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Question '79 280CE won't start

Title says it all, my 280CE won't start up, and I've determined it's fuel related. I'm still trying to figure out whether it's the Fuel Pump or the filter (fingers crossed it's just the filter). Problem is, I am embarassed to say I'm not sure where to find the fuel filter on my vehicle. Any help would be appreciated
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The fuel filter is directly above the fuel pump. Directly behind the right rear wheel.

Have someone check to see if the fuel pump is running while you crank the motor. The fuel pump only runs when the starter is engaged and when the motor is running.

'79 280CE with 226,000 miles
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