Tunnel line was clear.
Line from fuel filter to tunnel was clear.
But then… as I prepared for fuel to come pouring out of the line from under the tank…
I hooked up a pump and sucked and… nothing.
So after what seemed like an hour of using a hand pump to empty the tank into every single empty or partially filled can of gasoline I could find, I managed to get it all disconnected for the oh so many vapor lines and pulled it. (1302 Super Beetles are really easy to remove the tank from. Much better than the 1303 models.)
So I pulled the bung and while that internal fuel screen wasn’t clogged, something internally obviously broke. Or something.
There’s nothing rattling around in the tank. But… and this is what is odd. I can blow into the tank from the outlet but I cannot suck out of it. Really odd.
Anyway, I pulled Ż’s original tank with the small dent/hole in it from Yellow and patched it with JB Kwik Weld.
I moved the new fuel send I had put in into the old tank and got it all reinstalled and everything tightened up and connected.
And… once filled… he ran.
Rough from all the constantly messing with the carb and distributor the past few efforts. But the Brosol pump is pulling fuel from the tank and he’s not stalling.
He never stalled at all for more than 45 minutes of running.
I was tempted to take him out on the road but I want to make sure I get a valve adjustment done on him, as well as dial in that generic carb as best as I can. He’s got the generic 009 mechanical advance with the electronic ignition in him and it is running so for now I’ll leave it. (He really needs and 034 SDVA with that carb.)
It is supposed to be nice tomorrow so I depending on if I can get the lawn mowed and some autumn/winter debris raked up I’ll start tuning him up.
But I said he wasn’t coming out of the garage until he was running. So… well… he’s out of the garage!