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Hello. 

Where do i start searching for realistic looking "fuel filters"? I do not have old electric equipment i can use as donor. 

Maby there is any online shop who offers in the right size and do maby sell a batch of 10 or 20?  I`m not sure 

what the electric components are called in English,so if anyone could give a tip on what search words to use,

maby at Ebay or such it would be great. 

Thanks. 

Tommy 

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Thanks for the suggestions. Seen some who kinda look like they are transparant and have color inside,looks like real petrol filters. 

Bill: The size would be 1:24/1:25 scale kits. 

You might have seen the ready made filters offered by some after market companies.

I just buy a couple occasionally from Model Roundup.

They carry the "Preston's Car Parts" filters with the filters & fuel lines ready to use.

More expensive than scrounging for your own, but less fooling around.

 

Steve

 

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You might have seen the ready made filters offered by some after market companies.

I just buy a couple occasionally from Model Roundup.

They carry the "Preston's Car Parts" filters with the filters & fuel lines ready to use.

More expensive than scrounging for your own, but less fooling around.

 

Steve

 

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These are perfect. I`ll take a look at Model Roundup and see if the have in stock. Never heard about Preston before,this is brilliant.

 

Thanks for all the suggestions and tips guys. 

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Well.i tried add to chart and Model Roundup wanted $28 for First Class shipping,excuse me but that is ridiculous. 

A similar size 5pack wired distributors from Ebay is no more then $6 for the same shipping method. 

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I should have guessed that shipping costs would have been prohibitive to Norway Tommy.

Here's a tip for you.

It would be quite easy to make your own.

Take a piece of clear sprue & heat it slightly, then stretch it to the desired thickness.

cut it about an inch long & drill a hole through the center of it lengthwise.

Then just cut it to the desired length, smooth the ends with a little sanding, thread your wire through & paint it with some "turn signal amber" paint.

I also like Mikes idea of painting the ends silver.

You could cut out the middle man & start with clear amber sprue as well.

I think I'm going to start making my own after I use up the ready made ones I have left.

I'm confident I could make one in about 10 minutes. ^_^

 

Steve

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Thanks for the suggestions. Seen some who kinda look like they are transparant and have color inside,looks like real petrol filters. 

Bill: The size would be 1:24/1:25 scale kits. 

Just a little note, most OEM fitment fuel filters, especially on '60s and newer, are solid metal cans, rather than being clear glass/plastic. The clear inline filters you see are pretty much always aftermarket items.

Now, for the older sediment bowl type used '50s and earlier, I do seem to recall a tip posted a while back that used an LED to make them.

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Many good ideas here. There are tons of these on Ebay,and like $1 dollar for 500 with free ship from China,the problem is 

i dont know the how many millimeters they are. Did try send some messages if they bother measure :P

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