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I've let my 62 sit idle for many months and its time to get it at least running. It turns over fine but I had no ignition or discernible fuel at carb,, I added many gallons of fresh fuel, still nothing, so disconnected the fuel line between pump and carb and am getting nothing.

Any tests or actions I can do before yanking the pump?

How easy it will it be to rebuild or replace the pump?

Thanks!
 

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Disconnect the line below the fuel filter to be sure that's not clogged.
Replacing the pump is easy, except access is not great. Disconnect the fuel lines in and out, and then the bolts holding it to the right side of the engine. When installing, be sure the pump arm is riding on top of the camshaft lobe and not under it. This would break the pump arm and possibly the camshaft. To avoid this, after installing the pump, turn the engine by hand and see if it binds at all.
Thanks much. I've already disconnected the fuel line below the filter and I'm not getting fuel when I crank the engine is there anything else I can check before pulling the pump?
 

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Thanks for inputs. Possibilities for lack of fuel reachng the carb abound. New idea about what to worry about is whether or not the intake at the tank is clogged. If I disconnect the fuel line where it comes into the pump, should I get any fuel drain there? And how can I poke at the inlet to determine if my problem is with a bad pump or clogged inlet/line? The tank used to have a leak on the bottom so it drained quite dry before I patched it, so who knows the condition of the inlet can be.
 

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But also, comment noted that perhaps the regular cranking ability of an average battery isn't quite the same as when the engine is driving the pump .... I will see about trying to run the engine with "squirted fuel" into the carb, maybe that will get the pump working ....
 
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