One thing leads to another. I put my 1972 Skylark back on the road several months ago after years of sitting. I had the 2-bbl carb rebuilt and the car ran fine for awhile, but now acts fuel starved and idles rough. I figured I would replace the fuel filter in case crap from the tank clogged it up. However the replacement filter (Wix 33044) seems too tall. The fuel line fitting only threads a few turns before bottoming out. The old filter is shorter. On further examination, it looks like the old filter was crushed to fit. Should the filter be crushed? What’s going on here? (Once I replace the filter, I'll come back here if the stalling and rough idle remain.) Thanks in advance.