AC Ace 'Glass-Bowl' Fuel Filter Zenith
Picture shows Zenith fuel filter attached to the bulkhead of an early AC Ace fitted with an AC 6 Cyl engine and SU carburettors.
When looking at an AC Ace I noticed the fuel filter fitted was made by Zenith. The are very similar to the AC Delco units. My guess is that this was not fitted at the factory but a later addition. It is period however. AC telco would have been a logical choice as they would have been easy to get hold of at the time. The fact a Zenith unit was used could be for 3 reasons. 1: It was fitted at the factory. 2 The owner of the car happened to have one. 3: It was bought mail order back in the day. The Zenith shape is probably a little more interesting in looks than the AC Delco units if you can get excited by such things?
Our Zenith 'Glass-Bowl' Fuel Filter for the AC Ace
The pictures below show our Zenith Fuel Filter in 'as-found' condition. If you find expect to pay in the region of £60. Anything less is a bargain. They are very hard to find. If you can't find one, don't worry as you can go with an AC Delco unit. Only a very keen eye would know the difference and quite frankly, who cares?
AC Delco 'Glass-Bowl' Fuel Filter - Reproduction
You can buy the AC Delco reproduction units brand new for around £38. The big visual difference is the lack of internal filter.