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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 15, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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best fuel filter.

Ok, I admit it, Ive got rust in my tank. Ive got one of those big plastic see through inline filters within 6" of the carb inlet. The fuel looks good in the filter, nice and clear, but my carbs keep filling up with red mud. Is there a filter that can stop this? I admit Ive been running the car with 1/2 tank or less right down to practically E. Ive been using ones that look like this.



Are the all metal ones any better. Im hoping that I can run all that stuff out of the tank eventually. Which filter works the best?
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Re: best fuel filter.

Look at the microns on the the filter package. That's what makes and good one to a bad one. How much it really filters.
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Re: best fuel filter.

I use one before the fuel pump and one after, plus the bronze ones in the carb
if you are having to change your filter that often, I would suggest you pull and clean your tank
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I use one before the fuel pump and one after, plus the bronze ones in the carb
if you are having to change your filter that often, I would suggest you pull and clean your tank
Thats the thing, the filter looks clean and so does the fuel.I was thinking of running 2 filters for a while. Does someone recommend one that works good?
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Re: best fuel filter.

I'm with Kevin. Drain, and clean the tank.


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I'm with Kevin. Drain, and clean the tank.
I know, even to just replace it would be better. But that cant happen just yet. So, I m looking for the best way to keep my carb from filling up with red stuff.
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Re: best fuel filter.

The other side of that is it is also in the block intake now. Why wait. Takes a day to drain, drop hose out and dry. You may find the tank is beyond cleaning and reusing.


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Re: best fuel filter.

Fuel tanks are pretty cheap.

I'd bite the bullet and solve the problem instead OD addressing the symptom

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Re: best fuel filter.

When you get your tank cleaned or replaced, FILL IT UP and when you get to 1/2 tank , fill it again.
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Re: best fuel filter.

Drain/clean the tank and check your sock. The sock could have a large rip in it which would then suck up all the crap at the bottom of the tank.

I use this 3/8 GM Vette filter under my alternator.
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Drain/clean the tank and check your sock. The sock could have a large rip in it which would then suck up all the crap at the bottom of the tank.

I use this 3/8 GM Vette filter under my alternator.
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X2 with Mark...I installed one on the inlet side of the fuel pump. Fit perfect along the frame and doesn't detract from the overall appearance!

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Re: best fuel filter.

Engine needs only ten microns to run clean, anything smaller flows through the engine unnoticed. Recommended is a one hundred micron filter in the tank (the mesh strainer on the end of the pick up tube). I don't recommend paper filters because the alcohol in the fuel absorbs water and a wet paper filter isn't a good filter material for anything more than coffee.

Alcohol is here to stay so it is time to upgrade your car to burn it or consider driving around burning only racing gas that has to be kept in a closed container and burned five gallons at a time or it goes bad VERY quickly (anybody mention how expensive it is to buy then add the cost of shipping). So you need to consider a stainless steel gas tank as used on all new cars and trucks. Add to that stainless steel fuel lines three eighths of an inch in size or larger.

Assuming you are not overly concerned about restoration value you will also need an anodized aluminum Holley carburetor (in your choice of colors. Different companies sell a "Holley" looking carb in choices of red, green, black, and purple so far). The anodizing will protect the carburetor for a time, but the anodizing sacrifices itself to electrolysis from the reactants in the gas so it will be used up eventually. This is the true cost of gasohol that is added to older cars still on the road.

With an aftermarket electric fuel pump and a stainless steel, aluminum, or plastic fuel cell I would use a cleanable perforated stainless steel filter before the pump rated at one hundred microns and a stainless steel wool or a fiberglass fiber mesh ten micron filter after the pump and not worry about the one hundred micron sintered bronze strainer in the carb inlet. This will filter the fuel without adding additional fluid friction in the fuel delivery system.

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