Pete's 58 Lowlight Karmann Ghia

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  • Pete
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    But if I strike out tonight I’ll let you know.

    Did the shingles clear up?

    Mostly.  Feels sort of like I got punched in the eye, but that’s a lot better than my whole head feeling that way.

    Pete
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    Stuff happened tonight!  Nice hump to be over.  All that’s left is to connect heat, fuel line, extend wire harness, check valves, fire up.

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    ColeB
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    Hell ya! It looks amazing!

    Pete
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    Thanks Cole!

    WAY2COOL
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    Looks like it’s always been there….very nice !!

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    JWDII
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    I bet that is a good feeling having that part done. Looks so Nice Pete!

    tlambert
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    Looking good Pete!

    Pete
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    Thanks everyone!  Hopefully I’ll have some garage time this evening to try and get it started.

    John Jones
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    Stuff happened tonight! Nice hump to be over. All that’s left is to connect heat, fuel line, extend wire harness, check valves, fire up.  A3BF992B-A937-42ED-B426-B3E57B7C694A

     

    WOW!!!!! 😎

    Pete
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    Well….fairly good night.  Wiring extended and cleaned up, just need some heat shrink tubing to make a loom.  Runs with gas poured in carbs, but it’s not drawing fuel from the tank.  Fired it over several times for several seconds (it sounds good!), and fuel filter is bone dry.

    Ideas?

    (and yes, there is gas in the tank 😁)

    JWDII
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    Pete, I don’t think you have a fuel tap but if you did make sure that is open. I had to unhook my full line at the fuel pump and suck gas from the tank to the back on my split when I tried to fire it. It would never suck the fuel back on its own. I figured maybe it was vapor/ vacuum locked , or the full pumps just don’t pump air well enough to suck it back with out purging the line.

    Once I sucked enough fuel back to fill my in line filter she fired off with minimal turnovers of the 25 hp.

    Just a thought and my experience,  I’m no expert.

    Pete
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    Thanks John.  I slept on it (why it’s sometimes good to walk away from things) and have a few ideas, one was as you suggested and use my vacuum brake bleeder to see if I can pull fuel through the line.  I did try the reserve tap in both directions.

    I noticed when I connected the new fuel line at the pan that it didn’t leak any gas when I removed the plugged line.  It was dripping gas a little when we took it to the body shop…I’m wondering if the fuel line at the tank was clamped and forgotten?  I’ll have to look at that too.

    Franz
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    Those old pumps can be hard to prime sometimes.

    If you blow compressed air in the fuel tank(seal the filler opening with a rag) to slightly pressurize the tank, it will push the fuel through the valves in the pump, thus priming it.

    JWDII
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    Those old pumps can be hard to prime sometimes. If you blow compressed air in the fuel tank(seal the filler opening with a rag) to slightly pressurize the tank, it will push the fuel through the valves in the pump, thus priming it.

    Thanks for that Franz! That makes sense and will not taste near as bad as sucking on a fuel hose. Nothing better than a mouth full of unleaded to cool you off after getting pissed cause your motor want start!

    Pete
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    Used Franz’s concept, but “pulled” rather than “pushed.”  Took fuel cap off, $15 Harbor Freight brake bleeder on fuel line…one squeeze to pull the air and fuel was flowing.  Did the same on the fuel line that connects to carb to pull fuel into the pump and……

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    Vroom vroom noises! #karmannghia #okrasa

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