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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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So for everyone who was putting up with my two earlier posts....
Some things in our cars are easier solved with checking the simplest stuff first

Well while out driving about my car sputtered and stalled, in the middle lane of traffic no less UP HILL!, and I was like eff me right! I thought I somehow managed to run out of gas because the fuel filter is clear and there was ZERO gas in it. So I open up the fill port start to put my red fuel can into it and it effin overflows....So DOUBLE eff me! Car still won't start because of lack of fuel....

I keep a tool set in my trunk and start goin to town on things. Low and behold my extra fuel filter is Messed wayyy the heck up and pinched so no fuel is getn by. Use my handy dandy tools, remove the Filter. And now she Roars down the road. It also fixed some of my transmission gear changing problem. What a night what a night....


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It's always good to actually find what the problem is... hunting it down and not finding it is a PITA.




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Hey kfactor90, I don't think iv'e ever seen a Ford carb that took a GM fuel filter.... What motor and carb are you running on your 68 Gal w/a c6? Post a picture. Are running a gm Q-jet? And why do you have 3 separate threads for the same vehicle/problem?.................T
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Oh yea, I'm glad you car runs better..............T
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Hey kfactor90, I don't think iv'e ever seen a Ford carb that took a GM fuel filter.... What motor and carb are you running on your 68 Gal w/a c6? Post a picture. Are running a gm Q-jet? And why do you have 3 separate threads for the same vehicle/problem?.................T
It's a 460 with an edelbrock carb. GM Fuel Filter? I know the distributor is GM because I wanted to eliminate the coil. Normally I catch some flack for that.
And the threads were (what I thought) two swipe rate issues. The third one is me finding the main problem.

And I'm doing all this from my iPhone, so I don't have the best screen navigating abilities as you'd get from a desktop

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What motor and carb are you running on your 68 Gal w/a c6? Post a picture. Are running a gm Q-jet?.................T
Here it is, like I said 460 with an edelbrock carb
Didn't know what you meant by GM fuel filter though.
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Hey kfactor90, That was definitely a GM fuel filter that was jammed into your Ebrock carb. I don't think that carb even has a provision for a filter. I know my nephew's doesn't. It does have internal screens on the 2 needle valves though. The way that filter was mangled gives evidence to that argument. Btw those filters allways look clean as they filter fuel from the inside out. You need to cut them apart for inspection. On my nephew's Torino I installed a clear inline filter before the f/p.You might try that. Nice looking engine bay. Good luck.....................Terry
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Hey kfactor90, That was definitely a GM fuel filter that was jammed into your Ebrock carb. I don't think that carb even has a provision for a filter. I know my nephew's doesn't. It does have internal screens on the 2 needle valves though. The way that filter was mangled gives evidence to that argument. Btw those filters allways look clean as they filter fuel from the inside out. You need to cut them apart for inspection. On my nephew's Torino I installed a clear inline filter before the f/p.You might try that. Nice looking engine bay. Good luck.....................Terry

Found out and I learned this the hard way, that having any fuel filter BEFORE the fuel pump spells bad news bears. And I honestly don't know the difference between ford or GM fuel filters.

But this was my problem it was sucking way to hard and crimped it off, while after the fuel pump it pushes the fuel through the filter. Makes sense lol

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Having the RIGHT fuel filter before the fuel pump is just fine. And where you get your fuel, wether or not you use 10% ethanol & the condition of your tank are biggies as well.
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Found out and I learned this the hard way, that having any fuel filter BEFORE the fuel pump spells bad news bears. And I honestly don't know the difference between ford or GM fuel filters.

But this was my problem it was sucking way to hard and crimped it off, while after the fuel pump it pushes the fuel through the filter. Makes sense lol


Hey Kfactor90, I've had a inline filter (actually the same one,oop's) before My fuel pump for almost 20 years! My car run's TIT's! My Nephew's Torino however has a fuel tank full of rust. SEE PICTURE. He's got a replacement tank on the way. Wtf would you want to suck that crap into your fuel pump effectively killing it? If your mechanical pump is healthy it will draw 10-14" of vacuum which is more than enough to draw threw an inline filter. If your going to stick with a mechanical pump which is just fine get a Marine or Police interceptor pump! These pump's put out 9-11psi @ the carb & draw +12" in of vacuum. My 428 tri power 64 XL with a/c has never vapor locked or starved for fuel here in Redding where it has been 115-117* for weeks. BTW if that Ebrock is a 650 cfm you need a bigger carb,or more of them! That motor has intake ports the size of sewer pipes!..............T
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BTW if that Ebrock is a 650 cfm you need a bigger carb,or more of them! That motor has intake ports the size of sewer pipes!..............T
Second I deleted that filter from the line my cars has been running peachy. Ebroc carb is a 750 e/choke

Thank gawd I know my fuel tank is Brand spankin new! Cuz I put that in myself haha. The inside of that one in the pic was black!

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