[DML] Re: Carbureted DeLorean Fuel Filters
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[DML] Re: Carbureted DeLorean Fuel Filters

I am going to assume that, despite his age and experience, David has no idea how carbureted fuel filters work:

First & foremost, a DeLorean owner with a Motorcraft 2100 has the option of using a factory style filter for pretty much *ANY* carbureted Ford vehicle: Mustang, F150, Galaxie, LTD, Lincoln, Mercury, etc -- they all screw into 1/8 NPT threads. How many carbureted models did Ford make between the 1950's and the 1980's? That is how many factory style options a DeLorean owner running a 2100 has.

If the owner decides to use an inline filter, there are hundreds, if not thousands, to choose from. Some filters have glass bodies so you can see the element inside. Some have highly decorative billet aluminum, stainless steel, or chrome bodies, often with a brand name etched or stamped into the side (Edelbrock, Moroso, etc). Some are plain generic. Next time you're in a parts house look at the filter wall which has dozens of house brand fuel filters hanging together. Filters with decorative bodies typically come from places like Jegs or Summit, though even Autozone and Advance have a small selection hanging with their other performance products. 

I provide owners a stainless steel bracket to hold an inline filter, and I start them off with a plain Jane generic filter:
Any filter that fits between those two barbs can be used. The barbs can also be switched out for a different diameters for even more filter options. The sky's the limit as far as fuel filters for carbureted DeLorean owners are concerned.

Note that fuel filter prices do go up as fanciness increases. Plain Jane filters are about $3 apiece, but filters with decorative housings can cost as much as $25 or $30.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> Someday you (or your heirs) may decide to sell your beloved Delorean. The buyer may not be as familiar with it as you obviously are. One of the first things they may figure on doing is filters and they will find their way to one of the vendors. They may not even realize the carb is not original. Having documented all of your mods *may* make things easier for them (if you even care). Again, I am not ONLY referring to carbs. This is necessary for ALL modifications. Heck, one day YOU may forget what you did and need to check your own notes! Good advice for ALL owners is to keep a record of what you did and when you did it. Even routine service. Like flushing the brake fluid! Or battery or tires or wiper blades.
> David Teitelbaum
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Stephen Rice <stevedmc@> wrote:
> >
> > It would be very silly for me to call James indeed.  Everyone knows I
> > only call Dave at DMCMW for my fuel filters.
> > 
> > -Steve Rice
> > #16510
> > 
> > On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM, content22207 <brobertson@> wrote:
> > > Every owner I have helped is very intelligent. I have full faith & confidence each of them is perfectly capable of buying his own filters. I sincerely doubt any of them would call James and ask for K-Jet filters -- that's just silly.
> > >
> > > Bill Robertson
> > > #5939
> >


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