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Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: Lalkie ()
Date: February 09, 2019 02:04PM

Will a 7/16 X 3/4 pipe thread plug allow me to adapt most oil filters to my 65 corvair? It appears as if manufacturers are phasing out the filters that fit the corvair. Thanks

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: 63vert ()
Date: February 09, 2019 02:06PM

Not sure on the fitting, but Clark’s Corvair sells the filter dirt cheap. I order them by the case as needed.

Rockingham, NC

1962 Greenbrier
65 110 4speed

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 09, 2019 02:11PM

Corvair filters have 2 areas for oil flow and none through the bolt. All other filters I know of flow oil through the bolt that's why you have to have an adapter and not just something that will allow it to screw on.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: Lalkie ()
Date: February 09, 2019 02:13PM

Does anyone know who manufactures clarks oil filters?

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: February 09, 2019 02:19PM

NAPA 1038 is available there in Grand
Junction. Why pay freight for something
so simple. A

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 09, 2019 02:27PM

Napa here does 30% off the first hour they are open one Saturday a month. They call it Super Saturday. They are 20% off the rest of the day. Not sure if it's a nation wide thing or not.

It looks like Fram, Wix and Hastings make the filters still. Napa is Wix.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: Lalkie ()
Date: February 09, 2019 02:32PM

Clark appears to be out of their filter plus shipping appears to be 46 percent of the cost if I purchase 6 of them. NAPA wants $18.00 per filter which seems pretty high to me. Still looking. I am not sure how many GM cars used the 7/16X20 bolt pattern. Thanks for the responses up to this point. Larry

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: February 09, 2019 03:06PM

Not that high for one...

Your 3 Autozones have Fram PH4's for $12.99

They just have a bad outer seal design.. but you could put a hoseclamp around it after installing...





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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 09, 2019 03:44PM

[www.oilfilter-crossreference.com]

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: February 09, 2019 03:59PM

NAPA wants $18 for a Corvair oil filter??

My age is showing.

In late 1970's a buddy and I purchased over 1500 Corvair Oil filters for $500 and resold them for $1.00 each.

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: blackspyder ()
Date: February 09, 2019 04:40PM

Amazon has Wix for $14.99, Purolator for $13.99

Roger Fedor
Whitehall, PA
1963 Spyder Coupe, currently undergoing re-restoration

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: February 09, 2019 05:10PM

Buy the Wix for $10 at Rock Auto.

Joel
Northlake, TX
4 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: February 09, 2019 05:23PM

Just checked my stash, I know I never paid more than single digits, but I'm now getting low. Bought a case of real PF4 at Advance Auto for $3 bucks a piece at a close out. Then ran purolator for a while. Looks like we need an Ebay 20% coupon code.


Purolator $10.99 at Advance Auto

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: ac1948 ()
Date: February 10, 2019 04:46AM

I have had adapters which allow the use of spin on filters. I don't know if they are available now.

Jerry Murray
Charleston, SC

63 Rampside, PG,110

63 Greenbrier, PG, 110

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: February 10, 2019 06:20AM

I don't think Clarks will tell you who makes their filters.

NAPA has a pre-order filter sale every Spring. I bought a case every year for several years but they were just too expensive last year, over $10. NAPA are Wix filters.

I bought Clarks filters last year. I like to support Wix so we don't end up with only one option for oil filters and a monopoly.

I figure most people have an idea of what an oil filter usually costs and if they see a high price on that, am I charging too much for everything?

I don't like the idea of adapters, it's good to keep up a market for Corvair oil filters.

I'm anti-Rock Auto but it's difficult to keep it up, the things I've purchased from them have been easy peasy.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: February 10, 2019 07:07AM

You have to Ray Sedman to make you a setup. I got my last one from him a few years ago.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: February 10, 2019 02:42PM

I went with the adapter so I would not have to worry about importing filters. That is a big deal here,

You can't just put a pipe thread anywhere, as the adapter takes the normal filter than fills from the edges and comes up and out to the engine through the center tube has to have something do divert it into the Corvair's second ring of outlet holes, since the Corvair has a bolt where the oil should come out.

Here is the top side of the adapter,


And here is the bottom, where it screws into a standard filter with a ¾" thread.
Oil filters and adapters

Ideally, you use one with a relief valve just over 10 psi, as the standard relieve is 10 psi.





You can see both sides of the adapters on this link, as well as

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: February 10, 2019 03:00PM

The WIX oil filter works well for the Corvair. They seal better then some of the other units that just have a big rubber boot around the top. WIX has traditionally been a better oil filter vs. FRAM.

Easy to find. Summit and Amazon sell them.--- [www.amazon.com]

As far as the spin on adapter goes - Clark's is out of them and the fellow that made has sadly passed. Not sure if Ray's S. unit was the same (the fellow making them was in L.A., CA.) or if Ray is making them again.

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: February 10, 2019 03:31PM

You will want to go in the NAPA store. I picked up an oil filter for my 8N tractor a few weeks ago. I did my online due diligence to see what oil filter fit and where to buy one. Tractor Supply and NAPA on line were in the mid teens price wise. So I stopped into a NAPA on the way to work one morning, gave the oil filter number, 1010, counter man says “what tractor do you have?” That’s a good sign!thumbs up

Oil filter was in stock and less than $10.00 with tax. I asked no questions...

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Oil Filter Adaptor
Posted by: Lalkie ()
Date: February 10, 2019 04:49PM

Thanks for the replies. It looks like I will be purchasing the purolator filter at advance auto for $10.99. Everything else looks more expensive. I am kind of a cheap guy and use the car as a daily not a garage queen. Thanks again I appreciate it. Larry

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