Sunday, May 29, 2005

Fuel Pump and Ignition Coil Install

When I changed the oil the other day, I got a surprise. Lots of gas in the oil. Evidently the truck needed a new fuel filter. While I was at the parts store, I picked up a new ignition coil, too. Both are now installed. I also added an inline filter and new rubber gaslines before the fuel pump. I decided to leave the steel line to the carb alone for now. I might replace it when I swap out the carb next month.

I also rigged up a manual choke assembly, but I need to order the correct replacement, this one does not fit exactly.

Even though the carb is still leaking a little, I tried to fire up the engine this afternoon. I was hoping to run it for just a couple of minutes. But it would not start up. I think the timing is really off. But the new fuel pump must be working because the small leak at the carb was a gusher in no time. The plan to fire the engine died quickly, before I really got FIRE in the engine.

2 comments:

chip said...

Now that would have been some excitement. I can just imagine the Talker now...

This blog is great btw. You may remember I know virtually nothing about cars, though I did replace the alternator on an old car we had once (which died anyway). But the way the whole thing works is fascinating to me.

So I like reading about the actual reconstruction of a whole vehicle bit by bit, something I'd never be able to do (though my brother did something like that once with an old Buick). Kind of like a vicarious experience of rebuilding an engine but without having to know anything...

Mike said...

You and I share the experience, brother. I don't know nothing about birthin' no trucks.

But I have a whole stack of books and manuals with nice pictures. So that means I can do it, right?