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Offline INTMD8

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1959 fuel filter
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:40:54 AM »
I ordered a fuel filter from ebay and the end cap on the filter has a hole. Seems like it would need a closed end cap for the filter to actually work.

Does anyone have a source or part number for the correct filter? Thanks.
Jim Moran.   1959 Series 62 Convertible

Offline David King (kz78hy)

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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 04:17:52 PM »
Jim,

Sounds like you got an air conditioning version with the return line out of the top.  I am referencing the "60 master parts list.

854464 is '41-'60 (A/C type GF-48k) non air.
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Offline MY 59

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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 07:00:00 PM »
yep the Air con filter set up have a return line, and the actual filter a hole through the  top
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Offline INTMD8

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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 07:21:30 PM »
Ok here is what I have. 

Looks like on the top of the fuel filter housing fuel enters through the center and goes out to the carb from the side port.

The filter I have, the metal end cap is open so it would seem fuel can flow straight through the center and out the side port without being forced through the filter media.

Seems like I would need one with a solid metal end cap but that is being listed as the A/C version.


Jim Moran.   1959 Series 62 Convertible

Offline INTMD8

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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 07:23:40 PM »
Actually I think it is right now that I think about it. Seems it still has to go through the filter media and go through the holes in the top part of the filter before reaching the side port.

Guess I posted this for nothing! Thanks guys :)
Jim Moran.   1959 Series 62 Convertible

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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 01:56:18 AM »
Yes Jim! All filter elements I have are looking identical as yours.
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Offline 59-in-pieces

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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 11:53:59 AM »
Jim,
More info. please.
4 barrel carb. or tri-power.
With or without A/C.
Have fun,
Steve B.
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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 02:44:42 PM »
Something you can buy at the local NAPA or parts store.   If it doesn't fit, you can take it back.   You can get two for the cost of one and shipping.
Ebay is good for somethings, but you better know what you're buying first, P/N, etc.
Communicating clearly; Some thought you were talking about the fuel filter housing (hole on top), and you were talking about the filter element.   Filter is a general term.   

Offline MY 59

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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 05:21:34 PM »
this is the one for air con, the one you have is correct for non air con
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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 09:40:52 AM »
Jim,
Leaning on the side of being politically correct - authentic even, here are pics of the actual filter types.
Although I feel I may have missed something when the fluted (pleated) filters are being offered up.
Have fun,
Steve B.
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Offline INTMD8

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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2017, 10:20:33 AM »
Thanks for the info and photos guys.  :)
Jim Moran.   1959 Series 62 Convertible

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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 05:32:34 PM »
Jim,
Leaning on the side of being politically correct - authentic even, here are pics of the actual filter types.
Although I feel I may have missed something when the fluted (pleated) filters are being offered up.
Have fun,
Steve B.

That type was the original filter media prior to the introduction
of the folded paper type.  The GF 124 was used in 1955 for the
dual quads as I have.  That's how I recognized it.

I don't know when they changed to paper and what type was originally
used in 1959.

They are difficult to find NEW at this late date.  Some people try to
sell used ones (they claim they are new) so be advised.  They should
be in a sealed foil wrapper inside the box.

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Re: 1959 fuel filter
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2017, 07:28:58 PM »
Mike,
You are right, they are hard to find, and have not researched when the paper filters came into being.
The ones I posted are however the original and correct filters for the 59 per the Master Parts Book.
My offering was intended to show "authentic....", not to say that the folded paper filters would not work, because they do.
As for the original types, they are still out there although not frequently, and they can be cleaned - not so for paper - I'm told.
Have fun,
Steve B.
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