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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:39 pm    Post subject: Where under the tank? Reply with quote

I am open to move it under the tank, but where exaclty? How accesible would it be for checking and replacing? Any pictures of anyone that has done it this way?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:42 am    Post subject: Re: New location for Fuel filter Reply with quote

at0lde71 wrote:
I just installed a rebuilt engine in my std '71 and since I while I was at it I decided to relocate the fuel filter since I have heard so much about the dangers of placing in over the distributor. I fabricated a small saddle for the filter on the left side of the engine bay facing the engine.
Here are some pictures of the new location:

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Is this a better and safer location for the fuel filter?
Any possible problems?

Thanks,

Antonio[/img]


Very nice, now why not move it under the fuel tank for the greatest peace of mind. Then, go to Autozone and get Deutsch #FF403.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buggin_74 wrote:

however nowhere in the engine bay is safe to mount those clear plastic filters

if ur gonna stay with the plastic ones then best spot is under the fuel tank or at a pinch next to the gearbox but def not in the engine bay


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks very nice. i put mine under the car to get it out of the engine bay completely. if you spring a good leak there while on the road you still might have a fire. but under the car all that will happen is you get fuel on the ground. while the environment might not like it too much, i still have a car.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats a nice tidy install uve done there
certainly alot safe than the token flapping around on the pressure side of the fuel pump above the dissy

however nowhere in the engine bay is safe to mount those clear plastic filters

if ur gonna stay with the plastic ones then best spot is under the fuel tank or at a pinch next to the gearbox but def not in the engine bay

would be abit safer there tho if it was the metal efi type filters
those do a much better job anyway
the plastic ones are only rock catchers, most ppl with them still have probs with idle jets blocking
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice! I like the way you do it. Usually fuel filter should be behind the engine but seems like that place is decent enough. From what i can tell the fuel lines are away from the intake manifold which is good. That will prevent vapor lock. All i can say is just make sure you check the fuel lines once a while to prevent fire from occuring.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:20 pm    Post subject: Pics posted Reply with quote

Sorry, but it is not very intuitive adding photos to this forum. I had to edit the photos to a size that the forum allows.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:41 pm    Post subject: New location for Fuel filter Reply with quote

I just installed a rebuilt engine in my std '71 and since I while I was at it I decided to relocate the fuel filter since I have heard so much about the dangers of placing in over the distributor. I fabricated a small saddle for the filter on the left side of the engine bay facing the engine.
Here are some pictures of the new location:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Is this a better and safer location for the fuel filter?
Any possible problems?

Thanks,

Antonio[/img]


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