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Thread: 320 ci 4 bbl fuel filter question

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    320 ci 4 bbl fuel filter question

    I have a 52' roadmaster that has the original 4 bbl and 320 strt8. I am in the process of overhauling the fuel system. Restored tank & sending unit), hand bent fuel lines, new fuel pump, through the frame grommets, flexible fuel line etc.

    I didn't install a sock or strainer on the sending unit as i was told it will only cause problems later on.
    I am also asuming there is also some sort of coarse strainer that is in the fuel pump.

    My question is: Is the factory fuel filter that this car has had for the last 58 years that is built onto the inlet side of the carburetor sufficient for proper filtration or should i add another filter?

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    320 CI 4 bb; fuel filter question

    This is the pancake style, metal consructed I assume. They can be cleaned and used over. Also www.bobsautomobilia.com has period filters available if you would like to change.

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    Yes it is the pancake style. If this will still provide proper filtering after cleaning I'll use it. I wasn't sure if it would still do the job after all these years. I'm assuming it's a mesh filter that can be cleaned ?

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    We used to call them silver dollar filters. They can be taken apart and cleaned, but I run an auxiliary filter down near the fuel pump.
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