I honestly thought I had enough gas. Whoops.
Luckily I was carrying the most important tool of all: my phone. Help is on the way!
Glad you have help on the way.
I have not tried this, but if there is still a gallon or two of gas in the tank, but the level is too low to make it to the carb, I have heard of folks stuffing an innertube into the tank, then inflating it to displace some of the gasoline and raise the level in the tank.
That's why I always have the cans on my running board. They've saved me a long walk more than once.
Boyco or Bear; don't leave home without them.
Also pays to have an accurate measuring stick and use it before leaving the garage. Since I don't drive my car as much as I would like, I can never remember how much fuel is left in the tank. A quick dip and look tells me for sure what's there.
I made my own stick for the tank from a broom handle. After coating and installing the cowl tank in my 26, I poured fuel in one gallon at a time and marked it. It does not match the markings on the two printed sticks I have. I drive mine enough to know if I need fuel but the can is a must on long trips. I used the can the 1st year I had it due to not sticking tank before leaving the house. I hate to make the wife carry a can and go for gas! Lol.
To be clear, running out was my own fault. I started driving the T daily a couple weeks ago and I'm still feeling out how much is 'enough.' Yesterday morning I peeked into the tank before leaving home and went, "Yeah, that's probably fine."
It wasn't. Oh well, everyone got a good laugh out of it and I'll chalk it up to being a part of the adventure.
I made my gauge using a paint stirring stick- very similar to original, Don.