MaiTide has been running well for 4 plus years until last month.  Now Stb. engine turns over well but does not start. Replaced coil. Want to run some checks on fuel system, but don't know where the fuel pumps are located.  Any suggestions? Thanks

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Jerry - there are a couple different varieties of anti-siphon valves. If you go to west marine and search for one, you’ll see the most common/modern. Looks like a regular threaded hose barb, but has a ball and spring inside it. A clogged one cause me to lose practically all fuel pressure on one of my engines this summer.
Matt. I followed the gas lines from large filter going aft to starboard and port fuel tanks. I don't believe this Chris has any anti siphon valves. At least none I could identify. There is nothing in either line from filter to tank except a brass looking "tee shaped fitting, with on off valve, entering into tanks and right at the tanks surface. Thanks for the tip.

Engine fired right up after adjusting cap contact point inside distributor. Thanks to all for help. Glad I didnt have pull any !@%&*ing fuel pumps.

Captain   Williams  ........ If you have the original fuel tanks the anti -siphon setup design is inside the fuel tank .  It is a .007 size brass carb  jet screwed into the fuel line  assembly that works perfect with no ball / spring design to clog .  If you convert to electric fuel pumps you must block off / remove  that assembly or you will have fuel starvation issues  /  lean condition  .

Tim  /  with mighty 427`s 


Jerry, glad to hear you did not have to replace fuel pumps but remember to tap the weep holes on both pumps (can be done while pumps are on engines) and screw in a hose barb.  Run fuel line from barbs up to your carburetors to insure you have no leaking gas or gas mist going into your bilge when your diaphragms do eventually fail.


Dave Wilson 42' Commander "Valhalla"

Again thanks to all who helped solve this ignition problem. Turns out I was wrong for choosing fuel over fire in solving. And thanks to Tim and Dave for the insight on fuel (anti siphon and weep) on the fuel side.

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