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Quick disconnects for a ford fuel filter?

Does anybody know if the quick disconnect fittings for a FORD fuel filter are available over the counter? I'm wanting to install an fuel filter inline for my EFI. I have a filter and the bracket that supports it. I think it's from an LTD, but it's been in my toolbox so long, I'm not sure what it's from.

I just don't know exactly how I'm going to install it in the fuel line.

I tried to make it to the junkyard on Saturday, but the best one in town just stopped allowing people to walk the yard. So I'm a little lost as to what is out there.

I have another junkyard to go to, but won't be able to get there before the weekend.
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Re: Quick disconnects for a ford fuel filter?

You need to get Ford fuel lines. They are pre-fabbed, and you can't add the connectors seperately.

They aren't cheap, either. You might want to think of running a different filter.
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Re: Quick disconnects for a ford fuel filter?

Why not just put 2 hose clamps on each side?
It will not leak.
I dont know what filter you have but you can find one at the parts house that will let you do this. Did the same thing with my truck and Jeep
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Re: Quick disconnects for a ford fuel filter?

I have seen some pictures that look like folks just force the fuel line over the ridge and clamp it. You might be able to flare the end of the fuel filter. I am using a filter from an OBDI XJ that has flared inlet/outlet and I think a Bosch 71-056 uses flared fittings as well.
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Re: Quick disconnects for a ford fuel filter?

I want to have the "quick change" ability when it comes to the fuel filter. The filter has a dedicated bracket and it's a nice little package (I hope to post pics from home tonight). I'm hoping to be able to mount it up near the gas tank and swap it pretty regularly. Hose clamps seem to be more of a hassle than they are worth. I thought if I could install this while I had the tank dropped, I'd be ahead of the game when the filter needed changing.

Don't the factory lines have some sort of flexible ends on both sides of the filter? I was hoping to connect these flexible parts to my fuel lines. Probably with a hose clamp or two. But then it would be done. And I wouldn't have to mess with a rusty crusty hose clamp every time I change a filter. Just pop the clips with a screwdriver, off comes the filter, in goes a new one.
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Re: Quick disconnects for a ford fuel filter?

Here's the fuel filter I am trying to use. You can see the mount. And the nipples for the quick disconnects. I'll let y'all know what I come up with.

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Re: Quick disconnects for a ford fuel filter?

I thought I was out of luck at the junkyard, but eventually I found an '87 Ford truck to steal the fuel lines from. This turned out a lot easier than I expected.

Here are the fuel lines that I took from the truck.


The blue line actually had a fitting on both ends. I cut it with a razor knife to remove one fitting. It came off nicely and has some good barbs on it. It's just CRYING for a hose to be put on it.
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Re: Quick disconnects for a ford fuel filter?

Here is the filter mounted to one of the cross braces under the jeep. This is looking through the driver's side wheel well. I mounted it here to try to keep it out of the way. Plus, it's above the factory heat shield for the exhaust. That should keep it a bit cleaner, and cooler.
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Re: Quick disconnects for a ford fuel filter?

One last pic. This is a close up, it's bit out of focus. But you can see the fitting with barbs, and the other fitting has a steel line with barbs. The steel line will get a hose to the tank. Over all a decent little addition to the jeep. Hopefully it'll help keep the fuel system clean. And I won't mind changing the filter as much. Two clips, and it's out.......

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