Belt driven fuel pump system

Old 03-14-2010, 06:03 PM
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Hello
This is the first belt drive methenol pump i have had. Im in a "new to me dragster" anyway..
When i stored the car for the winter i drained the alcohol put some racing gas in..started the car.. then shut it down..now im ready to re-commision it.
I drained the fuel from the pump and put in a little marvel mystery oil. I removed the bypass valve cleaned it and a little oil in there too.
Now i have to get it going again. Do i need to fill the bowls with fuel manually then start it up??

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Old 03-14-2010, 06:38 PM
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Just squirt some gas in the carb, several fire ups and it will be full of fuel and running
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:04 PM
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Default belt drive fuel pump

Spray can of carb cleaner with the tube pointed toward the carb or injector. Just keep spraying once it fires until it will runs on its own.
Just be careful in case of a back fire, I use a driving glove for protection.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:20 PM
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If you run alky, you are going to need a bottle of gas near the car anyway to fire when its cold.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:33 PM
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Yes thanks
i have had Alcohol with electric pumps but this is my first with a belt driven pump.
normally i put in a little race gas to get it going.

ok thanks
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:51 PM
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I second the carb cleaner for starting. Seems to have less kick back issues than gas.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:23 AM
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Stick it all back together without the belt on the mandrel side and take a drill and run the belt and pump. This will get the fuel back up to the carb

Also never use racing gas unless you have to, the carb cleaner will not backfire nearly as bad or cause a fire
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:18 PM
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Ok i will ditch the race gas and use the carb cleaner after i get the fuel up into the carb ..
Hopefully i get my motor back before i forget where all these part have to go..lol!
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:52 AM
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Started the new motor up yesterday. Filled the bowls with alky, squirted a little alky down the carb and hit the ignition. The car fired right up. You just need to work the throttle a little until the pump catches up.
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