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1964 Ford F250 Stepside starting problems


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Old 05-28-2008, 12:18:53 PM
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Default 1964 Ford F250 Stepside starting problems

Hi,
I know this is a bit late date compared to a lot of great trucks on here... but...

I am in the process of getting running a 1964 ford F250 stepside, from what I can read and looked at, this might be a pretty scarce model. I've seen quite a few F150 stepsides, and F250 longbeds, but not a F250 stepside....
Now to the question...
It's been in storage for 10 years or so, I've drained the gas tank and it was full of varnish of course.... the gas line between the steel line and the fuel pump was rotted and broke, so i'm replacing it, it has a fitting that is 3/8" brass on one end and rubber on the other. I'm getting that, but for now I'm just trying to start it with a gas can and longer hose. or a "feeder can" kind of setup.
The problem is it does not seem to be getting any gas to the carb. I can pour a bit of gas in the carb and it will fire up, then die.
You guys think I need to clean the carb good and see if the float is varnished or do you think the fuel pump is gummed and won't pull gas, or will it pull gas only from the tank?
I'm thinking the carb cleaning is the way to go, and possibly the easiest.

Was there a fuel filter in or on the carb back then?
Oh, by the way, this is a straight 6. all original.

The best part of this truck is it is really nice!!
original interior is excellent and was covered by a seat cover when bought new, very few very small spots of rust that might be took care of with a buffing and touchup... and 95,000 miles.
we rebuilt the brakes before parking, but now the resivoir is empty, I'm hoping this is not too hard to get took care of.
The only big problem is the accumulation of bird doo on it...lol...

Photo album here, what I could get, this is still in the barn.

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/...64&uid=8693502

Any ideas on the carb problem?
Thanks!
Matt
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Default Re: 1964 Ford F250 Stepside starting problems

Matt , The float needle may be stuck to it's seat in the carb, preventing gas to fill the bowl. You will end up removing the carb and cleaning. The carb bowl needs cleaning because the old gasoline left some nasty stuff there. The birds sure liked the truck! Merton
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Default Re: 1964 Ford F250 Stepside starting problems

Check the fuel pump as well. It should be a dual diaphragm type, one diaphragm pumped gas, the other was a vacuum booster pump for the windshield wipers. A 1964 should have a 240 CID engine, I think the 223 ended it's run a couple of years earlier. Carb and fuel pump should take care of the issues. I believe there is a metal screen sock filter in the gas tank, it may be gummed up with varnish too.
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Default Re: 1964 Ford F250 Stepside starting problems

Is there a can screwed on to the fuel pump, Ford used to put the filter in there.
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Default Re: 1964 Ford F250 Stepside starting problems

What made those birds so mad at the old truck anyway
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They were just stating their opinion of Fords!
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Default Re: 1964 Ford F250 Stepside starting problems

Thanks for all the ideas!!
Gives me somewhere to start...lol...
I think the birds were mad it was in their barn, along with everything else in there, including a Willy's cj..
Thanks again!
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