Join Date: Dec 2009
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1979 Scout Fuel problem?
So, I admitedly not a mechanic. I try, and I do know a few things since I grew up on a farm, but I am definetly needing help. I have a 79 scout, with a 304 V8. My truck has been running great up until two days ago. I was driving when it seemed like I just lost power and died. My gas gauge doesn't work, so I thought I might just be out of gas. Twenty minutes later i put in gas and it started right up. Then I went to the gas station and realized that I was only about half full. So, I cleaned the points, adjusted the gap, checked the radiator, ignition, coil, oil, etc. Everything else seems to be fine. Is there a possibility that it is just my fuel filter? I don't think so seems how it has now happened to me five times in the last two days. It starts right up and If I drive for more then about ten minutes it dies out, and I have to wait another twenty or so till it cools and it starts again. Also, as a side note, when it dies I took off the air filter and for some reason there is no gas going to the carb...but then when it is cooled, it goes to it again.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. thanks, josh