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84 k5 cranks but wont start

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Old 05-18-2016, 02:10 PM
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So i recently bought a k5 with a 350 and an edelbrock carb. I rebuilt the carb and slapped the carb back on to give it a go and it won't start up. It cranks but won't start. If I put gas in the carb and turn the key it starts right up but won't stay running. It'll run for a second or two. I took off the fuel line to the carb and stuck it in a can and turned the key for about 5 seconds and then went to the can to see if I'm getting gas and the can was a little over half full. Am I getting enough gas? What could be the problem?
 
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:12 PM
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sounds like maybe a carb rebuild problem. If it ran before the rebuild but not after. I would go through the rebuild again. You may have missed something
 
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It didn't run before i rebuilt it. I'm gonna take the op off the carb and recheck my floats. If that's not it what is it? Fuel pressure? Fuel pump?
 
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:17 AM
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I'm thinking fuel pump. Is it electronic? Not really familiar with 84 s. Could be wiring if it is. Just some things to check
 
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:07 PM
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Check the fuel filter at the fuel inlet on the carb - some are a metal filter and they plug easy - some are a paper cartridge filter and the paper ones usually have a one way check valve inserted in them, make sure you have the filter facing the right way - Hate to admit it but over the years Yup been there done that on both instances
 
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