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fuel filter with return line - what oem application

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31Vicky with a hemi, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. I know mid 60's Pontiacs with AC had them. Restoration repos are available @ $35.00 (Not)

    Amc's had them but the return line comes out the top and not going to work so good.

    Any other manufacturer use them?
    Got an application or part # for them ?
     
  2. a/gasser51
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    i think a fuel filter from a jeep around 1985 or so has a 3/8 inlet and outlet and a 5/16 return.
     
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  4. Thanks for the pic that's the type for those that don't know.

    Yep, that's an amc jeep and the return is on the carb side or up.
     

  5. llonning
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    Years ago I picked up a '69 Kingswood wagon with a BBC and AC. It had a 3 port filter for inverted flare threads, can't remember what size though. Might give it a try.

    Len
     
  6. Bad Eye Bill
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  7. Bump for the night crew input
     
  8. Hot Rod Chris
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    Drunk man beat me to it. Basically any dodge pickup with a 318 or 360 carbureted will have it like that.
     
  9. Red Dragon Racing
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    My 88 Wranger has that type. The #s are:

    Wix -- 33040
    Delco -- GF423
    Motorcraft -- FG13
     
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  10. rdemilt
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    73 plymouth Cuda 340 should have a metal inline filter with a return port.
     
  11. NMCarNut
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    At least two were used in the Chevrolet line up:
    AC# GF99 -
    Corvair turbocharged: late 63 - 66
    AC# GF432 -
    Big Block full-sized: 67 - 69
    Big Block Corvette: 68 - 69
    Big Block Chevelle: 69
    Big Block and 350 Nova: 69 -70
    The difference between them is the GF432 main fuel line fittings are flare tube and the GF99 pipe.
     

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  12. 40FordGuy
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    Ditto, 60's Poncho w/ factory a/c. The idea was to prevent vapor lock, by allowing the vapor to be vented back to the tank. My 64 Bonneville had one.

    4TTRUK
     
  13. 40FordGuy
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    Ps; The filters were mounted vertical, with the "double" side up.

    4TTRUK
     
  14. Really?
    Crap
     
  15. Red Dragon Racing
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    Mine in the Wrangler is mounted horizontal. You just have to make sure that the return line is at 12 o'clock and it works just fine.
     
  16. Vandy
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    Ford trucks with 460's came with what Ford called the "hot fuel option" it uses a return line from the filter also. I can tell you that I run this set up on my 460's, sure stops vapor lock. I have never worried about clocking the return line.
     
  17. Larry T
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    Might not be what you're looking for but 409's had a sediment bowl type filter with a return line on it.
     

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  18. bonez
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    I have a return line on the carb goin on a Y fitting b4 the fuel filter. On a 70 Ford.
    Always wondered what its for, as i ran it without for some time and seemed to make no diffrence whatsoever.
     
  19. farna
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    Why is the return line on the carb side a problem? AMC did it that way so fuel on the higher pressure side (a little higher before going through filter) wouldn't return to carb "early". There was no control valve -- fuel returned if it "dead headed" at the carb.
     
  20. No major issues, aesthetics mostly minor routing ass ache
     
  21. farna
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    Well, there might be a problem with too much returning with the return on the "in" side, especially if the filter starts to get clogged.
     
  22. aaggie
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    My 1983 Dodge van with 318 engine has the return line fuel filter.
     
  23. Yep,
    i was thinking it would be made similar to the late model units but this is much simpler
     

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