My 79 MGB acts like it's not getting fuel. If I put fuel in the line between the filter and the carb it will run for a minute or two.

Asked by Aug 16, 2012 at 03:26 PM about the 1977 MG MGB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This is a something new. I have replaced the fuel pump and cleaned the carb.

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Replace the fuel filter and check the fuel lines between tank and pump, they might be obstructed after 33 years.

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It is quite common for the contacts on the fuel pump to stick if left for a time. This is true even of brand new pumps. Can you hear the pump ticking when the ignition is turned on? If not, try hitting the pump with a suitable object (I always kept a hefty spanner in my MGB for such purposes) and it should start up.

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