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Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: Sir Thomas ()
Date: January 13, 2018 08:43AM

I just discovered this in a container of engine parts I have and it isn't something I think I have seen before. ID?

Thomas Ratliff
Abilene, Texas (NEW transplant from Indiana)
'65 Fitch Sprint (very nearly completed)
'66 Monza convertible with EFI
ThomasMRatliff@yahoo.com

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: January 13, 2018 08:54AM

Used to call it a 'Petcock' filter back in the day, Had a (49?) dodge truck that had one and would collect water and debris in it. Would empty it occasionally and drive on...

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

!967.. 4th body
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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: January 13, 2018 09:04AM

Google fuel glass bowl sediment filter. Used back in the day due to poor quality fuel. Lots of sand/dust/dirt would be in the fuel.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: January 13, 2018 09:05AM

Google automotive sediment bowl. 1910-1930's technology.

'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: jmaechtlen ()
Date: January 13, 2018 09:45AM

Some of them had a sintered brass filter element as well.

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: bobg1951chevy ()
Date: January 13, 2018 01:35PM

Here are those same glass bowl fuel filters on my 1951 Chevy.

They work fine, no vibrations or leaks, as found with plastic inline filters with rubber inlets and outlets.

Bob G., Hendersonville, NC

1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 2 door sedan. Purchased in 2000.

1969 Corvair 500 Coupe. # 2671. Purchased in 2017.

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: Sir Thomas ()
Date: January 13, 2018 03:17PM

Very interesting. Thanks for these insights guys.

Thomas Ratliff
Abilene, Texas (NEW transplant from Indiana)
'65 Fitch Sprint (very nearly completed)
'66 Monza convertible with EFI
ThomasMRatliff@yahoo.com

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: January 13, 2018 06:38PM

My 48 Pontiac has a cool variant that I'm sure was common for quite a while across gm lines. The bowl is in the base of the pump. The filter is a stack of waffle thin brass washers. Makes for a nice filter. Two screws and they come apart for cleaning. Infinitely reuseable

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: veverlove ()
Date: January 13, 2018 08:41PM

I've only encountered those filters in marine applications. Used to do a lot of marine mechanic-ing when I owned a house boat. Had a little 3 cylinder Volvo-Penta diesel engine. I'd clean that bowl twice a week. Finally bought a good double filter system that ended that. From twice a week to once every month or so. The marine environment is rife w/ moisture that wants to stow away in your fuel tank.

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: bobg1951chevy ()
Date: January 13, 2018 10:00PM

The Stig Wrote:
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> My 48 Pontiac has a cool variant that I'm sure was
> common for quite a while across gm lines. The
> bowl is in the base of the pump. The filter is a
> stack of waffle thin brass washers. Makes for a
> nice filter. Two screws and they come apart for
> cleaning. Infinitely reuseable

Yes, the pump WITH GLASS BOWL FILTER was also offered on Chevrolet.

Bob G., Hendersonville, NC

1951 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 2 door sedan. Purchased in 2000.

1969 Corvair 500 Coupe. # 2671. Purchased in 2017.

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: January 13, 2018 10:22PM

If your going to use it, install with the glass down.

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: streblerm ()
Date: January 14, 2018 05:29AM

Yep, that’s a sediment bowl. Lots of old tractors use them as well. On tractors with gravity fuel feed they go directly in the bottom of the tank to collect water as well as sediment. I’m not sure they would perform the same with a fuel pump. On the tractors gunk collects mostly when the tractor isn’t in use. It was standard operating procedure to empty the sediment bowl and check the oil before using the tractor.

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: curt ()
Date: January 14, 2018 10:33AM

our 1937 Chevrolet had one, my faher had it added. I remember it well.

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Re: Is this a fuel filter?
Posted by: VegasVair ()
Date: January 14, 2018 11:09AM

I had a 1949 Chevrolet with the dealer option glass bowl fuel filter
and the canister style oil filter. Neither item was standard in 49.

65 Corsa 140/4 A/C convert.
CORSA+Vegas Vairs

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