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Old 09-16-2014, 10:21 PM   #1
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Ford Lehman engine fuel filters

Good day does anyone know where I can get a kit to adapt my filters to screw on instead of cartridge type
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:18 AM   #3
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I had the same problem with my Perkins engines and I used ASAPsupplies.com the cost was around 54 including a button type primer pump , you'll have to do the math on the Sterling/Dollar.
Although a UK company they have a good range and a 'can do' attitude, if they don't have it in stock they'll will get you one PDQ and are happy to ship worldwide.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:24 AM   #4
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I took the on-engine filters and pitched them, then I added a Racor 500 with a 2 micron element, attached to the bulkhead because I didn't know if Racor rated their filters for vibration. 2 switchable Racor primaries and one Racor secondary. I put 2 microns in all of them (bought a case).

I also had some custom oil hoses made up and flipped the oil filter over. Every start, I got virtually instant oil pressure, plus it didn't p*ss oil everywhere when I changed it.
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Old 09-17-2014, 06:02 AM   #5
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I took the on-engine filters and pitched them, then I added a Racor 500 with a 2 micron element, attached to the bulkhead because I didn't know if Racor rated their filters for vibration. 2 switchable Racor primaries and one Racor secondary. I put 2 microns in all of them (bought a case).

I also had some custom oil hoses made up and flipped the oil filter over. Every start, I got virtually instant oil pressure, plus it didn't p*ss oil everywhere when I changed it.
Did nearly the same. One of my better improvements. Able to change filters quickly and spares are the same.
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Old 09-17-2014, 07:39 AM   #6
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half price through a tractor supply house. Same ABC product.

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Old 09-17-2014, 07:50 AM   #7
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Followed someone else's lead and just put one of these on. Made a small aluminum offset bracket and bolted it on.

With a good primary filter system...thought this would be fine for the secondary on engine system. Filters are pretty common...have seen them in stock on a lot of ship's store shelves as they become more popular.

Worked fine on last winter's 3000 mile cruise.
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:27 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link Meridian! That looks like a good deal.
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I have two of these on my Perkins 4-154's. I had some trouble with them fouling up after a rough crossing. I called Racor and they suggested replacing their R-12's with R-13's, which are quite a lot bigger, but fit. None of the marine suppliers in S. Cal knew about the R-13, so I called Racor, and they sent me 4. I changed them and since then have had no filter problems. You just won't see the R-13 in West Marine.
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