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How do I prime my fuel system?

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I would like to check for leaks before starting the engine. The Chevelle has been sitting for over a year. During that time, I replaced the fuel lines between the mechanical fuel pump, regulator, filter and carburetor. These are all double flare aluminum, so I really want to sort out leaks and makes sure the flares are good. I could rig up an electric pump as a "puller", but can I pull fuel from the tank though the mechanical fuel pump?
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with new flare fittings, i always tighten and loosen them a few times to get them to "seat". i've never dealt with aluminum flare lines, tho.
all you can really do is get them tight, fire it up, and fix any leaks as they pop up.
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