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    I feel the same about them this is only temporary until the gas and tank crud clear up the the steel barrel napa ones go back on.
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    Roger, one of my retired neighbors said, yes when work is busy and paying bills, ect, and you have the money for the projects you don't have the time for the projects, then when you retire you have nothing but time, but need to pick up work to finance them on your fixed income!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stovens View Post
    Roger, one of my retired neighbors said, yes when work is busy and paying bills, ect, and you have the money for the projects you don't have the time for the projects, then when you retire you have nothing but time, but need to pick up work to finance them on your fixed income!
    Yeah, it can be like that, but if you plan right you can have a little left over each month to fund your project, maybe with a bit of saving up for a month or three to keep things moving. But then the little bit left over may be paying for the higher grocery and gas costs, too! Hard to say these days, but I wouldn't switch it to batteries & motors.....

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    I feel the same about them this is only temporary until the gas and tank crud clear up the the steel barrel napa ones go back on.
    It's your truck, but for me I'd leave that glass Mr Gasket unit in place. You've got a clear view of the filter, it's quick & easy to change out if it starts getting plugged as time goes by, and I've never, ever seen one break or even leak on a carbureted engine unless someone smacks it with a wrench or a ball peen hammer. If you feel better with a NAPA steel unit then by all means swap it, but I wouldn't. I've got one just like it on the '32 Roadster.
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    I've used that same filter on my Sportster, never had an issue. If you're concerned it may cause an issue.. exchange it as you see fit, but I wouldn't run without a filter ahead of the carb myself. It's just cheap insurance imho.

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    over the years i have done 2 ins jobs on streetrods . both had engine fires caused by filters . on was glass one was one of those plastic ones. the 41 ford got the fire out before it got out of hand . the other was a 46 ford. burnt from the front seat to the front bumper. i just prefer a steel filter. i'm gun shy on fires after having a big fire in my shop years ago.

    i set up my electric pump with a filter on both sides.
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    The only glass filter I ever ran was the stock one on a 57 Chevy. The glass was thicker than Mr Magoo.s glasses. It still might be in the garage someplace.
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    I had a gas one on my Harley That just cracked one day, not sure where or why, just noticed it before a ride one day, since then I'm a bit paranoid about them. Good thing about the motorcycle is I turn the petcock off unless I am driving. If I'm a t a stop somewhere resting , eating, whatever, even filling the tank at a gas station, the stop cock is turned off. Part of the reason for that is motorcycles are gravity feed, and I don't want 5 gallons potentially leaking on burning hot cylinders, no desire for any fires, I never use the cheap plastic ones except on law mowers or small utility gas power tools. I'm not planning on replacing this one on the truck until it gets street legal and I go driving aroung where it's hidden from plain sight. For now its fine!
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    Well got some truck time this weekend. It has very old bald tires on it that are having faster "slow" leaks. Back passenger rear was my first plug repair, that went fine(at least it's still inflated from yesterday, pulled driver side front wheel off found a side wall leak, figured I'm not driving it maybe it'll slow the leak down, but side walls were cracking so decided to buy two new fronts, which are BF Goodrich p215/65 R15 Radial T/A tires same size as whats on there, whicj looks nice on the old slotted aluminum mags. Figure I'll figure out rears when time comes, but going for that late seventies look. Felt good to get back on it, though my financial planner may disagree!
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    Sometimes any progress is good progress!
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    Little by little just don't let those new front tires get to the same shape before you get out and drive it.
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    I'll post a few shots of the new tires once they get here and are installed on the truck. Funny about the old tires, they have been on there quite a while. I started this project 15 years ago, when I bought the truck. The guy I bought it from had it another 10 years, so they are at least 25 years old and were in same shape back then, look like extremely used tires bought used at a tire shop, to just keep it off the ground!
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    Played around with trying to figure out what would look good for rear tire height on the truck I like the taller rear stance with current LT 235/75 R15's that are on there sort of 1970's high school hot rods jacked up in back and lower in front.current stance with the old rear tires LT235/75 R15's and the new fronts that are P215/ 65 R15's


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    This was seeing what 4 of the same tires would look like. So I put the the other side font tire on the back in these photos and compared the different rear tire e heights old and new.



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    Trying to figure out what size tire to replace old tires in back, or to keep them the same size as they are just worried if I hit a big bump if the rears will hit the tire on their front edge as the tires are wider than the fender there. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.
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    The taller rears would definitely get my vote.
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