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 Posted: 01-26-2010 04:14 pm
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Yesterday, on my way to work, my '73 started stalling at stop signs.  I thought, well this isn't good, and tried to get back to home base.  It would stall and I was able to get it started, but as I got her into third gear she would really start to sputter and then die.  So, I figured the fuel pump was kaput, but when I pulled it off and tested it it worked.  Likewise, the inline fuse that the fuel pump was wired to also was fine.  Any thoughts?  I checked fuses in the engine compartment, but the box only had three fuses and all were fine.  Is there another box of fuses somewhere that I'm missing?

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 Posted: 01-26-2010 04:22 pm
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Fuel filter, fuel pickup screen in the tank, carb screens if you have Dellortos. Is the tank rusty inside?

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 Posted: 01-26-2010 05:19 pm
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The tank was replaced by previous owner.  It's probably a good idea to check the filter anyway, but when I turn the key I don't hear the fuel pump clicking.  That's why I thought it might be a fuse.

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 Posted: 01-26-2010 10:09 pm
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Do you have 12v at the pump???

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 Posted: 01-27-2010 01:27 am
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Funny you mention that.  I got out the multimeter and checked the voltage at the pump.  Nothing.  So, I opened the hood to nose around for loose connections, etc.  At some point I heard the heater fan kick on, so whatever I did must of worked.  Sure enough, I checked for juice back at the fuel pump and I had 12v.  I then attempted to drive the car home, but it died again en route.  Once again, I opened the hood to look around, figuring maybe I could repeat whatever I did the first time.  I even turned the heater fan back on so I'd know when I hit the jackpot.  Eventually, I got to the fuses.  The when I pressed on the middle fuse, the fan kicked on.  When I released pressure it turned off.  So that was my answer. 

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