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AC Oil Filter Assy Available? #1283274
Thu Oct 11 2018 04:54 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 04:54 AM
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57Pikkupp  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 30
Northern California
I just read the tech tip on oil filters. I have a '57 235 without an oil filter, which I'd like to add. Does anyone sell a reproduction of the correct AC filter housing , filter, brackets and lines?

Re: AC Oil Filter Assy Available? [Re: 57Pikkupp] #1283275
Thu Oct 11 2018 05:01 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 05:01 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Online
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 17,133
Dellrose, TN
Thee are thousands of originals out there- - - -no real need for a reproduction. Check Ebay for listings. There are usually several available, and the prices aren't outrageous. Some of the resto-ripoff places sell the correct decals, etc.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: AC Oil Filter Assy Available? [Re: 57Pikkupp] #1283278
Thu Oct 11 2018 05:21 AM
Thu Oct 11 2018 05:21 AM
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bartamos  Offline
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Joined: May 2005
Posts: 5,283
State48 Ranch
Agree with getting an original filter housing and brackets. (Donor markets: Stovebolt parts for sale/wanted, Ebay, Craigslist, swap meets, etc.). New lines are available for $30. Element (cartridge) sold everywhere also.


1960 GMC K1001 (The Oreo SpeedWagon)
If it ain't fixed, break it.

The problem with a theocracy is that, whatever the theo, the cracy people end up being in charge.




Re: AC Oil Filter Assy Available? [Re: 57Pikkupp] #1283352
Fri Oct 12 2018 04:27 AM
Fri Oct 12 2018 04:27 AM
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57Pikkupp  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 30
Northern California
Thanks, HRL and Bartamos, I'll start checking ebay, etc. I think I'l need one as my oilpan had literally about a 1" thick layer of sludge in it ;-)

Re: AC Oil Filter Assy Available? [Re: 57Pikkupp] #1283357
Fri Oct 12 2018 11:47 AM
Fri Oct 12 2018 11:47 AM
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dgrinnan  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 478
Northern Kentucky
The oil from the period of these trucks did not have the detergents like modern oil. The sludge would settle in the pan and that is how they got away with no oil filter. Not sure if it is true but I have heard that a common problem experienced when bringing an engine back to life after it has been sitting for decades is the new detergent oil will break up the sludge in the pan and re-introduce it back into the oil. It is critical that you drop and clean out the pan when attempting to resurrect an engine in that old barn find.

My 54 235 did not have an oil filter originally. One of the lines in the line set I bought was too short. I searched and searched and could not find a line that would work. The fitting size was wrong on everything I found. I ended up making my own. I went to Advance Auto. They have a larger in store selection of brake line fittings than Auto Zone. I purchased a length of the copper-nickel brake line. It is more flexible than the steel. I bought the correct combination of fittings. It required me to incorporate an adapter fitting. They did not have a fitting that would work with the flare connection directly to the oil canister fitting. (You will need a flare tool)

When I bought the canister it was covered in surface rust. I soaked it overnight in vinegar. The next day it scrubbed up great and was ready for paint.

I did get the decals from classicparts.com
I did mine in the AC color scheme. Frame is black and yellow/ I am sure there are variations depending on the year and make.

The blue and orange paint are Chevy Orange and Chevy Blue.

Oil Filter on engine

Oil filter

Stove Bolt oil filter tech tips


Last edited by dgrinnan; Fri Oct 12 2018 03:15 PM.

Dave from Northern Kentucky
My 54 3100
Re: AC Oil Filter Assy Available? [Re: 57Pikkupp] #1283363
Fri Oct 12 2018 01:47 PM
Fri Oct 12 2018 01:47 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Online
Boltergeist
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 17,133
Dellrose, TN
The fittings in the canister are 1/8" female pipe thread. (1/8 NPT). The original equipment flex lines have one 1/8 NPT rigid fitting that screws into the block port, and a swiveling 1/8 pipe thread that attaches to the filter. If you choose to use rigid lines, you'll need adapters from 1/8 NPT male to 1/4" "inverted flare" female, to match the fittings on the copper-nickel 1/4" brake lines.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: AC Oil Filter Assy Available? [Re: 57Pikkupp] #1283373
Fri Oct 12 2018 02:55 PM
Fri Oct 12 2018 02:55 PM
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57Pikkupp  Offline OP
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 30
Northern California
Wow, great information dgrinnan and Hotrod. Thank you, that will save me time and hassle - love these Stovebolt forums! Now, to find a canister... and, yes, I did remove all of the old sludge from the oil pan; and saw the metal shavings in there too ;-)


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