[TR] Sleepless in Ocala

Wbeech@flash.net wbeech at flash.net
Thu Jul 11 18:47:24 MDT 2019

Do you have a spare electric pump on hand.  Stick it in line and see if that works.   I was first thinking you were not getting fuel from the tank but you say you confirmed that is not it.  

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On Jul 11, 2019, at 6:53 PM, James Henningsen <trguy75 at gmail.com> wrote:

That’s was my thought too as I ponder the simple mechanics of it all.  In my 25 years with TRs, I’ve never had that issue when changing a pump.   I did replace pump since previous one was part of original failure.  It was a cheap $39 one from moss.  I didn’t buy it came installed on he car.  It is a piece of junk.  I put on a spare new repro  from TRF and works.  I’ll have to take pump off and see if issue with priming lever.  

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> On Jul 11, 2019, at 7:22 PM, Darrell Walker <darrellw360 at mac.com> wrote:
> My only thought is that the priming lever is working, but perhaps there is an issue with the pump being driven from the cam shaft.  Have you changed the pump recently?  Can you pull the pump off the engine, leaving the lines connected, and see if it pumps fuel when you operate the lever that the cam drives?
>> On Jul 11, 2019, at 4:01 PM, Jim Henningsen <trguy75 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> List:
>> I have spent many an hour and part trying to track down my running issue on
>> the 60 TR3A.  Car starts up fine with cold start.  Runs for about a minute
>> and stalls out.  Float bowls are both near empty.  Switched fuel pumps and
>> fuel lines, new clear filter near carb, new needle and seats on both carbs.
>> Still happens.  After it stalls, I can manually prime fuel with handle on
>> fuel pump and it fills both bowls up with fuel without a problem.  Start her
>> up and runs for a minute until gas gone.  Lift off fuel bowl tops and floats
>> at bottom with no gas.  Both float needles are down when I lift off fuel
>> bowl tops which would allow gas in.  I cleaned and checked all fuel lines,
>> passageways in fuel bowl tops, etc.  I have plenty of fuel in the fuel pump
>> bowl so don't think there is problem getting gas to pump.  
>> Why is it not allowing gas in the fuel bowls when running?  The pump allows
>> it in when not running?  
>> Any help greatly appreciated.
>> Jim Henningsen
>> Ocala, FL
>> 60 TR3A
>> 61 TR3A
>> 62 TR4
>> 75 TR6
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