What is the piece and what does it do ?

GP403

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First thing I saw was that fuel filter hovering directly over the exhaust ūüė¨

That's an engine fire waiting to happen. Invest in a proper filter setup, its not $$$
 
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g0thiac

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First thing I saw was that fuel filter hovering directly over the exhaust ūüė¨

That's an engine fire waiting to happen. Invest in a proper filter setup, its not $$$
It looks like the heater core hose is under it, so he will probably spring a coolant leak before it catches fire, which is… just fine lmao.
 

abbey castro

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Filter should be on the frame rail where the lines come out of the frame. I run two filters (an overkill) one next to the fuel pump and another in the back where the lines come out of the tank prior to the electric pump. That pic is a test fit to see if the filter would clear the heat shield. There is plenty of room for the K&N metal filter used. I would prefer a non-glass filter but have used this one for years and I can see the fuel in it. I saw that pic too and thought of a fire in the making. Nice and hot air from the exhaust manifold.
 

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CopperNick

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A wiser man than i offered me the thought one day that two filters were both an overkill and a cork in the bottle when it came to fuel flow. Were a body to run an in line filter that was located outside the carb, then that itty-bitty cartridge filter that carbs like the Holleys and the Rochesters came with ought to be extracted and parked.

I do agree that the location of what is apparently a plastic bodied see through fool filter does leave everything to be desired. Not sure I would want it down on the frame unless it had a metal body, or was one of those steel versions with the replaceable filter cartridge. Mine are usually the light metal bodied versions and I try to park them under the upper alternator bracket which is a quiet, relatively cool place so that the gas inside doesn't become too hot and percolate.

As for that WTF gizmo, two immediate possibilities here, One is some sort of cro-magnon era remote starter, another is a same generation security/anti-theft module, the third is some kind of auxiliary fuse block for some type of high zoot power hog sound system. The quality of the wiring looks about right; crimp on insulated spade female connectors snapped on to a row of exposed male spade tabs. One red power wire in, located on the one side, and a bunch of red power out wires located on the opposing side; probably as many fuses as there are output wires. A lot of installers way back when got paid based on volume, not on fit and finish; connections could be as raw and primitive as bare wire twisted to an existing wire and taped over. Made it easier to take the product out again when it went POOF! I get the time is money schtick; that was the mantra of a lot of the "shops" that sprung up, made a few bucks, and closed down again, only to re-open under a different name a month later and two blocks over.

What got my attention as well were those loud red colored plug wires with no looms or stanchions to keep them off the manifolds and that plastic sphere down and sort of behind that chunk of aluminum A/C plumbing. Think that is a vacuum canister for the cruise control?
 

565bbchevy

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When I was young we used to use those filters but we mounted them right off the carb with a very short hose, the good thing was you could always see your fuel flow.
 
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vandyman

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WOW! What a cluster fudge...
 

ck80

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When I was young we used to use those filters but we mounted them right off the carb with a very short hose, the good thing was you could always see your fuel flow.
What we did was similar. Grabbed a spare steel line from pump to carb in the junkyard. When reviving an old engine/car that sat a long time, or when fuel issues were suspected, we swapped on that junkyard spare line that was cut with that style filter spliced in up top to watch as a diagnostic. Once we saw what we needed and were done it went back in the box with a solid metal line in place.

Plastic fuel parts like that don't belong near the engine unless you've invested in marshmallows in your glovebox.
 
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