Have I ever mentioned that I rebuilt an entire engine only to find out it was a cracked distributor cap? Well, this seems to be my M.O. As you may have been seeing, we have been having fun trying to get Stinky to run again, and Buttercup. So here goes. The confession of dumbness.
I have now rebuilt the fuel pump on Buttercup. Which did not solve the problem of why she was starving for fuel. We had the tank removed and cleaned it. All the pickups, fuel pump. BUT. Now before I divulge my stupidity. We did check the fuel line in three ways. One by blowing air in it. Worked. Checked for leaks. Everything.
As we were installing the fuel tank AGAIN, I noticed an odd twist in the fuel line, and twisted it to fit the feeder. And BAM. a hole. WTF! As Jimmy said.. OH, don’t tell anyone. HA! So I got out my camera. It was on an area that over the years would have rubbed. And then, paper thin, and little cracks. Why no fuel leaking? Well, the fuel pump is SUCKING, and would be sucking in air. So. there it was. And thus, we decided to launch that sucker. CRANK UP THE VOLUME!
Mother of god, that is the best sounding engine of all. Deep, cammy, and fast as hell. Now if we can just figure out why she wont start. And yes we tried the choke deal, which is an issue on a KFL. We are thing carb age. But thats for later. Right now I am sitting in the corner with my DUNCE cap on!