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    Quote Originally Posted by doghead View Post
    Or, disable smileys.
    Okay...never had that happen before...Thank you for fixing-it...good idea to disable the smiley faces...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frank8003 View Post
    I agree... in that picture, before locating the new unit, I bought the brass float, sock and a role of rubber gasket material, so now they will go in a box or plastic

    bag stowed away and I'll probably never remember where I put them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doghead View Post
    Or, disable smileys.
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    Okay...never had that happen before...Thank you for fixing-it...good idea to disable the smiley faces...
    Aren't there LAWS against maiming emojis? Emojis have rights, ya know! Besides, where would you find little wheelchairs for those smileys anyway?!?!?



    Disabled Smiley - - - > Disabled Smiley.jpg

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    Hmm, probably China via Emojis production facility, Department of Santa's North Pole Enterprise...just a guess.

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    It, the smiley face, will never ever never be done better that in that movie
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    I installed the fuel tank, after removing and cleaning it, replacing sending unit and all new fuel line from the tank to the carburetor.

    Only lines not hooked up are the fill hose and vent which are an assembly.

    I put approximately 4 gals. in the tank then tried to start it.

    Using a remote starter, I added fuel to the carb. to help get the fuel flowing from the tank. None or very little fuel is appearing in the fuel filter

    placed before the carburetor.

    I'm wondering if 4 gals is enough and not having the the fill assembly hooked up would be reasons for fuel not to make it to the carb.

    The fuel pump was working prior to removal of the tank.

    Any thoughts or ideas?
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    the vacuum diaphragm pumps take along time to get the fuel flowing, they just don't suck air very good.
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    Hi Bob...I took my old pump off yesterday and installed a new one today. Talking to a few guys at the Napa I use, I found out that leaving ethanol in your fuel system over an extended amount of time will destroy (maybe compromise is a better word) the diaphragm in the pump. I last changed the pump in 2015, so tomorrow I should find out if that is the case.

    The bottom line from the pump, which goes to the Carb., has the Alt. heater hoses, oil dipstick and exhaust manifold right in its path.

    When I find the best route for that line and put the Alt. back on, I should be able to try and start it.

    Thank you for your post.

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    Rerouted the fuel pump line to carb and spun her over (with a splash of fuel in the carb.) and the first try she caught the fumes out of the fuel filter and fired right up.

    Fuel filter stays full and the gas gauge works! Now have to hook up the exhaust pipe assembly and then realign the bed to the frame and bolt everything down.

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