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Old 04-07-2004, 05:18 PM
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No gas filter

Just had an engine swap and had a 350 GM replacement engine put into my 66 Pontiac LeMans which had an OHC 6 with a rochester carb that had the Bronze fuel filter in the carb.

Now it's got a 600 cfm Holley and I see the guy that did the swap just ran the gas line straight to the carb and din't put any kind of gas filter on the line.

It's just a cruiser not a race car or anything, Can anyone tell me which ,, say Fram filter for instance to use and should it go before or after the mechanical fuel pump or both?
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Old 04-07-2004, 05:55 PM
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I like this one because it removes water as well, catches those cheesy gas stations that sell water logged fuel...so you never visit again.

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Best place for a filter is on the frame before the pump, but a pain to change. Wherever it is, you should make sure that you have one.
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This is what I have on my system and I like how it works.
First I have one regular fuel filter that you can get at any local auto parts store and it's between the pump and the tank. I change that one as often as the manufacturer recommends. Then I have a nice glass exterior filter between the carb and the pump. This allows me to see that all of my fuel getting past the pump and going into my carb is pure and that my first filter, between the tank and pump, is doing its job properly.
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This is what I have on my system and I like how it works.
First I have one regular fuel filter that you can get at any local auto parts store and it's between the pump and the tank. I change that one as often as the manufacturer recommends. Then I have a nice glass exterior filter between the carb and the pump. This allows me to see that all of my fuel getting past the pump and going into my carb is pure and that my first filter, between the tank and pump, is doing its job properly.
That is exactly what I do. Works very well.

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Thanks for the advice.

I went and got a basic clear plastic cone shaped universal for now just to get something on there.
I put it just before the fuel pump because that's where the fuel line first becomes visable from the tank foward and it's the only place there's rubber hose and not metal lines.

It filled up pretty good on start up but I drove the car for about 20 miles and checked it out again with the car running at idle and it was completely empty except for a tiny trickle flowing through the bottom of the casing, the car was running good though.

Does this sound normal, the empty filter thing?
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Yep.
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The best thing about this place besides the loads of info available by just looking is that you can ask a simple, novice question and not get dogged out for not knowing.
Everyone's gotta learn something once, even the simplest things.

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