Q: Fuel problem in 1960 F-100

asked by on

I have a 1960 F-100 with a fuel problem. It has a new mechanical pump but it still runs poorly. Any advice?

First, you’d want to make sure that the carburetor isn’t getting full of crud. So pull the top off of the carburetor and look inside. If it’s full of debris, even though you have a new fuel pump, you’re going to rebuild the carburetor or put the new carburetor and probably change a gas tank.

That’s a problem I see with older vehicles all the time. The problem is this--all gas tanks rust. When they rust, the rust goes through the system. Rust is composed of such fine particles that most of them will go right through your fuel filter and clog the carburetor. I’ve learned that during the years I was doing an old car overwork and I’d changed the filter and the pump and even put a new carburetor, and it kept coming back after so many weeks running poorly.

When I took the carburetor off, it was full of junk and I finally told him that we had to put the new gas tank to stop that. You may need to do the same thing.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Fuel problem in 1960 F-100

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Distributor

It is not the gears that is not lining up but the bottom of the distributor is not lining up with the oil pump. You will need to remove distributor and using a socket and extension go into distributor hole...

Q: Fuel pump blue line

If the tubing is a hard plastic nipple, or is part of a GM quick connect system, generally the part has to be replaced because in the field "work-around" repairs are not safe and reliable. This is particularly the case...

Q: Car has pick up problem

Hello. It seems like your vehicle is having performance related issues due to a fuel problem. A few things I would check are the fuel pressure regulator, the fuel lines, and the coolant temperature sensor. An issue with any of...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...