I have at least one extra pump in the spares that I can try quickly.
I only use non-ethanol high test. Usually from the same place, 91 octane. However, I did put 3/4 of a tank from a different place of Ultra 94 in it (still no ethanol) right before this happened. Wonder if there's water in it...
<edit> Fuel is getting to the carb, the accelerator pump gives a nice shot. Car will start and idle. Still gasps and dies when the accelerator is opened. No cough, no backfire, does not run rough. Double checked all plug/cap connections. Pulled #1 plug, it looks great. The sintered bronze fuel filter looks great, no debris.
Decided to pull the pump. It's the original one. It looks like it's working, I can cycle the pump and gas comes out. Once I drained it, it will pull vacuum on the inlet when I cover it with my finger.
Both pumps I have are not correct for the 65. Had an NOS Carter in my spares, but wrong connections. Pulled the pump from my 71, and its outlet is bigger (and flare connection) than the 65.
Can't decide if I should throw a replacement pump on it, or put it back together and start looking at ignition.
Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
Last edited by jayoldschool; 06-19-2016 at 05:33 PM.