WC 54 fuel filter element

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George in NH
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WC 54 fuel filter element

Post by George in NH » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:30 am

Happy New Year to All,
Our museum WC 54 Ambulance needs a replacement fuel filter element for the Zenith unit mounted on the fire wall,
drivers side. We removed the element, cleaned in fresh "Mo Gas", installed, test run failed. Trouble shooting then and now points to
fouled element. Anyone have a source for a replacement? Our element seems to be some sort of fiber. Any upgrades??

Thanks In Advance!
George in NH


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Re: WC 54 fuel filter element

Post by mdainsd » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:29 pm

The original elements were a high number of very thin formed brass sheets stacked onto the shaft.
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Re: WC 54 fuel filter element

Post by Railsplitter » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:38 am

A NAPA 3034 Fuel Filter will get you operational. You will have to slightly reduce the diameter of the top fiber gasket to fit into the recess in the dodge fuel filter body. Use the original fuel filter element as a guide. Assemble the new filter with the original nut on the shaft.
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Re: WC 54 fuel filter element

Post by George in NH » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:39 pm

Thank you to mdainsd and Railsplitter!!

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Re: WC 54 fuel filter element

Post by brian in denver » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:30 am

yah if its the correct brass sheets filter. cleaning it with kerosene or something to get the glaze off and unsticking all the sheets should work

but yah you dont know what fun is till youv fought with a WC fuel system. :x

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Re: WC 54 fuel filter element

Post by George in NH » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:32 am

Thanks Brian......

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Re: WC 54 fuel filter element

Post by mdainsd » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:42 am

brian in denver wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:30 am
yah if its the correct brass sheets filter. cleaning it with kerosene or something to get the glaze off and unsticking all the sheets should work

but yah you dont know what fun is till youv fought with a WC fuel system. :x

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Aint that the truth! Getting my Command Car finished up after being disassembled for 50 years, then restored. I think the fuel system gave me more trouble than anything else. What with nearly 20 connections between the gas tank and the carb, the slightest issue at any of them caused grief. Then add in a dodgey (LOL) fuel pump that would work its pivot pin out until it didnt work. Yikes. Glad its over and it runs right now.
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Re: WC 54 fuel filter element

Post by George in NH » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:30 am

Thanks to mdainsd..........


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