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  1. New tank bought, not fitted yet, fuel filter and pump fitted. Speaking to a mate today who is a mechanic and he thinks it's the carb float. I've rebuilt the carb and I think that maybe the underlying issue. Will have to take the carb off and see what's going on. Think at idle to much fuel is getting in..
  2. Might just replace it, then I know its solid atleast
  3. When I've been under the truck the tank seems and sounds solid.. Currently it's ¾ full too so can't take the sender out and torch it to see how bad it maybe.. I do think it got left empty for a few years so if it got condensation in it then its going to be a bad thing.
  4. Yeah definitely did its job... And until I replace tank it would just fill again...
  5. Ooooo Crud... In every sense of the word.. Took fuel pump off and found a full bowl, of crud with about 2cm of fuel in it.. Put the new one on and can see what looks like little bits of rust. So yay looks like I need a new fuel tank now.. Slowly working my way around the issues haha Photos are back to front though for some reason
  6. Let's hope by now the smell had gone..
  7. New fuel pump bought ready to go on.. I will find the cause of this stupid stutter Hahaha
  8. Hmmm. It's started and spluttered to a halt on Thursday evening. The thing is just here to test my patience I think. Its probably me who has created the situation, rebuilding the carb, giving it all new shiny parts.. Its got overwhelmed..
  9. Cap off, looks brand new everything... Got the earth of starter motor and its cleaned up and a good connection now. Old coil put back on, I'm gonna go head bang a wall now hahaha
  10. In the dizzy? Think I'm still having to go round and replace as I find issue haha fix one thing break two others
  11. It Could be the carb as I did overhaul it, but Sunday it drove fine everytime I started it up. And yes it splutters when at idle when it's doing what I described above. I will have to check all earth straps then. Not done so yet.
  12. Omg my truck needs a slap. Started up this evening beautiful, got to the farm turned off, did a few bits in yard, loaded the tub and started again, idle was awful, charge light on dash fading in and out, but drove lovely, stopped to open a gate, idle por then cut out, started it up idle poop shut gate it cut out.. Then each Time I started up again it was poor idle. I have recently changed coil a D ht leads. Could I just have bad leads / coil. I've got battery out and going to give it a good charge incase its low. Just seem to go forward then back more currently
  13. So the second image, I got a hammer and chisel to it to see if it was just rust. It's solid, and mean I didn't even make an impression on it. Solid metal lump. Who does that!!!!!
  14. I've been under it as the oil is self lubricating the chassis. There is a hole in the front fuel tank out rigger, but everything else seems solid, but definitely need to do a proper check all round. most areas are still red paint. So not come through that if rusted
  15. Would anyone looking at the photos of these hangers thi k the whole chassis needs replacing? Another forum I am on has a motoring section and one user has said that the chassis is shot and I should buy new. I've not had a chance to look at the whole thing but other areas are solid..
  16. I'm in the south west. Somerset
  17. Going to have to ask around. What a complete nightmare and bodge of a job by someone previous to me owning the vehicle..
  18. Yeah that is just what it is a pile of pigeon poop!!! In the form of a lump of metal.. 😢
  19. It's been filled with weld!!! Not a plate but just a blob of metal been melted in, arrrggghhhhhhh
  20. So as I'm working at home today, lunch time came and I thought I'd drop off the front bumper.. Think again, two images below, one of the drivers side bolts nice and visible.. Pas side....
  21. Took it out and ran it to get it up to temp then went through setting up the carb as if it was brand new, then took timing back a little. Running now, starts by throwing out a nice puff of white smoke. Then idles okay, still. Think it's not 100% but when is a series 100% haha
  22. Yes, idle speed had fallen away.. Very odd...
  23. I spoke too soon... Started up this eve and idled like carp.... Damn it....
  24. The sender unit will be on the top, with spade connection on it, for your dash guage, that's a Cork seal, the you have the filler pipes, jubilee clips secure them. And the fuel pickup itself which will be a seal again cork or rubber I think. But if there is a leak then you'd see/ smell it once the seat is off I'd imagine Hope you find the issue
  25. If in the cab then def start at the tank, make sure its all sealed. If running Sat still have you had the bonnet up to check for split fuel line etc?
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