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Old 12-09-2016, 11:18 PM
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I was driving Birdy the other day and all of a sudden it started popping when I gave it gas, like it was starving for gas. Worde under load like going up a hill. I'm assuming that the fuel filter is plugged. I looked and although I'm running a clear one up top between the fuel pump and carb there is a canister one between the tank and the pump right before the pump. Swap that one out? I thought there was some sort of bowl thing on the base of my fuel pump but upon examination its not there so must be a 58 and 59 thing only.
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Later model FE fuel pumps have a canister filter at the bottom. Your original pump did not have a filter. The original 1960 carburetor had a screw in filter on the front. If you have a canister filter on your pump replace it regularly.

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Old 12-11-2016, 06:30 PM
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Later model FE fuel pumps have a canister filter at the bottom. Your original pump did not have a filter. The original 1960 carburetor had a screw in filter on the front. If you have a canister filter on your pump replace it regularly.

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Thanks John

I replaced it, sounded like it had some crap shaking around in it.
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Sounds familiar.

Hopefully you found it by replacing that filter.

Mine was crud in the gas tank stopping up the outlet pipe.

How old is your tank?

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Sounds familiar.

Hopefully you found it by replacing that filter.

Mine was crud in the gas tank stopping up the outlet pipe.

How old is your tank?

Eric
I would venture to say 56 years old? I run the canister before and another clear one after the fuel pump, the clear one is still clear so. Another thing I found because I've always thought the car was under powered was that heat valve on the passenger side exhaust manifold was stuck shut. I started a thread about the paint cooking on my intake manifold. So I got the valve open and wired it open until it's warm enough here to take it off and gut it, but already it's like a new motor!!!
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Do yourself a favor and buy a new tank or you'll constantly be replacing that canister filter because it's clogged. You wouldn't want to drink out of a can that's been sitting outside for 56 years so why would you want your car to.

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Do yourself a favor and buy a new tank or you'll constantly be replacing that canister filter because it's clogged. You wouldn't want to drink out of a can that's been sitting outside for 56 years so why would you want your car to.

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I've had some 75 year old scotch that was pretty good!
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Scott now your talking Single malt for sure...
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Scott now your talking Single malt for sure...
Definitely, how's Calgary, probably as cold as here. We set a record for temperature.
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