I know, I know. Wrong site. But I get better answers from you guys so I want to ask here. It has a straight 6 with a mechanical fuel pump. We are not getting fuel to the carburetor. We discovered there is no suction at the fuel intake when it is being cranked. This tells me it is bad, but I am constantly surprised with cars and the weird things they may do.

Am I correct in my assumption the the FP is bad because there is no suction at the intake?

Second question. Old canister type fuel filter. Should I just replace the filter inside the screw on bowl, or should I just switch to an inline filter?

Thanks in advance. Please accept my apologies in advance if you are shocked or appalled at a Ford question.