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68 ford ranchero: the points cap carb plugs wires..gas tank..stalls

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i have a 68 ford ranchero that has been sitting for 10 years i have replaced the points cap carb plugs wires and fuel pump and drained the gas tank i can get it to start she will run for a minite or 2 then stalls can you tell me what i am doing wrong can it be a vacuum leak if so were would i look sandra kleider
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 Unhook a fuel line near the carb and let it pump into a jar to check fuel pump volume. It sounds like it's not keeping up.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tech501's Post: you're right the fuel is not coming out normal. when the pedal is depressed it still was not alot of gas. what can i do to correct the problem.
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 We're not talking about the pedal. Disconnect a fuel line and put it in a container and crank the engine to see how much fuel it is pumping and what the quality of the fuel looks like.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tech501's Post: i know that, i did do what you said and i got nothing no gas came out of the line . so how do i fix this. what do i look for since everything has been changed in the engine.
Expert:  Tech501 replied 11 years ago.
 First remove the input hose to the fuel pump and crank the engine to see if you have suction. If not, bad pump. If you do, you'll have to check all the lines back to the tank and for a plugged screen in the tank itself. If there are any holes in the line going back the pump will suck air instead of fuel. You'll also have to remove the gas cap and blow back through the line.

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