit perfectly where I wanted it under the back of the truck where the spare tire used to live. Even has a drain bung. Hope I can sort out the issue. Maybe that is why I got it so cheap.

Dropping the tank after a late lunch.


Just spent some time on an MGB site. Common issue it seems. Clogged or lost pick-up tube filter screen. Very little access to fix it.

I have other tanks if this is an expensive fix.
__________________
39 Ford PU Build. http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36459

The thing about a '39 Ford pick-up is that that ugly grille kinda' grows on ya' after a while.

Not taking anything too seriously.

Last edited by Skip; 07-13-2017 at 05:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-13-2017, 09:06 PM
Skip's Avatar
Skip Skip is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,793
Default

Well, the worst case came to pass. The MGB tank is not an easy fix.

Going back to the fuel cell that I started out with. The rest of my AN fittings are supposed to show up tomorrow at the parts house. They will cost me more than the cell did.

I'll make a sexy little box to hide it out of bed wood scraps.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20170713_181515143[1].jpg (81.2 KB, 18 views)
__________________
39 Ford PU Build. http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36459

The thing about a '39 Ford pick-up is that that ugly grille kinda' grows on ya' after a while.

Not taking anything too seriously.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-14-2017, 07:43 AM
Old Iron's Avatar
Old Iron Old Iron is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Willard Mo.
Posts: 11,411
Default

The sump goes on the back but, as a daily driver it really doesn't matter tho.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-14-2017, 08:14 AM
Skip's Avatar
Skip Skip is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,793
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Iron View Post
The sump goes on the back but, as a daily driver it really doesn't matter tho.
Yup. But as you say, with this one it doesn't matter. No hard launches expected from this little beast. Crusin' with my elbow sticking out the window is more like it.

My original plan was to put the cell in the front if the bed with a box around it. I am going back to that idea. I have this thing about trucks. They should be able to haul something even if it isn't much. Having the cell in the back would be in the way, and it messes with my sense of esthetics.

There are ways to make the MGB tank functional again, but I'll save that for another day.
__________________
39 Ford PU Build. http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36459

The thing about a '39 Ford pick-up is that that ugly grille kinda' grows on ya' after a while.

Not taking anything too seriously.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-14-2017, 02:33 PM
Bamamav's Avatar
Bamamav Bamamav is offline
Rusty Rat Rodder
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Berry, Alabama
Posts: 4,725
Default

Put the cell on one side at the front of the bed, the battery on the other side, with a firewall between them. Then build a wooden box and disguise it as a toolbox to cover both. Seen it done that way many times, I always like the neat look of it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Rat Rods Rule Inc.