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I just purchased a '72 2002 with a dual weber carb setup and an electric fuel pump. When I tried starting it this morning, the engine fired up for about 3 seconds before dying. When I turned off the ignition I noticed fuel was practically pouring out both carbs. Now the engine won't just turns over but wont start at all. Besides putting fuel pressure regulator on, what other steps do you think I should do to get this thing running? Any help will be appreciated.

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Fuel issues are very dangerous, so make sure you go over the entire system before your next start up.

With the proper fuel pump, you shouldn't need a regulator, find out what pressure and volume your carbs need to run well. I think Webers operate at around 3 psi, I am unsure of the volume. Also make sure the carbs themselves are in good order, check anything and everything, including the needle valve and float adjustment. Also see if you if you need to run a fuel return line, I could be wrong on this one, but I know it is an option.

And finally, make sure all your fittings and clamps are tight.

Hope this helps.

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Check your floats. And your float valves.

When they're ok, chuck your fuel pump,

get a low pressure one and then add a regulator.

In 5 years of searching for a low- pressure electrical pump,

I haven't found one that I trust. They're almost all

good for 5+ psi at idle/shutdown- and that can cause a

DCOE to flood.

A decent regulator is one NOT made by Holley anymore.

I've had a MISERABLE time with theirs...

the Mallory's been good for 3+ years.

t

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A decent regulator is one NOT made by Holley anymore.

I've had a MISERABLE time with theirs...

the Mallory's been good for 3+ years.

t

I've been having issues with my Holley regulator on the race car . . .which Mallory unit are you using, Toby?

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it's a Mallory 4309 -

found here...

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1∂=MAA%2D4309&N=700+400249+115&autoview=sku

It's a bypass regulator, so you'll need a return to your cell.

It's held up fine with the Holley blue pump that came with the car.

The old Holley regulator I had worked just fine... until I broke it.

The newer ones are not made as well, and didn't work.

t

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