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Old 04-16-2011, 11:20 PM   #11
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Re: Restarting engine after a year of storage


It looks like the problem was a lot simpler than I had thought. We finally got around to trying again, this time we drizzled gas into the carb to really get it running. After about 30 secs on the drizzle gas, we stopped and it got gas from the tank and ran fine.

My friend Jim figured it must have been that we just lost gas in the line from evaporation and the line was dry and needed a little more coaxing from the fuel pump (mechanical) with the engine running for a bit more than what we had tried before (We probably kept quitting just a little too soon as the battery would run down).

Ran it for about 10 minutes and she purred like a kitten. Going to move it around a bit tomorrow after I get the recently painted seat base reinstalled.

Finally feel like I'm going to get some traction on the remodel, now that she's running and the rain here in the Northwest HOPEFULLY will be easing up for spring.

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Old 04-17-2011, 09:22 AM   #12
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Re: Restarting engine after a year of storage

Congrats .. and good recovery .. looking forward to reading about your remod. ..
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:43 AM   #13
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Re: Restarting engine after a year of storage

yup probably drained back. could be signs of the fuel pump failing to. "could"
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