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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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i just pulled the fuel line off the carb and kind of 'syphoned' it until i started smelling vapors.
if you fill the bowls up with fuel it will run long enough to get all the fuel up to the carb
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