The 10¢ Solution

The red plastic sleeve has a shoulder near the lower end.  When it is assembled, the pickup tube is held suspended about 3/8" above the bottom of the tank.

You can see from the glossy red varnish that this screen is barely permeable.  When clean, the screen will be a white, woven material.  This one would flow enough fuel to idle the car, and even rev it up under load.  But, try to go for a drive, and it would still only supply enough fuel to idle.  The pump starved for fuel, started to pull a vacuum and heated up until it stalled. 

What is probably a dime's worth of parts, deep in the inside of the tank is responsible for having to replace the entire tank.  I don't mind replacing a rusted out tank, but it hurts when the tank appears to be in good shape and shows no sign of rot.

Bradley Restoration

Andrew Bradley, Proprietor

14093 Riverbend Rd.

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 848-6279