1969 Fiat 124 Starting

Tiny
SEAN030888
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  • 1969 FIAT 124
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • RWD
  • MANUAL
  • 150,000 MILES
Hi on my parents 1969 fiat 124 spider were having issues with it. When you start it. It starts up then dies. When you spray carb cleaner in it it will fire right off run for a little while then die. I think it is the fuel pump. If I buy an electric fuel pump do I have to mess with the old mechanical pump. I heard on this car it need to be installed towards the back because when people were going up hills with it it would cut out on them or try to die. What is your opinion. Thanks.
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Saturday, February 14th, 2015 AT 10:09 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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THE MECHANICAL PUMP IS SUFFICIENT!

MY VIEW ON PROBLEMS WITH A 'LECTRIC ONE

IT MUST PUT OUT CORRECT PRESSURE (USUALLY TOO MUCH)

IN MY EYES, THE FAILURE RATE IS GREATER

IT'S GOTTA BE "WIRED IN"

MORE EXPENSIVE

UNLESS YOU ARE RACING OR SOME OTHER KINDA NON-SENSE, THE MECHANICAL PUMP WILL PROVIDE ADEQUATE FUEL VOLUME AT ADEQUATE PRESSURE

UNLESS YOU KNOW YOUR WIRING WELL AND INSTALL "FAIL SAFES", MR. 'LECTRIC PUMP MAY CONTINUOUSLY BE SQUIRTING FUEL DURING AN ACCIDENT/ FIRE, WHEREAS A MECHANICAL ONE WOULD CEASE TO PUMP WHEN THE ENGINE STOPS!

JUST YESTERDAY I WAS LOOKING THRU MY "LIFETIME WARRANTY RECEIPT BOOK" FOUND MY RECEIPT FOR MY REAR U-JOINTS FOR MY '77 JEEP CJ-5, SAVED MYSELF ABOUT $30 BY KEEPING THE RECEIPTS FROM MY 2000 (YEAR) PURCHASE

WHILE I WAS LOOKING FOR IT, I FOUND MY "ON ENGINE" AND "SPARE" FUEL PUMP (WHICH I KEEP IN THE '77 JEEP, ALONG WITH OTHER GOODIES!)

ONE WAS $11.49, THE OTHER WAS $11.99-BOTH HARDLY AFFORDABLE! LOL! (SEE MY 1ST PIC AT THE BOTTOM!)

HERE'S A FEW MORE PICS FROM MY BOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1985-amc-eagle-car-problems

JUST LOOK AT THIS CRAP, THE HIGHER END ONES TEND TO BE BETTER?

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web/PartSearchCmd?storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&pageId=partTypeList&suggestion=&actionSrc=Suggest&langId=-1&searchTerm=electric+fuel+pumps-universal&vehicleIdSearch=65&searchedFrom=header

YOUR TURN

THE MEDIC
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