Can't get a 351W started. please help!!!

83' Bronco 351W Several nights of work and I'm getting stumped here guys. I'm gonna tray and describe my story a little better to see if any ideas come to
mind, I found a Bronco sitting in a driveway and it was for sale. The guy told me that about a month ago he ran it out of gas and he didnt do anything to it, (got a 18 year old pregnate and so has no money and needs to get rid of truck) He said it ran awesome. I bought it based on that which was really dumb. But anyway, I bought the fuel pump and asked him to install it. I pull up with my trialer to hual it home and he was in the process of bleeding the fuel line. I wanted to get it home so I said I would do it. (another bad move) but anyway, I got her home and disconnected the fuel line and the "half way" point (a small peice of rubber house had been spliced in) I was getting no fuel. (tank is 1/4 btw too) I hooked up a electric fuel pump i had and was now sucking gas out of the tank from that "half way" point. I then removed the pump and was getting lots of gas through the line VIA gravity. I then connected the half way point and went up to the front where I disconnected the hose from the inlet side of the fuel pump. THe hose was crimping really easlisy against the vertice peice that comes from the tank. Got a longer hose and was now getting gas up front with me electric pump. Took the pump off, connected the line to the pump took air system off, sprayed a little walmart engine started and bam, started up good and ideled perfect. I was in the garage and fumes were killing me so I killed it and opened the garage up. Tried again...... Dead battery now (it was really low to began with so it made sense) I charged the battery the next day and went to start it and it would give a little pop when i had my foot on the floors and then let go. At one time i was pumping quickly and holding the engine barley alive. Dead battery again....... Next time I was getting nothing. Not even a pop. I am getting fuel all the way at the top of the carb. I take the line off the carb and tunr the engine over and had a buddy with me telling me it was flowing good up top. Fuel filter??? Not inline that I can see..... Is it one of those deals where the filter is in the carb where the hose goes? Electrical shut off of some kind? Anyways the start the process of finding out what???? Havnt owened a carb. car before. It has the 'adjusting" ford 2 rectangular holes on top of the carb. Is it posssible that i am not getting enough pressure? Maybe fuel is not getting in the carb when i hook the hose up? PLease ask questions if you have any. I am really reaching out here, thanks a ton for anyone who at least read this! -Awaiting some advice Ben
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The carb may be gooed up inside from sitting. Will it start if you dribble a little fuel down the carb???
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#1 do you have spark?? #2 you say 2 rectangular holes on top. this sound like a variable venturi setup, the biggest pos ever invented next to a chevy. try swapping to a regular carb. #3 fuel filter should be in the line from the pump to the carb.
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First, what year 351w is it? Next, what is it in. Third, what type of ignition do you have? Fourth, if you have a distributer, take off the cap, pull off the rotor and inspect the wires to the inductor plate. Look for a broken or green crusted wire at either the plug end or the pick up module on or under the plate. Fifth, if that don't fix it, let somebody who knows what they are doing check out your vehicle!!!!

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The basics as always. One check to see that the engine is making compression, being an 83 I would not doubt the timing chain has slipped. Basic diagnoses on the ignition system is also in order. A fuel injected engine needs exactly the same thing as a carbureted. Good mechanical, properly timed ignition and fuel.

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==========================Does it have a large "fitting" looking thing on/in the carb where the line goes in? If so, remove it, there is most likely a gummed-up, rotten filter in there that needs to be replaced.
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Make sure the fuel pump lines are hooked up correctly, next, follow the fuel line up to the carb and see if it goes into a housing that looks like about the size of a 3/4" or 7/8" open end wrench. If it does, then that is where your fuel filter is. PS, if this bone head was not resposible enough to keep that girl from getting pregnant, what makes you think he was resposile with his truck. Some people think that cars and women are just toys

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