Intermittent fuel issue

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Soonersace
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Intermittent fuel issue

Post by Soonersace » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:47 pm

I have a 1955.

I drive it quite a bit. I use only non-oxy gas.

Im have an intermittent issue that has happened to me 3 times now. The car usually drives fine. Starts fine and idles fine.

Randomly start the car and I hit the gas I get a sputtering- like its not getting the full gas.

I drive a few blocks the car continues to act up.

I park the car- think about taking it to the shop and then the next morning I go fire up the car and it drives like nothing is wrong.

Each event happens about 3 weeks apart from each other.

any thoughts? Im wondering if Im getting rust chips in my fuel line.

The first time it happened this summer I switched out my fuel filter and there was some rust flakes in there. The glass bowl looks clean to me now.

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Re: Intermittent fuel issue

Post by goldwinghg » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:00 pm

I think you have trash in your tank. Do you have a glass inline filter? I would check it for trash.

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Re: Intermittent fuel issue

Post by ICON 1961 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:37 pm

Your tank must have rust filaments if you have seen them you must empty/ remove your gas tank and empty the gas. you might want to either get a replacement gas tank or have the old one flushed and reconditioned. Also flush out all of your fuel lines and clean out the carburetor and bowl.
What your saying when your car is not running the sediments are settling down when the car is driven the sediments are stirred and getting sucked in the fuel line and clogs up the jets in the carburetor. That makes sense on your observation.
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Re: Intermittent fuel issue

Post by paul2748 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:15 pm

Another possibility is that the flex line going from the steel line to the fuel pump may be going bad, but not bad enough so that it woks ok some times.
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Re: Intermittent fuel issue

Post by Soonersace » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:24 pm

I think Ill be getting a new gas tank this winter...

and Ill replace the rubber line too-

Thanks for the help.

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