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I don´t know if the Edelbrock 1405 is also more prone to this problem than the original carburator, but also don´t forget that we have 27% of ethanol in the fuel here in Brazil and the bowls are just completely dry each time. I normally drive the bird at least once a week. But I don´t want to overload the starter and battery and don´t like the extended starting times, so that's the reason I will put on the electrical pump.
I haven't noticed any problems with Edelbrock carburetors that I've had running dry. 27% ethanol is a lot. I have seen check valves that you can put in the fuel line to keep it from running back into the tank but as Dave mentioned you have one in the fuel pump. Depending on where you are putting the electric pump you may have the same issue if it's related to the amount of Ethanol in the fuel. If the fuel is evaporating even an electric pump may not totally solve your problem.

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Hi John. I had put a check valve in the supply line close to the tank, but it didn´t help a bit. Still empty bowls. I will put the electrical pump with its own switch,
just to be able to fill the bowls before the start.
I want to put the pump as close as possible to the fuel tank.
Its a vane type pump, so will not have a lot of suction and should be close to the tank. The pump should supply around 6 psi, which should be ok for the float valves.
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Mine evaporates in 2 weeks requiring some cranking. If I run it the next day, it starts right up with a bump of the starter. Fords in my experience always start easily.

Once this pesky hurricane goes away, I can get back to suspension arms.
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Mine evaporates in 2 weeks requiring some cranking. If I run it the next day, it starts right up with a bump of the starter. Fords in my experience always start easily.

Once this pesky hurricane goes away, I can get back to suspension arms.
Which carburetor are you running? Maybe the high amount of ethanol over here (27%) is part of the problem.
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I'm running the original Autolite 4100 carb. Venting could very well be different. In the US, the vapor pressure of gasoline is limited to either 7.8 or 9 psi depending on location and month. They allow an additional 1 psi for 10 percent ethanol. E85 ethanol can go up to 15 psi total so I'm not surprised 27% alcohol has a substantial vapor pressure and hence rapid evaporation.
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Where is Anders in all of this rear 1958 axle talk??

I remember he really tore down & diagnosed his '58 Bird a few years ago. He even custom made 2-3 sets of bushings!! Until he got the right "softness" to work with the back of his '58 Bird...

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Where is Anders in all of this rear 1958 axle talk??

I remember he really tore down & diagnosed his '58 Bird a few years ago. He even custom made 2-3 sets of bushings!! Until he got the right "softness" to work with the back of his '58 Bird...

-Jon in TX.
I had send him a private message a while ago, but it seems that he has not been on here for some time.
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Unfortunately, Anders has not been active on this Forum since shortly after the new year, and has not posted for over a year... Here are four of his threads that you might want to take a look at that cover this subject...

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58 rear suspension ~

http://www.squarebirds.org/vbulletin...ead.php?t=9255

Upper Suspension ( control ) Arm Bushings, Rear ~

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Project Ruth. ~

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Thanks for that Ray.
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Got it out this afternoon. PB blaster and wire brush and rocking it back and forth with the impact wrench did the trick
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