I’m hoping the power of the H.A.M.B. will help me. We just bought a ‘50 Ford with a 8BA flathead. The night we struck the deal, the guy we bought it from jump started it with a Snap On roll around battery jumper (he owns a trucking company). He only poured a little gas in the 8BA carb, and it started and ran for about 3 minutes. It was two days before the roll back brought it to us, he said he had drove it down the road to the gas station and put gas in it, I believe he did, but we had it roll backed because the body is apart, no glass or lights. Once we’ve gotten it home we’ve put a new 6v battery in it, taken the fuel line off and blown it out and filled the bowl with good gas. I’ve even tried starting fluid to get it started and can’t. I think he hit the battery with 12v when the previous owner was trying to get it started for me that night, I’ve been told that he may have hurt the regulator, but it did run after that. I know the carb does need to be rebuilt. It’s my first 6v system and my first flathead so I’m feeling a little defeated, but I wanted to have it running before I started doing any carb rebuilding or tune up so I have a baseline of, yes it runs. So what am I overlooking or not doing correctly?