After years of having to physically prime the carburetor I tried this check valve and now my TBird starts by the second crank and not necessary to prime. Great idea.
- Glenn Still, CA
Fuel line check valve
56 Bird starts the way a Ford should with the check valve!
- Jim Smalley, MI
Full line check valve. Part #9160CV
Since installing this check valve on my 1957 Tbird, it starts immediately. No pumping of the accelerator or grinding of the starter. A great improvement.
Does not work as promised
I expected the check valve to hold back the reverse flow of fuel as promised, but it does not. The 57 TBird still requires a minute or more of cranking after not running for one week.
9160 Fuel Line Check Valve Product Review
I recently purchased the #9160CV fuel line check valve for my 1955 Thunderbird from Classic Auto Supply Co. I have maintained my car to be as original and authentic as possible, so I still have a 6-volt electrical system and an old teapot carburetor. Normally, when I havent driven the car in four or five days, all of the gas has drained out or evaporated from the fuel pump, and it has taken a dozen punches to the accelerator and fifteen to twenty cranks of the starter to get the car going. I know it wasnt the carburetor since I had that rebuilt last year. I thought this might eventually kill the battery or the starter, so I figured for a very small amount of money I would try the check valve. It attached to the brass elbow at the bottom of the fuel pump. I tried the car after it sat for three days and it started with one push to the accelerator and only two cranks of the starter. To me, it almost feels like the car now has electronic ignition! A simple solution worth every penny!