Well I started back into the 350 SL; Bought a new filter ,looked under and ,shock and horror.. there is a small typical inline filter, no damper. no resivoir,, and it was too dark to see if the pump was correct. Question, could any of this be causing my fuel starvation problem? It still starts fine and thanks to Graig I feel I am on the right tract. I know this is going to be a labor of love, so I am in no hurry.