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Old 02-12-2020, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Nice Gasoline Filter

N'Abend miteinander!

Does anyone have a tip for an good antique-old gasoline filter? There are nice filters for Harley D., but they are much too coarse in the strainer and are of no use.

The mounted plastic filter (micronic paper) works very well, but unfortunately ugly for a classic car.
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Old 02-12-2020, 04:48 PM   #2
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No, But get rid of rubber hose/filter and put on stock style gas line. If your tank is clean and have a pencil filter in gas tank shouldn't need that filter.plus the firewall filter
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Old 02-12-2020, 04:54 PM   #3
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Thank you, Gary. But no, the tank is unfortunately not clean. There is some rust in it, but also old tough residues that only dissolve very slowly.

Therfore because of this, I unfortunately have to use a fine gasoline filter in the line.
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:19 PM   #4
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If you have a glass sediment bowl, a NAPA 3039 filter will fit right at the top where the brass screen is. I got one today for a little over $6. The guy said it showed as being for some GM products back in the early 60s so there wasn't any in the store but they got one shipped in next day. It looks like it is made to be there.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:06 PM   #5
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I run a disposable filter similar to that on each of my cars, rubber connections and all. I figure a flexible section in the fuel line reduces the possibility of a fracture, hence reduces the risk of fire. I also use FAMs so the motor moves a bit and without the flexible section, all that movement has to be taken by the fuel line and it will eventually fail, IMO. 80,000 miles and no problem.
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I too run one inside the sediment bowl.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:26 PM   #7
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I run a disposable filter similar to that on each of my cars, rubber connections and all. I figure a flexible section in the fuel line reduces the possibility of a fracture, hence reduces the risk of fire. I also use FAMs so the motor moves a bit and without the flexible section, all that movement has to be taken by the fuel line and it will eventually fail, IMO. 80,000 miles and no problem.
Interesting Synchro....I run a similar filter arrangement as well, but just replaced the rubber tubing with a steel line for the same reason - worry that vibration would lead to tubing failure. Maybe I should rethink.....
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If you have a glass sediment bowl, a NAPA 3039 filter will fit right at the top where the brass screen is. I got one today for a little over $6. The guy said it showed as being for some GM products back in the early 60s so there wasn't any in the store but they got one shipped in next day. It looks like it is made to be there.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:55 PM   #9
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I too run one inside the sediment bowl.
Went this route -

https://www.brattons.com/glass-sedim...el-filter.html
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I'm with Gary in No. 2. I have never had much luck with the other filters. Well that's not entirely true if you count bad luck. Had to be hauled home twice before I removed the filters except the pencil filters inside the tank attached to the shut off valve. Helps me pick up clear fuel from higher up in the tank. Some forego the filter and just use a small length of tubing inside the shutoff. I prefer the pencil filter and haven't experienced any clogging in the carburetor since I replaced the filters in the line with the one filter in the shut off. Your results may vary if the tank is extremely rusted.
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:15 AM   #11
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Werner, does the filter have a direction of flow? Seems to me it should be 180 degrees switched so the tapered end would discharge into the carburetor?
Maybe it doesn't matter.
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Guten Morgen.


My car's year of construction is 1928 with the original iron bowl. I will use copper for the fuel line, it is elastic and does not tend to crack when vibrating. At this time there is brass.

My problem is that I need a very finely screened filter. The plastic-paper-filter in the past was very dirty after 3000 mls. But such a plastic thing doesn't look good for this classic car. -


Bob, yes, the filter is mounted the right way round. The large filter area should always pointing towards the inlet.


Thank you for the hints!
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The original Ford sediment bowls without add-ons work very. Any additional filter in the system is a flow restriction.
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What year did Ford switch from the cast iron to glass sediment bowl?
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Old 02-13-2020, 10:56 AM   #15
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If you think you need an xtra gas filter the ones on riding lawn mowers are small.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:28 AM   #16
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Copper is more likely to harden and crack than steel line.
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The original Ford sediment bowls without add-ons work very. Any additional filter in the system is a flow restriction.
Mine like that was letting fine particles into the carb and eventually stopping up the jets. Installing the NAPA 3039 solved the problem. I drained the tank thru that filter and it pissed a steady stream.

I check it occasionally and changed it when necessary. Takes 5 minutes. Much easier than changing the finger screen inside the tank which requires dissembling the plumbing after draining the tank.

I know, I'm a heretic for removing the finger screen but it got stopped up on a tour and was a PITA on the side of the road.
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Copper is more likely to harden and crack than steel line.

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe Werner was referring to copper-nickle line? That stuff doesn't work harden like straight copper and it bends beautifully.
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:33 PM   #19
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Good Morning all...Back in the 60's an old mechanic working on my Model A changed my car to the glass bowl filter on the fire wall and inserted a big magnet that covered the bottom of the glass bowl...it seems to trap what ever comes out of the tank and I can look into the bowl and see when to open the filter and clean the red rust/stuff off the magnet, wipe out the bowl and put it back together...Ernie in Arizona
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in Werners case I think form follows function.I second the nicopp for lines if going that direction
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