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    Sumo Fuel Filter/Lines

    Hi All
    After seeing a devastating photo of a poor chaps pride and joy burnt out in Dover I was wondering what you guys do as far as fuel lines/filters go. Could be of great help or at least raise awareness to many as well as me.
    Mine has the pump in boot beside the fuel tank and then piped to the plastic fuel filter that sits in the engine compartment. I have heard a few horror stories relating to the filter.
    Have any guys fitted different types of fuel filters along with s/s pipes onto the carb.
    i am running a Rover V8 with Edelbrock 500 carb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OXO View Post
    Hi All
    After seeing a devastating photo of a poor chaps pride and joy burnt out in Dover I was wondering what you guys do as far as fuel lines/filters go. Could be of great help or at least raise awareness to many as well as me.
    Mine has the pump in boot beside the fuel tank and then piped to the plastic fuel filter that sits in the engine compartment. I have heard a few horror stories relating to the filter.
    Have any guys fitted different types of fuel filters along with s/s pipes onto the carb.
    i am running a Rover V8 with Edelbrock 500 carb.
    I have the pump in the boot with a large plastic filter between the tank and pump. Ive also got an Edyy 500cfm and an RV8
    Funnily though I change the filter every few months Ive never ever seen anymuck in the filter.
    MKIII Pilgrim Sumo. 3.5 Litre Rover V8 Towing an Eriba Puck Caravan



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    also have pump in boot, this then feeds to a large fuel filter that is mounted underneath the car, on the back of the rear bulkhead, then on into the pressure regulator out to carb - no plastic or glass filters in engine bay.

    Gary
    Conny - A Carnival Red Metallic (paint code Ref: Jag CGG/1811) Southern Roadcraft V8 ( SRV8 ) with 383ci stroker chevy.

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    I run the same set up - pump in boot and plastic filter in the engine bay (but not close to anything very hot). Other than looking pretty I'm not sure the S/S fuel lines into the carb would make it the engine bay any safer compared with decent fuel line?

    Don't forget its not just fuel that can cause a fire - i think most cobra fires seems to be caused by alternator shorts (Battery immobiliser) - I nearly had one when I had a brake fluid leak dropping onto the headers - I think my cousins TVR Tuscan went up for the same reason (it went from from zero to burning pyre in minutes).

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    I know about the fuel filters and saw we lost another beaut on the weekend

    But guys what about rubber fuel lines??! (They could even be rubber shielded by overbraid, check the ends)

    I have fitted full nylon with specialist ends running to a metal (Std GM) filter on my LS. Wouldnt want this to happen to anyone else.

    Go out to the garage with a touch/ phone light whatever and check your lines TONIGHT!

    All the best, safe driving people.

    Alan.
    Last edited by AKCobra; 10-04-17 at 04:25 PM.
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    Some interesting comments. Especially brake fluid.
    I did like the thought of s/s lines but you would still have that barbed connection onto the Eddy500 that would require a jubilee clip unless the fitting could be changed. Have had a look on race parts and have a few ideas. Feel I have to do something now regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKCobra View Post
    I know about the fuel filters and saw we lost another beaut on the weekend

    But guys what about rubber fuel lines??! (They could even be rubber shielded by overbraid, check the ends)

    I have fitted full nylon with specialist ends running to a metal (Std GM) filter on my LS. Wouldnt want this to happen to anyone else.



    Go out to the garage with a touch/ phone light whatever and check your lines TONIGHT!

    All the best, safe driving people.

    Alan.
    Hi Alan.
    Where did you source the parts from?

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