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george67
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Sep 16, 2015, 12:29 PM

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hi ., could someone tell me why im looseing prime in my gas line . it empties the fuel filter out soon after you shut it down , lines ok ,not leaking . bought a new fuel pump , but ive had bad ones before new ., could this be my prob ? thx


george67
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Sep 16, 2015, 1:06 PM

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also could this be the reason it backfires through carb ,and has no power ? at first when I take off ,its got balls then seemd to loose power its a 57 chev , 355 600 holly its not electric fuel pump, its a mechanical 7lbs psi , I belive or a little more


kev2
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Sep 16, 2015, 1:07 PM

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George- help us help you...
year, make, model, ENG, trans etc.
SWAG- leaking injector, fuel regulator, check valve. BUT knowing what vehicle will get a better suggestion.


george67
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Sep 16, 2015, 1:13 PM

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57 chev belair , 355 ,was 350 .902 heads has cam 470 lift . edelbrock high rise 600 holly ., its like im running out of gas cause im loseing power


kev2
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Sep 16, 2015, 1:13 PM

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ok you added the info while I typed...
So an old carb setup...... float bowl leaking- needle and seat bad, stuck float, be sure fuel tank is vented, and oh yeah new does not mean good- shops use OEM parts for a reason comebacks are not a way to win repeat customers....
when holleys backfire the power valve often tears-


to be overly cautious - check engine oil for excess fuel-- to be safe.


(This post was edited by kev2 on Sep 16, 2015, 1:16 PM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 16, 2015, 1:14 PM

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He said Kev2 = 1957 Chevy. OP - does this have a glass bowl fuel filter? I mean it! I ask because how would you know it's empty and that's what would be OE on many right then.


If it's been moved from it's original location and glass is on bottom with a bail holding it there it's boiling fuel out not drawing back. Idea is perfect on those as they show water and dirt at bottom without taking them off to clean them not replace.


Depending on what you should want to know it just hot and it could evaporate fuel but in some time not right away.
Rather than write a book on what to do tell us what set up it is,


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george67
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Sep 16, 2015, 1:17 PM

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I put a see through fuel filter on it .


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 16, 2015, 1:18 PM

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Same thing - added info. If warm only that was common for vapor lock unheard of now. You may need to move fuel lines so they get cool air out of harm's way as well.


Vapor Lock: To me was fully warmed up engine then sit at a stop sign or light idling and taking off was like out of fuel till it cooled down vapor to a liquid in lines. Some when you shut them off didn't restart right away. OE Chevs - some did that up to a 1974 I knew of owned by family!


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george67
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Sep 16, 2015, 1:18 PM

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no gas in oil , checked I keep going back to that fuel pump


george67
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Sep 16, 2015, 1:21 PM

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strange you should say that as a friend of mine said the same thing , move the fuel line


Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 16, 2015, 1:28 PM

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Yes - move the line with metal line custom bent out of heat of the fan and radiator. Glass fuel filter or see thru same deal you may see it boil. Doesn't take all that much heat.


Said OE's did that all the time in hot weather from a hot engine prior or when driving but got over it when moving along.


Tricks: Move line. One way check valve filters to carb or added? Shouldn't need to.


OK: Happened on '74 and maybe an '83 Chev Suburban 350 specifically, OE fuel line ran from pump up timing cover to carb. Fan blew hot radiator air right at it! Moved it and problem over,


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