introduces a new "dry-break" fuel
eliminates spilled fuel when cleaning the filter.
seeks its own level, and that golden rule of
physics can often mean spillage of racing gasoline
or alcohol when one applies it to the annual
rite of wintertime fuel filter cleaning on a
bracket or "Super/Rod" racecar.
How many times has it happened
to you? You disconnect your fuel lines from
the fuel cell to get to your inline fuel filter
only to discover that the fuel comes pouring
out at a terrific rate, splashing all over you
and quickly filling up what container you have
to contain it all. We know of one racer/friend
of ours who did that just when at the same moment
the hot water heater clicked on in his garage,
sending an electrical charge to the open container
and burning up his racecar and half the house.
Grant fuel assembly technician Rodney Miller
shows us the new Dry-break Fuel Filter from
the Barry Grant catalog. Part of the filter
can be found in the makeup of the BG Euduro
fuel pump, and Grant himself designed the filter
using part of his continuous-use fuel pump.
Now comes a remedy for spilled fuel from an
open fuel line to the fuel filter, in the form
of a "dry-break" fuel filter from Barry Grant.
It's called just that, the BG Dry Break fuel
filter, part number 170055, and it is designed
for any application --- street, drag racing,
circle track --- plus any type fuel, gasoline
or alcohol. It allows the user to clean the
fuel filter without losing a whole bunch of
fuel from the gas tank or fuel cell, all while
the fuel filter is still mounted on the car.
beauty of this fuel filter is that it can be
mounted anywhere and everywhere --- upside down,
straight up or even directly to the fuel cell.
All that's needed to connect the two is the
proper dash 10 male/male adapter. Check with
your local speed shop or racing parts cataloger
for the right fittings needed to complete the
plumbing and mounting job.
And it can be mounted in any way, straight or upside down. It can even, with the
proper AN and NPT adapters, be mounted directly to your fuel cell or gas tank...
which is the way we'll mount ours to our new Fabrication Concepts (Douglasville,
GA, telephone 678-618-9545) built front-engine dragster.
The "dry-break" fuel filter is actually the
birth child of another Barry Grant product,
the continuous-duty Enduro or Sumo fuel pump
that the company makes for street users who
need a continuous flow of fuel for their street-driven
or long- use competition race cars. This fuel
pump can feed an engine of up to 2,200 horsepower
that is fueled either by a BG King Demon or
any high-horsepower EFI system.
It was Barry Grant's own idea that led from the Enduro fuel pump to the "dry-
break" fuel filter.
"The pump has a 'dry break' built into the bottom or the entry port of the pump
itself," Grant said. "We took the idea of the 'dry break' bottom of the pump and
'evolved' it for use with the filtration and maintenance needed on any fuel
system." He particularly had bracket dragster racers in mind when he came
up with the product.
"We found that they need all the space they can get out of a confined area
on a dragster," Grant said. "We also found out
that they were burning up their fuel pumps because
they didn't have a filter in-line with their
fuel system. They would call us and say their
cars weren't performing right, and we found
out that some didn't even have a fuel filter
on their racecars. So we felt there was a need."