I have a 1980 TR8 (carbs) that has been in storage since 1987. I am trying to get it started and am still dealing with getting fuel to the carbs. The car has an external pump installed on it. There is no fuel coming out of the tank. I blew air inside the tank and it improved a little and eventually clogged again. I opened up the fuel tank and removed the original fuel pump and noticed the fuel line from the to the old internal pump was broken. Thus, the sock filter was not being used. There is a lot of crud in the tank that I am trying to remove. I was wondering if I can leave the line inside the tank open without a filter. I did put a filter between the tank and the new external pump.
Any help is appreciated.