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1953-1960 Classic Car Engines Troubleshooting Guide: Engine Won't Start Due to Insufficient Fuel Supply

Things to Look For:

  1. Carburetor inlet needle stuck in its seat, due to gum in fuel.
  2. Float level too low.
  3. Clogged inlet screen at carburetor.
  4. Faulty fuel pump or one of insufficient capacity.
  5. Fuel pump strainer clogged.
  6. Faulty fuel pump bowl gasket.
  7. Flexible line (if used) twisted, deteriorated or restricted.
  8. Fuel line to tank clogged, kinked, restricted or leaking.
  9. Vent in fuel tank filler cap clogged or restricted.
  10. Worn fuel pump camshaft lobe.

The Complete Guide to Troubleshooting 1953-1960 Era American Classic Car Engines

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