#1
I have a 1978 ford mustang 2 cobra. I recently just installed a new carburetor and it started up just fine. then I replaced the fuel pump and now it won't start. I know it pumps fuel correctly. any ideas why its not starting

here is a picture of it on my flicker...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shewatchedtheskye/3771470955/

Ok I got it to started but I have to floor my throttle to keep it running and even then its only at 1400rpm

I checked my distributor and the armature was cracked? could that be why it won't start?
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Last edited by Myxer at Aug 4, 2009,
#3
Sexy car you have there.


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#6
sexy car TS.. but I have no idea.. take it to a garage or a friend that knows stuff about cars?
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#7
It could be starting fine, have you seen a doctor recently about deafness?
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#8
Dude, that is a sick car. Get it working. Now.


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#10
Did you prime the pump after you put it in? And when you say you know the pump works, did you check it on your own car or something else? It's also possible you have an airlock in the fuel line. I could use some more info to answer this question.

EDIT: Also when you say it doesn't start, will it turn over or will it do nothing at all?
Last edited by cowboy_bill at Jul 30, 2009,
#11
Quote by cowboy_bill
Did you prime the pump after you put it in? And when you say you know the pump works, did you check it on your own car or something else? It's also possible you have an airlock in the fuel line. I could use some more info to answer this question.

EDIT: Also when you say it doesn't start, will it turn over or will it do nothing at all?

if prime means turn the key..then yes...and yes it turns over
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#12
ahh, sometimes you have too manually prime the pump by putting fuel into it 1st. Some pumps won't pick up fuel until their primed. Is it a vacumm or gravity fed pump? And I know this'll piss you off, but did you double check the wiring?
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ahh, sometimes you have too manually prime the pump by putting fuel into it 1st. Some pumps won't pick up fuel until their primed. Is it a vacumm or gravity fed pump? And I know this'll piss you off, but did you double check the wiring?


I assume its a vacuum pump
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Me & Freind: Thats what she said!

ended up getting kicked out for disrupting class
#16
spray some ether starting fluid into the carb to see if you have life going to the plugs, it will either turn over or not, chances are the fuel line needs priming like mentioned above.
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#18
If it's a vacumm pump it definatly needs priming, and make sure the vacum hoses are all hooked up. You could also pull a spark plug, if it's wet and smells like heavy gas, you've got spark problems, if it's dry, you aren't getting fuel.
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If it's a vacumm pump it definatly needs priming, and make sure the vacum hoses are all hooked up. You could also pull a spark plug, if it's wet and smells like heavy gas, you've got spark problems, if it's dry, you aren't getting fuel.

how do I prime it then
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Girl: Thats not that difficult
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Me & Freind: Thats what she said!

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#21
I got it started but...err read the first post
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Teacher: Of course not, I wouldnt star you on something hard
Girl: I wanna see something hard
Me & Freind: Thats what she said!

ended up getting kicked out for disrupting class
#22
when I had a carbourater car

i had to start it by pouring a little bit of gas or something else flamable into the carbourater...


try carrying gas with you lol
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#23
I know exactly what is wrong with your car.


But I am not telling you because I am immensely jealous.
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But I am not telling you because I am immensely jealous.

are you kidding me here
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ended up getting kicked out for disrupting class
#25
i cant help...but i can give you a compliment....that is one sexy car you have
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are you kidding me here


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#29
anyone helpful today
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Girl: Thats not that difficult
Teacher: Of course not, I wouldnt star you on something hard
Girl: I wanna see something hard
Me & Freind: Thats what she said!

ended up getting kicked out for disrupting class