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.
Dave F. in Rhode Island
'68 Camaro SS Accel DFI 454 (SOLD - I'm a boring Corvette owner now)
Bought my first big-block Chevy in 1970