Stumped on why I am not getting gas (1 Viewer)

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Ok...someone tell me what I am missing please!

Had the tank out and was able to fun my 71 40 just by droping the fuel like that attached to the tank into a gas can. Now that I have the tank back in and hooked up I am not getting enough gas to keep the truck running. Any ideas?

Thanks!
 
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My bet is that your lines are connected incorrectly. Sure you have the suction line connected to the fuel pump?
 

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My bet is that your lines are connected incorrectly. Sure you have the suction line connected to the fuel pump?
If it is a stock '71, there is only one fuel feed line. The return fuel system showed up around 1974. :cheers:
 

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If they sealed the tank for you, they may have sealed over the pickup tube or at least partially.

See if you can blow into the tank to see if there is a restriction. Use your mouth, not an air compressor, and make sure your fuel cap is off.
 

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If the tank were rusty, either the line is plugged, it happened to me on the road out of Rubicon after fueling from my jerry can at the Springs on the way out... a piece of crud from the jerry can clogged the line. it would idle fine, but once I accelerated and got into the secondary, it would drain the bowl and just idle/die. We used compressed air to clear the line. Or your pickup my have rusted/broken off/has a hole in it an isn't picking up enough fuel.. like a straw with a split in it.

Have you tried sticking a piece of fuel line in the sender hole and running it that way? If that works, then I would suspect either of these possibilities.
 

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I was thinking he would use a piece of fuel line a few feet long and connect it to the fule line and blow.



Dont use your mouth,this is not like gas from the old days. Set compressor on 20 psi.

Air compressor will also work at a low setting. :D
 
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had similar problem ,fuel pickup was plugged full of ladybugs, there were at least a 1000 floating in the fuel tank,
 

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