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1965 ford F350 Flatbed. NEED HELP!!!

  
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1965 ford F350 Flatbed. NEED HELP!!!

 
Soup Soup
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/10
Posted: 04/23/10
05:02 PM

i just got a 1965 ford F350. and i'm having problems getting it stated. It'll turn over and i have fuel getting to the carb, but it won't fire. i got new spark plugs but it still won't fire. Does anyone have any ideas to whats wrong other then a bad carb?  

lesracing lesracing
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/10
Posted: 04/23/10
05:27 PM

if you prime it at the carb and it doesn't run
try pulling the coil wire off and cranking the motor see if the coil is firing.
if the coil is firing pull a plug wire and do the same. this should narrow your search down, also check the compression it should be a least 90psi to run at all.  

Soup Soup
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/10
Posted: 04/23/10
06:29 PM

alright. it does fire when i prime it though. what then?  

lesracing lesracing
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/10
Posted: 04/24/10
08:12 AM

the carb may need a good cleaning. the needle valve on the float is most likely dirty or stuck. also the Accelerator Pump may be bad. i would take the carb off and take it apart and use a couple of cans of carp cleaner and clean all the parts and jets. on the Accelerator Pump  double check if your getting fuel in the carb if not it's ether filter or the needle valve.  

Soup Soup
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/10
Posted: 04/24/10
09:06 AM

ok. thank you.  

Arizonakid Arizonakid
User | Posts: 135 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 04/25/10
12:37 PM

another thing to check is if the fuel pump is working... remove the fuel line at the carb and put the end of it in a dry water bottle remove the coil wire and crank it over for 10 seconds and see if it is pumping fuel. if not you need a fuel pump

What engine do you have?  

Soup Soup
New User | Posts: 4 | Joined: 04/10
Posted: 04/27/10
01:31 PM

i'm proud to say it is running, and i drove it to school today. it has a 352 in it. the gear ratio is really low, so it only goes 35 mph at the max hahaha