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After the Flood

We had startling floods along the coast in MA last winter January flood 21" brackish water in my garage. Got my other cars out by the time I got to the Dodge it would have done more harm than good to move it.  Been working on it since with grandson.  Two treatments inside and out with Salt-Away, then two oil changes and filter, transmission drain and refill, rear end drain refill, corrosion blaster on underside.  Motor started fine and electrics. Then I think started pulling water in fuel.  Drained tank, now draining fuel system, some mysterious layer in fuel bowl.  Then hopefully motor runs good  againthen wheel bearings and brakes that I was planning on doing before the flood.  Will try and attach photos. Any advice gladly accepted.

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Wow!  A black D2 sedan that seems to be in outstanding condition.  I'm jealous.  My D2 will require a lot of effort to GET to the point that you are.  But I'm sad to hear the misfortune you experienced with flooding.  I lost a few cars in June of 2006 to flooding and it was heartbreaking.  

 

It seems like you're on your way to recovery.  I'm trying to resurrect a 4 door slantback with the help of my 11 YO son and we're not making much progress lately!

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Pete,

Definitely some water in fuel not so sure how it got in there.  Hopefully getting the last bit out now.  Gave it a grease job over weekend, no water squirted out of any fittings (good sign) pretty resilient cars.  Funny how the starter and electrics all mounted up pretty high on the engine, so none of that went under water.  Still a lot to do to get back to where I was about a year ago with a relatively perfect car.  

Lee

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Nice car. Too bad it got soaked, that flood water can do a number on cars!

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Does anyone have the source for correct replacement fuel pump for 36 Dodge D2?  Car starts if I fill fuel bowl, suspecting the fuel pump not performing.

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13 minutes ago, 1936 Viper said:

Does anyone have the source for correct replacement fuel pump for 36 Dodge D2?  Car starts if I fill fuel bowl, suspecting the fuel pump not performing.

Did you try Bernbaum or Roberts?.

 

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I put the numbers of the pumps on your other topic. There are a couple of 1521789 = 1935 DU pumps on eBay; they don't show as interchangeable.

 

If the pump is not working, take it off and look at it. Undo the stirrup hold the glass. Does the glass rock on its seat? If so, the top is warped and it will not "suck". If so, it is straightenable, carefully, gently, with boiling water. Otherwise, it might be the diaphragm - was it good for ethanol? They are pretty simple. If the top needs straightening, I have put the method up a couple of times and can do so again if you need it.

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Thanks Spinneyhill, got the model numbers from your other post will look into rebuilding once I determine this is the problem .  Fuel bowl not filling in the carb

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Motor now running good, gear box, clutch working, rear end good.   Not getting fuel into float bowl.  Sprayed float valve couple times think it is fuel pump may have failed  coincidentally.  Will test then send out to be rebuilt.  Then back on the brakes and wheel bearings.  Replaced trans gear oil and rear end oil and changed oil and filter twice so far so good.  New fender skirts from this forum at least it looks good least it looks good..  image.png.79e841440717b1ea0e282dab305d97b7.pngimage.png.5dcf67d4bd18ea11a0cde11674b51e26.png

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Getting there all gear running well, rebuilt fuel pump, float chamber will not re-fill, cleaned float valve as much as I can.  Runs well on the fuel in float bowl then konks out.  Not quite ready for prime time but getting there.  Skirts courtesy of Uptown Dodge from this forum.

 

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Are you getting good fuel supply to the Pump and past?  On my 48 Plymouth and my 36 Chrysler the years of sediment in the tank started loosening up with use and plugged the screen on the pickup in the gas tank.  I ended up pulling the tank,  then put a few gallons of evaporust in it,  once I got all the gas out I could.  Let it sit,  then cleaned it out.  It came up spotless on the bottom as no correctly fitting replacement tanks were available.   Cured my starving for gas problem I had been having.  I also added a clear in line filter just to make sure nothing else was coming through. 

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