Recently purchased a 1916 Model T Touring that had been in storage for around 30 years. The previous owner had died but had apparently drained the tank as there was about 1/8 inch of gas left in the tank. We wanted to start the car but found the carb to not be getting any gas. I pulled the fuel line and found it to have old gas in it so I blew it out with the air compressor.
I then drained the sediment bowl of the old gas in it and then turned the gas lever on to see if any gas would come out and none would. So I poked a wire up both holes to find any blockages and there were none as the wire only hit metal.
I assume the next step is to remove the sediment bowl and find what ever is blocking the top of it.
Any predictions or advice? This is my first T so I will be needing some help.
oops double posted it
My sediment bowl had been plugged up, so somebody poked a hole in the filter screen. That got the gas flowing, but not a good repair. I removed the bowl and replaced the screen. You may find yours is just clogged with junk, and just needs a cleaning, but you should definitely remove it..
Hi Richard, and welcome! You're on a great adventure... There a good article you should go through if you haven't found it already.
Sounds like you definitely still have a blockage. Pretty common for a car that has been standing a long while.
That article will help, but its likely that besides the sediment bowl, you need to check the carb, valves and a few other items as well.
Perhaps try to find a club near to you or if you need help, PM me and I'll try to assist.
Hope this helps,