Busy IWOYTD at Crooked Meadow Farm.
Washed the old girl (the truck).
Saved my final fuel system issue troubleshoot (new mech pump not supplying enough fuel to carb) and resolve on the B3C for today. Put in a second “new” fuel pump this morning and it started and ran great - issue resolved at last!
Went for a gravel road test drive, it stumbled after 15 minutes of driving and almost stalled once but then ran OK - I’m guessing there’s a little bit of water left in the fuel.
Noticed the oil pressure was low and fluctuated between 5 and 30. Checked the oil and it looked thin, maybe got contaminated with a bit of gas from the bad fuel pump, it didn’t smell like gasoline though. Went to the auto parts store, got some oil and changed it. Oil pressure now normal, dead on 40.
A slight leak at the fuel pump, very small, took pump off, put a new gasket on, sprayed it with copper coat, torqued to 30fp but the leak remains. I have an electric fuel pump on hand (thanks BKahler), I may blank off the mechanical pump and convert over to electric.
Also for today, I removed my Hula Girl from the dash, as her grass skirt had mostly dry-rotted away, and her backside was starting to show.