Overall, this vehicle's exterior is clean. The restoration process started with the exterior of truck. As the tank switch is pressed to seat for the the other tank, the valve switches over to close the fuel port for the previous tank and open for the selected one. As soon as I turned the key on and tried to change the tank the fuel gauge jumped over to the full level. Could that be tied in to the system some how to cause this problem? If you had a faulty tank solenoid valve, you would switch to the other tank, the tank would not be physically swapped but the sender would as the switch was thrown.
The valve was a solenoid. After the completion of the process discussed above, a brand new big block 454 upgraded crate engine with a serpentine belt and a high performance intake manifold was installed. The interior is clean and in good condition. Originally there was a small tab on the sending unit that a female electrical connector will slide onto. Being in a great, 100% rust-free original condition, it was the perfect fit to go under a frame-off restoration. I changed the switch and the fuel switching valve under the passenger seat. Then they were resealed and installed.
Obviously, at that point, I have to switch back to the other tank. The new Chevrolet pickup range won't be on dealer lots until sometime this summer, so whether you're a building contractor, an avid sportsman or just a guy or gal that loves full-size trucks, you might want to check out the link below to keep your appetite whetted. The switches for these are two position with momentary spring depression for each, to momentarily energize the valve. It has gone through a fresh, ground-up restoration with less than 100 miles on it. The transmission was also upgraded to a brand new electronically controlled 4L80E with a factory wiring harness and computer. The black paint was then buffed and polished to a deep rich shine.
It has gone through a fresh, ground-up restoration with less than 100 miles on it. . It has gone through a fresh, ground-up restoration with less than 100 miles on it. So I will get back to you tomorrow after my drive and fill up on that tank. To view more photos, you can visit: photobucket. I'm curious, is pump power switched through the tank valve? Guam52 stated that when he switches to the left tank the engine stumbles and misses. Install a pressure gauge in the system in order to confirm that low fuel pressure is the problem.
Typically the weakest link in the supply line is that small hose that connects the output of the pump to the metal line that exits the tank because it is submerged in gas all the time. Its great when you can get help like the guys on here, chip in and share answers and tips. All the nuts and bolts with their original pipes were sent for zinc plating before installation. I thank you very much for all these answers and tips and just your thoughts and opinions. The transmission was also upgraded to a brand new electronically controlled 4L80E with a factory wiring harness and computer. Engine oil pressure activates the switch on the top back of the engine. I also changed the switch on the dash as well.
I will take it for a drive tomorrow and burn up some fuel in the left tank and see if it is really using it from that tank. I may be all wet here, could be a weak pump or flakey valve, but I have seen this problem on a couple of trucks I have messed with. I had not been able to us any gas out of that tank for a while , but now it is working fine. The restoration process started with the exterior of truck. In the final step, all the body parts were installed back with extreme attention to detail and professionalism as you can see in the photos.
The truck also comes with a 205 transfer case. I personally think the fuel pump in the right tank is bad I can never heard it when it's selected to right tank. This is where the ground for the fuel pump and sending unit is connected. I know I had a small engine 0 rings swell up on me on my lawn mower. Next, a brand new brake system and all brand new suspensions were put on. There are no electrical problems with this vehicle. If the valve doesn't operate, the sender is not swapped.
All the nuts and bolts with their original pipes were sent for zinc plating before installation. Next, a brand new brake system and all brand new suspensions were put on. The truck also comes with a 205 transfer case. Based on this statement I think the power for the left pump is getting switched. The 3 second operation of the fuel pump by the relay is to prime the fuel system, this makes the engine easier to start.