I can't help with the Pertronix, I don't have any experience with them.
Would that require dropping the tank and punching a hole into it, or are there retro fit in-tank pumps designed to be used in place of the pickup and level sender for gravity feed systems? The last I knew people would install an inline electric pump between the tank and the mechanical pump to keep it fed.I would keep a filter before the external pump but I would install an in-tank pump, quiet, lasts longer, jumps higher but that's me.
Because I removed the pump and filter it most came from the tank. With nitrile gloves it is only half that bad...Likely drop the tank and punch a hole type pumps, I didn't see any retro fit for the ll fuel tank, worth the extra work.
or carry and extra, oh and next time you deal with the fuel in the lines just unplug the pump and run the engine till it stops, a lot less fuel to deal with.
I'm still at a loss as to what you're referring to? The top picture looks to me like the view of the filter inside is distorted because you're looking through liquid. Otherwise it doesn't look like there's anything wrong with it that I can see. I mean the metal ends of the filter wouldn't grow and it's unlikely that the plastic housing has shrunken, if that's what you're looking at.
I started the car and it was idling fine. 10 minutes later it was impossible to get consisted idle. The fuel bowls where cold compared to the rest. I changed the spare ignition coil I had with me in the parking lot, but still crappy/no idle when warm/hot. Then I "drove" home changed the pertronix 1 and still have no idle. I opened the fuel bowl level plugs and there was fuel dripping out. I have no fuel pressure gauge, but I think the carb gets enough fuel and it doesn't get hot (on the picture above it looks much closer than it is).The filter and pump look close to the exhaust, can you monitor fuel pressure while driving around?
Make sure the filter is flowing the correct direction.