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Fuel line filter
#1364808 Sat Jun 13 2020 09:38 PM
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I am installing a electric fuel pump on the old truck (59 with a 235 . Was wondering if a inline filter should be between the tank and pump or pump and carb. This does not have the glass sight filter at the carb. Was thinking of one of the steel/alum filters with the replaceable filter.Pump is close to tank.

Re: Fuel line filter
59chevy36 #1364840 Sun Jun 14 2020 02:42 AM
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I'd want to catch the trash before it went into the pump...

What electric pump are you using? The one I have on my fire engine is a Faucet and I've had good success with them, but I still carry and NIB pump with me at all times.
I rigged the electric connections at the pump with pull apart connectors and have the new pump with a connector already installed making on the road replacement fast and easy. They will ALL fail at some point...

Why aren't you using the mechanical pump on the 235?

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Re: Fuel line filter
59chevy36 #1364884 Sun Jun 14 2020 05:37 PM
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I have a faucet cube pump. works good just thought a filter would keep the rust/crud outa the carb. The orig pump was gone when i got the truck but it had a electric from a car hooked up but badly. so i mounted a cube pump back by the pass door on the frame . Now am replacing the tank and thought this would be good idea. on your pump does it have a pressure shutoff? mine does not and some times overwhelms the needle valve.

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59chevy36 #1364885 Sun Jun 14 2020 05:49 PM
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59',

If period-correctness isn't a concern, I like to use Holley regulator 12-804 (adjustable 1-4 psi), which is relatively inexpensive and works well with electric fuel pump setups, and would solve your "flooding" issue. With this type of setup, a small mechanical fuel pressure gauge near the carb is nice to have, and there is an extra port on the Holley regulator that can be used for one.

Doug

Re: Fuel line filter
59chevy36 #1364887 Sun Jun 14 2020 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by 59chevy36
on your pump does it have a pressure shutoff? mine does not and some times overwhelms the needle valve.


The pump I use has an internal pressure relief system to prevent pressure when it's not running.

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/p...tF9iF88oXJfaiV4MD8sOIEL9IwBoC3MoQAvD_BwE

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