1966 Mustang Problems
courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
I just bought a 1966 Mustang 289 V8 2 barrel. The car turns over and will attempt to start when you put gas directly in the carb. I have replaced the fuel pump and the fuel lines are clear. The fuel pump gets gas to the carb and the fuel filter is good as well. The car has set for maybe a year without being started or run on the road as the owner was in the military and has been overseas.
Do you think that this could be bad gas? I noticed on the fuel filter when I loosened it up that the gas smelled a lot like varnish. Maybe the gas tank needs to be drained? I hope I have gave you enough information to help me with the issue. Any suggestions will help.
"New Owner of a Classic 66 Mustang"
Dear New Owner
The problem is in your carb. The float is stuck. Gently tap is on the side with the back end of a screw driver. If that does not help, then a professional rebuild job would probably be your best bet.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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