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    New guy here in Minnesota, in the Twin Cities area - SW Burb. Just picked up this 48 Willys. Looking to make it a dependable machine to cruise around locally and to the Grocery store and such. Also use it up at the Deer shack during hunting season. Previous owner was a VET and purchased in 2012 and used in parades and short rides with grandkids. He passed in 2016. The kids have not used it much, but do start it an run it at least once a year. Supposedly last time it ran was thanksgiving 2020.

    Played a little with it since I got it home, Put new battery in and it turned over. Put some gas down carb and she fired but was missing and backfiring. Really don't want to go to far without some basic stuff like getting rid of old gas, changing fluids and such.

    Next day, I looked at it in more detail and found loose plug wires at the distributer. I pulled the distributer cap and all looked good and clean. I reseated all the plug wires at the distributer (may replace plug wires along with plugs). Put more gas down the carb, and it started and seemed to be hitting on all 4. Did not run long as fuel in carb did not last long.

    Next I disconnected fuel line and put it in empty gas can. Pulled plugs and turned the motor over, No fuel pumping. This is odd as the seller said the fuel pump was bad and gave me a box with a fuel pump in it. When I in the box, the pump had the glass top and was all greasy. The seal which mates to the glass seemed to be shot, so I assumed her brother had replaced the fuel pump with the new one. The one that is on the jeep does not have the glass bowl and has a solid metal top. I was wondering if it needed to be primed or something.

    I disconnected the fuel line inlet and ran it from an auxillary tank and also primed the pump by pouring some gas down the inlet line. With the outlet in an empty container, I once again spun the engine over. No fuel pumping.

    I am wondering if it is possible for a person to install the fuel pump and not get the arm in the right place?

    Anyway, Not goofing around with the unknown. I bought a new pump (single action with glass bowl) from Kaiser. I will put that on in a couple days and see where I am at. While the carb probably does need a clean, I have a pretty good feeling it will run if I can get the fuel pump issue resolved.

    Not really understanding why fuel is not pumping when supposedly a new fuel pump was installed a little over a year ago.

    242027544_10216034911305155_822349438346891975_n - Jeep arrived home.jpg

    Last edited by jeep_n_john; 09-22-2021 at 05:23 PM. Reason: add pics

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