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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 08, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Crushed fuel line

Today I found the 3/8 fuel line just infront of the rear tire 1/2 crushed for about 2". It looks like someone jacked the car up and hit the gas line. I wanted to put a inline fuel filter in anyway and this looks like the spot once I cut the crushed part out, it looks like 1/2 the flow was taken away.
I have a 454 with a 750 Edelbrock,Mechanical pump on the block, there is a Edelbrock inline filter just before the carb. What would be a good filter to use? I want to use 3/8 hose to connect the filter, what size of micron filter would be good? I need something under 1.5" diameter to keep it hidden, any suggestions?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 08, 06:39 PM
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Re: Crushed fuel line

Sounds like you already have a good filter, plus I'm assuming you have a screen on the tank pickup. Why bother with still another filter? I think you're well protected as-is. I would simply repair the damaged line and move on.

Additionally, adding another filter MIGHT restrict fuel flow somewhat.

Of course, this is JMHO.

One more thought - if you still decide to add a filter, I see your preference for one that has OD of less then 1.5", thus you might be tempted to use one of those see-through glass filters. Do not use one of them. I've seen them leak on more than one occasion.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 08, 06:56 PM
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Re: Crushed fuel line

I agree with Dave on this especially on the see through glass filters.

I had one of these start leaking while I was breaking in a camshaft , not a good time at all for that to happen

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 08, 06:23 AM
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The K&N inline filters are good. They flow well and are cleanable.

Here is an example on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/K-N-B...QQcmdZViewItem
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The first see thru filter I bought was a Mr. Gasket, before I even had a chance to clean it, it leaked all over my intake manifold. The second one is a K&N filter. I don't know where either is manufactured, but the Mr. Gasket was very shoddy. I called to try to a replacement all I got was the runaround. I know it's only a fuel filter, but I thought it would last more than 10 minutes.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 08, 07:47 AM
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Re: Crushed fuel line

With a tube cutter, cut out the crushed fuel line. Then splice in your 3/8" fuel hose with a couple of hose clamps. Like others have stated you have a filter in the tank (or should, sometimes they come off) and one inline before the carb. Should be enough.
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Re: Crushed fuel line

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With a tube cutter, cut out the crushed fuel line. Then splice in your 3/8" fuel hose with a couple of hose clamps. Like others have stated you have a filter in the tank (or should, sometimes they come off) and one inline before the carb. Should be enough.
I would, if they are standard steel tubing, slightly flare the ends so that the clamps/hose will not pull off.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 08, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Crushed fuel line

Thanks guys, I will cut and slightly flare the fuel line and splice in a hose.
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