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DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!
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Pull the fuel line off somewhere close to the carburetor and direct it into an empty gas can or other suitable container. You may need to get a longer piece of flexible fuel line to do this. Then crank the starter and see if any fuel pumps into the container. If not, something's obstructing the fuel flow or the fuel pump has coincidentally given out.

Might be a good idea to check the filter for which direction it's supposed to flow first, in case you installed it backwards.
 

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Yeah, I suspect that the bulk of ELB issues for vehicles that do run is that the system doesn't really account for poorer tolerances due to wear. When the timing chain gets some slop, the carburetor bushings get worn, the cylinder walls get tapered, and the rings don't seal as well, the system continues with its original programming even though the timing, vacuum, and compression aren't what they were when it was new.
 

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When I switched my '78 I didn't have to change the carb, but my carb had the correct kind of vacuum port, albeit plugged.
 
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