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Old 11-05-2012, 03:06 AM   #6
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My dad once made an alternate fuel supply for our '67 Ford pickup when the fuel pump failed at 9:00 at night on a lonely stretch of interstate.

He was a regular McGyver. He found a pop can in the ditch, then took a section of windshield washer hose, syphoned some gas from the tank, and then duct taped the can to the windshield and gravity fed fuel into a vent hole on top of the carb bowl. That got us a mile to an exit and gas station.

Then he bought some fuel line, a gas can, and a nipple that fit the carb inlet. Secured the gas can behind the cab above the carb level, started a syphon, and fed fuel to the carb for the last 50 miles home.

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