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    Shovelhead in line fuel filter

    Loads on Ebay, but does anyone have one they would recommend? Seen some glass ones that might fall apart..............

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    Re: Shovelhead in line fuel filter

    i have the chrome and glass type ,,it cleanable ,

    are going to get to the Shovelfest ,, two weeks away now

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    Re: Shovelhead in line fuel filter

    Quote Originally Posted by devon.john View Post
    i have the chrome and glass type ,,it cleanable ,

    are going to get to the Shovelfest ,, two weeks away now

    john
    Thanks John

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    Re: Shovelhead in line fuel filter

    I always liked the little old glass bowl types, if one of proper dimensions available.

    https://www.ebay.com/bhp/glass-fuel-bowl

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    Re: Shovelhead in line fuel filter

    Lovely old things, but a bit too bulky for my FX. Although, maybe later on I could set one up on a bracket. Along with the daft oil filter currently mounted under the swing arm!
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    Re: Shovelhead in line fuel filter

    I found these to be a pointless hassle. The one that came with my FXWG when I bought it often fell apart. Shitcanned it.

    The in-tank filter picks up dirt .... I've never had issues in tens of thousands of miles.

    Need to check flow? Remove hose at petcock or carb and turn the tap on.....

    That's my view.

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    Re: Shovelhead in line fuel filter

    o.k. ....... I comfess. What I'd really like to run on the bike is one of these babys.

    https://www.aircraftsupply.com/sa53s.html

    mounted up front (on std. twin-tanks anyhoo). Note the flow-holes are at the bottom of the valve. When a pin-type sample cup is used, the water is let out.

    agree with Dave on the in-tank filter filtering crud........ but the in-filter won't remove the water that, sooner or later, is going to collect in the forward (lowest) portion of fatbobs.

    Another solution for keeping an eye out for water and rust is to put one of the little in-line glass jobs without the filter in it in the middle of the bottom balance line. Using pinch-offs, the water could be seen and drained from there without draining the tanks.

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    Re: Shovelhead in line fuel filter

    I run the glass filter and clean it reasonably regularly.

    But if you run a stroker with S&S carb make sure you avoid cheap ones and get hi flow filter......don't ask me how I know this....
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