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Old 05-23-2009, 11:12 PM
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does anyone know where a person can get a fuel filter to fit the original 4 barrel carb for a 60 352 i thought i saw someplce that it had been reproduced but its not in my new MACS catalog

or does somone know where to get the tapered fitting that screws into the carb so a person can just run a metal line to the carb ? of course useing an inline filter

the reason im asking is my original filter leaks like a running faucet i bought a fuel pump the other day (for a 66 352) just to get the bird running
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tried to get a filter or fitting at the local has everything parts house but they didnt have either
while on my junkyard visit i took off the fitings from every close year ford carb i could find 2 and 4 barrel no luck

i cleaned out the original filter and installed an inline filter before it and tried to start it last night and
had a major case of thunderbird 352 flambe (not good)

now i realize the reason for the back FIRE through the carb id most likly a timing issue but fixing the timing isnt gonna help if i still have fuel running all over the intake

PLEASE HELP
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:20 AM
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Go to ebay, type in 1960 thunderbird and you should find a couple right now, not much money. Good luck!
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:30 AM
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cool thanks just went to ebay found the right one and bid on it soo nobody on here bid against me PLEASE my bird.....rosie will thank you
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:37 AM
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I bought a half a dozen in a pack from flebay. I also got one for 430 n.o.s has ford ##s on it.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:14 AM
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Since you are rebuilding your fuel system anyway, I would suggest relocating a see-through filter on the gas tank side of your fuel pump. In other words the fuel gets filtered before the pump. Then run steel line up to the carb.

This can save crap from getting into your fuel pump and possibly causing it to fail. If you buy a new fuel pump and look at the paperwork with it, you may find that the warranty is only valid IF you have a filter before the pump. The pump has two small "check valves", or one way valves in it. If they get crapped up they can fail and your pump no longer... pumps.

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cool thanks just went to ebay found the right one and bid on it soo nobody on here bid against me PLEASE my bird.....rosie will thank you
Now Keith, we aren't that way here....
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:08 AM
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Hey John,
Very good point! I done Christine that way a few weeks back.
I also pulled out the gas tank sending unit and looked down inside the gas tank. I removed that paper screen from the line inside the gas tank. Blowed out gas line, installed inline filter just before fuel pump and installed new fuel pump.
She's running like a big cat, I mean big Bird
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You were able to remove the screen from inside the tank?? Neat!! On my car the screen is an integral part of the tank (meaning I had to blow it out with carb cleaner and so on).

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Now Keith, we aren't that way here....
well, i didnt think you would be but since no one on here knows my ebay user id someone might inadvertanly bid on it and then rosie would be out



once i get the gas tank cleaned out and replace the fuel line from the tank to the pump (with stainless) and get a new sending unit i will put a filter in befor the pump unless i just splurge and get a new tank also
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a new tank would indeed be a splurge!

Unless theres rust in there or it leaks/dented I would think you'ld be A OK just doing the line and filters...was your filter crusted up?
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