71 charger 383 fuel filter placement

1971 - 1974 Mopars

  1. velrob

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    Just wondering if the fuel filter should be before or after the mechanical pump.

    If it's before the pump will it cause any issues being fairly close to my headers?
     
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    Usually between the fuel pump and before the carb. Wouldn't hurt to have one before the pump too. Keeps the trash at bay.
     
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      From the factory was always after the fuel pump.
       
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      • velrob

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        Perfect thanks alot
         
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        just right down the alternator

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        • velrob

          velrob Well-Known Member

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          I'm having trouble finding a flared fitting for 3/8 fuel line.

          Is that 3/8 natcho?

          If so where did you get the fitting? Right now I havr a Barb fitting but it's to long.
           
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          I just posted the only pic on my web search able to show the exact location.

          My car got the regular metallic stock one which is 5/8"

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          Sorry I meant the flared nut that slides over the tube that screws into the pump

          I have a 3/8 fuel filter

          Thx

           
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          Not sure on the size but the prefab lines fit really well, I think mine came from fine lines. I think I had to use an adapter as I had a carter 440+6 style pump but with the stock pump you should be GTG.
           
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          That Is Not The Correct Fuel Pump/Fuel Filter For A Factory 1971 383 Car
           
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          Your Initial Post Says 1971 Charger 383

          What Size Is Your Steel Fuel Line Coming From Your Gas Tank Along Side Your Frame Rail ?

          383 = 5/16"

          440 HP/Sixpack = 3/8"
           
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        • Nacho-RT74

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          Yeap I know, just used the pic as a reference about the location. It was the only I found on the web showing that view
           
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          And never use a glass/plastic filter. Metal only.
           
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          Mine is metal thankfully

          I need the portion of line that goes between the pump and the carb.

          I don't know if all the outlets are same on all pumps where they line up.

          If I buy a prefab line it may not fit in not sure

          I'm not doing full resto to original.
           
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          I'm using this pump 3/8

          https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/.../4615624/1971/dodge/charger?q=fuel+pump&pos=0

          Mine is exactly the same.

          My carb is a rebuilt Holley 3310-3 which I think is a 4150

          I can't tell if that fuel line is 3/8

          I was gojng to bend my own if I could find the flare nut 3/8s



           
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          I know it is not correct but here is mine, mounted right next to the A/C drier. Reason being mainly because there is so much stuff going on between pump. belts, alternator, and hoses, I decided to relocate it so I can clean it out.

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