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Old 09-05-2015, 05:47 PM
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Default Mission Accomplished.

Ok, folks. I soaked the fuel pump fitting in brake cleaner fluid for 10 minutes. Using Q-Tips, Pipe Cleaners and 2000 grit sand paper, I was able to clean out a lot of the stuff that did not allow a good seat from the flare on the steel fuel line.

I also used Teflon tape on both sets of male threads, tightened down 1/2 turn from tight fit. I didn't see torque settings so I wanted to be careful.

WARNING: Make sure that you then check your fuel line connections at your fuel filter ends and carb. All the jiggling around of the steel fuel line loosened those connections so when I first turned her over, no leak at the fuel pump, but it sure was flowing out of my fuel filter connection!

I replaced the cheap crimp clamp that was on there with an appropriate hose clamp. I also checked/tightened the hose clamps on the fuel line. On a '61, there's the steel line, to a rubber hose, to fuel filter, back to rubber hose and into the carb. Check them all!

Let me know if anyone wants pictures other than those that I have already posted, but this is pretty basic stuff.

Next projects:
  • Front Seat Belts
  • Speedometer
  • PCV Tests
  • Transmission Leak at the Linkage from the steering column to the tranny (or so I'm told)!
Geoff In Carlsbad
1961 Thunderbird Convertible aka: Betty

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