Post by Scoutpilot on Jan 14, 2015 10:17:47 GMT -5
As folks began driving the CJ's it became apparent that some form of fuel filtration was required. As plastics had not been thought of as materials for filters, engineers came up with several options. The first, and only factory optional fuel filter was the Skinner Purifier. There is a separate write up for this original.Skinner Purifier
Carter developed its line of filters, with these options
At the same time, AC was working on its line of products.
All three brands served the need with either a cleanable, reusable ceramic element or a Moraine element. All were doomed, because when it was discovered that folks were actually doing the maintenance on the elements, replacements were not being purchased, so these models were eliminated in favor of cheaper, replaceable paper elements.
Last Edit: Jan 2, 2016 7:27:49 GMT -5 by Scoutpilot
One reason a carburetor or a fuel pump will not perform to standard is a poor line connection. Many of us have been faced with the question of how best to connect the tank to the pump to the filter and to the carb. As well, how best to hook up the vacuum connections. The first photo depicts a very common fuel/vacuum connection.
I do not recommend this type of connection. It’s one failing is that when you tighten the clamp you run the risk of the rubber bunching around the tube, leaving minute linear gaps which will, in time, become air leaks. With a fuel line these gaps will not normally allow gas to leak out but once the pump starts pushing fuel they will allow air to infiltrate and diminish the pumps’ performance. Sometimes air bubbles will appear in the bowl of the pump indicating an air leak. Often the culprit is a loose bowl bail or a cracked bowl gasket. But if tightening the bail does not eliminate the bubbles, the problem is found at this connection. For fuel line I recommend barbed or mechanical connections. If you use rubber fuel line, you can employ the following;
The barbed brass fitting is the best for this purpose. Attach the rubber tube as far as you can on the fitting and carefully tighten the clamp. In the case of the vacuum wiper connection outside of the engine bay, it is best to at least single flare the tip of the steel tube so that it imitates the barbed fitting. You will be assured of a good fit if you clamp it as close to the flare as you can. This is as good as it gets for a vacuum connection. But when it comes to fuel line, I strongly recommend this;
The double-flared steel tube to flared fitting is the most leak-proof of the connections depicted. It is, in my opinion, the best permanent fuel connection that can be made up on the motor, between the pump and the carb, or the filter. The 1/8” NPT thread is self-sealing due to the taper of the threaded end. I do not recommend a thread sealer unless the connection is slightly loose. This condition is normally found in the inlet port of the carb. Sealer is temporary until you can acquire a brass male/female coupler to install in the carb.
Scoutpilot: Glad none were blown away. Now to keep Y'all from floating away! I've been through that area after a major spring flood. Sleep tight, dry and warm Y'all.
Mar 16, 2019 18:49:49 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Just coffee this morning, unless somebody brings something. Good morning fellas.
Mar 17, 2019 4:32:17 GMT -5
m38mike: Mornin' Boss. Spent time draining the driveway yesterday. Gonna rename the place from Thirsty Dirt Ranch to Soggy Dirt Ranch if this melt off keeps going. 50's and sunny for the next couple of days.
Mar 17, 2019 6:00:22 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Shack , 50's this coming week. Get ready for the runoff!
Mar 17, 2019 16:23:49 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Night boys.
Mar 17, 2019 18:28:12 GMT -5
cline48: John No not yet. The Mighty Mo need some relief. Maybe in two weeks you can let it warm up.
Mar 17, 2019 21:53:01 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Coffee's ready. Good morning.
Mar 18, 2019 4:27:48 GMT -5
leemn: Coffee is great!, diet week here!😮, no baked goods as we need to lessen the steering wheel rub! 😮😂😂😎
Mar 18, 2019 5:45:35 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Tired of this key hole to post with. POS.
Mar 18, 2019 6:08:00 GMT -5
grumpy: Oily, I feel your pain I’ve been without my iPad the last couple days just using iPhone it’s a pain. No coffee this morning
Mar 18, 2019 7:42:26 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Guess who's back in town with a full sized screen. I'm very happy with my new laptop.
Mar 18, 2019 17:50:18 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Yay! A down-in-the-mouth Oileaker is worse than a Grumpy Grumpy! Good night boys.
Mar 18, 2019 18:41:02 GMT -5
oilleaker1: I made coffee. Head/sinus got me up. Alergies , primer/bondo dust.
Mar 19, 2019 3:05:48 GMT -5
gmcjr: That ain’t worth a darn! Not the coffee, sinus infection!
Mar 19, 2019 3:50:00 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Pollen is floating around down here too. Mizzuble crap. Thanks for the coffee. I'll put on a fresh pot.
Mar 19, 2019 4:42:27 GMT -5
oilleaker1: If you have sinus problems, Neil Med is my answer. Exhale while squirting it up your nose, don't sniff it in.
Mar 19, 2019 5:05:23 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: The shop is closed today. Gotta go see my Cardiologist. I'll let Y'all know.
Mar 19, 2019 5:47:46 GMT -5
m38mike: Your Cardiologist? You learning some new poker games? I'll take a cup if Oilly didn't Neil Med the water first.
Mar 19, 2019 7:32:55 GMT -5
grumpy: Good luck with your cardiologist Scout I got one of them. Never had one before Saturday, I even got a ride in a helicopter on Saturday, also found out bacon is not on a heart healthy diet.
Mar 19, 2019 8:47:22 GMT -5