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Old 06-20-2016, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Stromberg Carb and electric fuel pump?

If you have a Stromberg on your Model A, are you using a fuel pump too?
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Stromberg Carb and electric fuel pump?

I am currently running my "97" on gravity. Haven't fully decided on whether or not I am going to leave it that way. Have about 250 miles on it so far, and so far - so good. Have the fuel pump and plumbing standing by just in case.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Stromberg Carb and electric fuel pump?

I ran my stromberg 81's on gravity at first, but I felt I was driving into the wind. I put on a pump and what a difference...

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Old 06-20-2016, 09:28 PM   #4
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I am currently running my "97" on gravity. Haven't fully decided on whether or not I am going to leave it that way. Have about 250 miles on it so far, and so far - so good. Have the fuel pump and plumbing standing by just in case.
The car runs great until over 65, it seems to run out of gas, so I have to slow down. Iam wondering if the pencil filter in the gas tank, the mesh filter above the glass bowl and nappa filter in the bowl are restricting a bit of the flow. I think 3 filters are overkill.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:45 PM   #5
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The car runs great until over 65, it seems to run out of gas, so I have to slow down. Iam wondering if the pencil filter in the gas tank, the mesh filter above the glass bowl and nappa filter in the bowl are restricting a bit of the flow. I think 3 filters are overkill.
Hopefully the 65 you refer to is degrees Fahrenheit and not mph! Wayne.
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The car runs great until over 65, it seems to run out of gas, so I have to slow down. Iam wondering if the pencil filter in the gas tank, the mesh filter above the glass bowl and nappa filter in the bowl are restricting a bit of the flow. I think 3 filters are overkill.
My car has 3 filters (2 factory, plus the tank valve filter), and it runs fine with the stock carb. If you run a downdraft, then add a pump if you need to, but I wouldn't eliminate filters.

BTW, why would you even want to drive 65, much less any faster?
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:17 PM   #7
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My car has 3 filters (2 factory, plus the tank valve filter), and it runs fine with the stock carb. If you run a downdraft, then add a pump if you need to, but I wouldn't eliminate filters.

BTW, why would you even want to drive 65, much less any faster?
only on the highway Tom, when not many others are around
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Sounds like it probably does run out of gas. The gravity flow is not able to keep up with the fuel demand at speed. The pump will fix it.

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