Spin-on fuel filter

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  1. Clark

    Clark In Maximum Overdrive

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    I always thought fuel filters should be a spin-on style just like oil filters. Since the fuel lines to the original filter on my fuel injected 3.0L 2002 Ranger had already been butchered, I tried this modification which has worked out quite well (though a pain-in-the-a** connecting the vinyl fuel lines).

    This uses a NAPA 4770/Wix 24770 filter base.

    The filter:
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    Installation without the filter:
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    Installation with the filter:
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  2. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    It's a great idea Clark, and nice work. I put a factory version on my '65.

    fuel pump & filter.jpg
     
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  3. handy_andy_cv64

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    The EEC III CFI Panther cars (Town Car, Mark VI, Grand Marquis, and perhaps the Crown Vic, but I haven't seen one so equipped) had spin-on filters through the '83 MY. When Ford went to EEC IV, they went to the clip-on filter (Fram G3802A).
     
  4. RancheroRandy

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    Uh oh, has my brain spinning... ;) Nice work!
     
  5. Clark

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    If you do something like this, make sure the fuel pressure gauge will work face down. Turns out most (like this one) do not.
     

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