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5/27/16 10:01pm - Original Message: 'Found this on the fuel line.'
bepah1
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Brentwood, CA - USA

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1979 Corvette project car

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While getting ready to take the engine out of my project 79, I found this little gem in the fuel line. It shows to me that the guy who replaced the engine in it was a hack.....in addition, he installed an electric fuel pump rather than the original pump...I think the pressure 'regulator' was installed to control the fuel coming into the carb, but all of the reading I have done indicates that no matter where it was set, the same amount of fuel came into the carb.
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5/27/16 10:19pm - Reply: 'Re: Found this on the fuel line.'
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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The regulator controls the pressure, not the flow.

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5/28/16 10:03am - Reply: 'Re: Found this on the fuel line.'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Adjustable fuel pressure regulator, set at 6 lbs, in the pic. I've seen many of those things over the years, heck, my '74 had one on it when I bought it, but they rarely do a proper job for more than a few days. Chances are, if you have one of those things on the car, and the carb is flooding, the problem is in the carb itself. Of course, if it has an electric fuel pump, you definitely need some form of pressure regulator. There are some electric pumps that are low pressure, and will work with a carb without using an add-on regulator....it all depends on the pump output specs.
What you really have there is a cheap paperweight. Tongue


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