Mark 6A spits fuel

Mark 6A spits fuel

Postby blaseko » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:10 am

I have a 1959 Mark 6A that spits fuel out of the bleeder tube. I have soaked and rebuilt the carb and installed a new float and that didn't help. It appears to run OK. I have not looked at the fuel pump yet. What is the purpose of the bleeder tube anyway?
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Re: Mark 6A spits fuel

Postby dave bernard » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:59 am

That is normal for those motors.
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Re: Mark 6A spits fuel

Postby JW in Dixie » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:46 pm

The tube is an excess fuel drain.
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Re: Mark 6A spits fuel

Postby blaseko » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:25 am

So that is normal operation. thanks. Now I have an issue with the water pump. I had no water flow so I disassembled the drive shaft housing and discovered the impeller crumbled. Removing the impeller was not that difficult but the housing is a beat up and I want to replace it and it seems jammed in or very snug. My manual just says remove it but not with any other detail. What am I missing? Any tricks or tips would help.
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