|12-12-2012 10:12 AM|
|GMR||That was good information cobalt327, thanks.|
|12-11-2012 12:55 PM|
I see Summit has a couple different sintered elements. The one that looks like a small top hat doesn't seem to have a micron rating so I'll guess it's fairly coarse. It is smaller than I'd want to see. But the longer cone-shaped sintered element (35 micron) looks OK.
A mechanical pump is pretty forgiving to crud in the fuel. In many/most cases the factory didn't bother to use a filter before the mechanical pump, most vehicles had only the sock in the tank until the filter right at the carb. That said, a 100 micron filter before the pump couldn't hurt as long as it has sufficient area/flow.
A finer filter can be used after the pump, like a 40 micron. Same thing with enough area/flow.
|12-11-2012 09:55 AM|
Sounds good, thanks fellas.
While I've got your attention - is a sintered bronze fuel filter at the carb sufficient (Summit brand replaceable) or should I add a paper or stainless or sintered bronze before the mechanical pump? Street car with 350 H.P. max.
|12-10-2012 02:03 PM|
|12-10-2012 11:39 AM|
Those are tapred pipe plugs, 1/4"-NPT. If you can get heat to them and a lttle wax, they'll usually come right out. Make the plug "glow" (NOT the block around it). 9/16" six-point socket...
|12-10-2012 11:13 AM|
350 sbc coolant drain plugs
Having a problem getting the drain plugs out. The engine is in the car. The block is a 3970010 casting. If I break them or some other bad news, I'm thinking my only option would be to drill them out and try to tap the hole to a bigger size. Are there other options?
My goal is to change the coolant but I don't want to create a disaster to accomplish that.