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7/6/14 10:21am - Original Message: 'Fuel Filter '
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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Will this filter work on my 75? Everywhere I go this is what they want to sale me...( computer says this for car). The one that is in carb is the brass one,if this is a replacement which way dose it go in the carb. Can't get the picture to download ...problem must be my phone. The filter I am taking about is the same size as the brass one but a paper element open on one end and capped on the other.
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7/6/14 10:59am - Reply: 'Re: Fuel Filter '
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Bronze and paper element filters are interchangeable. Paper elements are cheaper, but need to be replaced more often, due to degradation. The bronze style filter can be cleaned, in most cases, with a good soaking in carb cleaner, and then blown dry. Either will work. Paper filters come in a long style, and short style. Chances are, if you have a bronze filter now, it is the short one.
Some paper filters also have an "anti-drainback valve" in them. This is supposed to keep fuel from siphoning back out of the fuel bowl, but...if the float in the carb is sealing properly, this is not an issue. I normally remove the drainback valves myself...don't see the need for them, plus they create a restriction in the flow of fuel. Remove the valve and spring, and re-install the rubber seal part only. The open end of the filter goes into the fitting. With either type, always re-install the spring into the carb first, then the closed end of the filter next to the spring. This keeps the open end of the filter sealed against the fitting.



I personally prefer the bronze filters, but either will work.



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7/6/14 11:18am - Reply: 'Re: Fuel Filter '
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