Engine Performance problem
1970 Ford Ranchero V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 50,000 miles
Hello - I have a 70 Ranchero (351C 4V), with a Holley 750 Carb (with manual choke), I ran out of gas the other day, and in the process flooded the engine trying to get it started after I filled it with gas. I had no starting fluid so poured a bit of gas into the carb, first time I have done this. After the car sitting for more than 24hrs, I attempted it to start again, only to have the engine (carb area) catch on fire. I was able to put it out, but the reason was because gas was pouring out of carb. Did I ruin it by puring gas in there. I am scared to try it again, but I know it's becuase the engine is flooded, this has happended many times before and I always get it started. But because gas was pouring out of the carb this time I am scared to try again If I do want to try it again on my own, how long should I wait before I try to start it. I have a on/off option with my fuel pump, will that do anything?
On top of this, at one point I pulled key out of ignition, but the power stayed on in the car, this is the first time this has happened. Battery died as well, but I was able to jump it so that it can get some juice. Then I read something about when an engine is flooded, it will not let the starter function correctly. Please help! I don't want to have to spend an arm and leg to get this fixed. Any suggestions?
Thanks for your time and help!
have the same problem?
Thursday, June 18th, 2009 AT 12:41 PM