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Old 07-15-2006, 10:16 PM
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I have a fuel pump with a glass bowl at the bottom. Can these filters be purchased anywhere?
Can I take this assembly off of an old pump that has this filter design and transfer it to a rebuild pump that does not have it?
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Old 07-15-2006, 10:34 PM
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Default RE: Fuel Filter

Those sintered fuel filters for the fuel bowl are hard to come by as they have not been available since 1960. 1958 and 1959 Thunderbirds have a listing of an inline bowl filter in the Motor's books of 1960, so that is what apparently fitted to those cars after they were built.

I have once seen the sintered fuel filter for the fuel bowl on eBay.

Fuel bowls were deem dangerous about ten years ago, so rebuilt fuel pumps since then have had a plate instead of a fuel bowl. If you want you can replace this plate with your old fuel bowl.

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Old 07-16-2006, 12:36 AM
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It was worth a shot...I don't want to take a step backward. I guess I go with the inline filter.
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Old 07-16-2006, 12:49 AM
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>Those sintered fuel filters for the fuel bowl are hard to
>come by as they have not been available since 1960. 1958 and
>1959 Thunderbirds have a listing of an inline bowl filter in
>the Motor's books of 1960, so that is what apparently fitted
>to those cars after they were built.
>
>I have once seen the sintered fuel filter for the fuel bowl
>on eBay.
>
>Fuel bowls were deem dangerous about ten years ago, so
>rebuilt fuel pumps since then have had a plate instead of a
>fuel bowl. If you want you can replace this plate with your
>old fuel bowl.
>
>Alexander
>1959 Hardtop
>1960 Golde Top

Alexander if you ever find the correct ones please post the info. All I could find was one made by AC that has a paper filter.

http://www.rhyner.com/59jbird/photos/fuelbowl.jpg


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Old 07-16-2006, 09:49 AM
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That is the correct one to put inline on the 1958 and 1960.

There is a fuel filter clip that they sell for 1957 Thunderbirds. It bolts to the intake manifold. It works great to hold the fuel line and one of the vacuum lines to the fuel pump.

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Old 07-16-2006, 01:42 PM
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>That is the correct one to put inline on the 1958 and 1960.
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>There is a fuel filter clip that they sell for 1957
>Thunderbirds. It bolts to the intake manifold. It works
>great to hold the fuel line and one of the vacuum lines to
>the fuel pump.
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:) and I agree with what you said earlier that these "leakers" can be a great source of fire after being opened a few times.
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I bought a new fuel pump last December that came with the glass bowl and everything.
Check with the TBird parts suppliers online.
I can check on who I bought it from if interested.
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