When I was younger I had a little fuel fire under the hood one hot August afternoon, and a few close calls also due to in-line filters or rubber hoses between the pump and carburator. I won't build one now without hard line or braided line connecting those. I like an inline filter just because some of my projects sit from time to time, and our gas now worries me, so I grab the frame mounted fuel lines from 80's and 90's GM trucks every chance I get. I'f you're careful you can do this with them. Get the WIX filters on-line by the case and they're only a couple bucks each if you time it right.