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Old 09-09-2007, 10:15 PM
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fuel filter before or after fuel pump?

do i put the fuel filter before or after the fuel pump?
1967 cougar with a 289,mechanical fuel pump, edelbrock 600carb, thanks.

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It might not hurt to have both if the vehicle has been sitting a long time... for the most part they are installed between the pump and carb....
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I agree, use two...."cheap" insurance......almost the only thing that can screw up a Edelbrock carb is dirt getting into the tiny fuel feed channels

$5 clear plastic Purolator filter or one of the glass filters on the hose at the pump into the pump....
(or scale from the tank can get stuck in the pump check valve to ruin the pump)
(and clear is so handy to tell gas is getting to the pump and carb)
(common, there is so much scale, the first one will soon be totally full of gas=plugged need a new one)

"and" it's not real hard to pull your tank and inspect the tank pickup filter (don't buy one of those $20 junk pickup assemblies)

then a second "pressure rated" metal filter after the pump (the clear plastic one is NOT rated to be under pressure)
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Delco Fuel Filter

This set-up isn't the cheapest - but it allows for changing elements, looks OEM and its a 50's/60's part you can still get brand new. It is an AC Delco GF-62 fuel filter assembly.



The inlet/oulet ports are 1/4 pipe thread and the two upper threaded bosses are tapped for 5/16 fine thread.



This one is mounted like a lot of older Fords - and one of the screw bosses has been drilled through and then tapped for a pressure gauge.
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forgot to post...(Mr Bird's pic' woke me up).....the 289 fuel pump with the built in filter is very available local and reasonable price ($35?).....

borrow a low pressure guage, use a "T" in the line by the carb, pressure test yours hot to see if you do have atleast 3.5 psi....Edelbrock wants 3.0 minumum, 5.5 max psi

sidenote:
Mr Bird.....I hope you did check out that link 57' posted to follow their trip!!!
the pic's of the 2 of them tells alot!
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Fuel Pump with Filter

Now that you mention it, I remember the part you speak of (Ford fuel pump with integral filter canister). I know the Mustang restoration vendors sell them - even the little red or gold cover can with the circa "C1" FOMOCO script.

Yeah - the guys in the '57 are about at Okie City or more by now. There is some really boring driving ahead of them! I made the trip to CAL down that road (and back to Chi-town) in my Dad's 53 Merc 2DOR flattie (twice) and once in my '62 Falcon. I need to drive the '56 up to Holbrook, AZ and take some pictures of it in front of the "Tee Pee Motel"! I ought to e-mail those guys and warn them to look for the place (now restored) - its the model for the motel in the cartoon movie "CARS".
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Not a good idea to use plastic or glass fuel filters, donīt be cheap, they can break and your ride will burn.
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