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Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: December 15, 2017 06:52PM

Having a hard time trying to navigate Lon's Underground catalogue. Usually buy from Clark's, But they have discontinued it. (I guess they want to push their regular oil filters)
Anyone have a link to purchase one? Or have one in their stash collecting dust? I have a 67 Monza w/air,
Thanx in advance!

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: Vairismo ()
Date: December 15, 2017 07:05PM

The adaptor doesn't care which way it is mounted. Lon's method of operation anymore is to call him and see if he has it, and what the price will be. May want to just call him.

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: December 15, 2017 07:13PM

just did. maybe closed for the Holidays? Got a recording and left the pertinent information.
Hope he calls back....winking smiley

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: December 15, 2017 07:17PM

I never understood the need for the spin on adapters? I like the stock set up as you can change the filter easy with no mess, and we still get good WIX filters for our cars, IMO the stock set up is a Win Win. smoking smiley





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: December 15, 2017 07:33PM

Tknobby was over last weekend swapping my 'Bill Thomas Tribute Heads' from the 65 Sport Sedan (pg) to the 67 Monza w/ac (4-sp). He just happened to show me the difficulties of getting to the filter bolt, and suggested that I might think about getting a 'spin-on' adapter.

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: December 15, 2017 07:36PM

Get a stubby "Gearwrench, and it suddenly will not be difficult at all. If you can find a plastic container that will fit under the filter, you can change it without messing up your engine compartment. What I like about the bolt, it is a lot easier to remove, then a spin on filter, when you need to use a oil filter wrench to get it loose.

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: stitch ()
Date: December 15, 2017 07:49PM

Thanx Junky! Just googled 'Stubby Gearwrench' Because, I really had no idea what it was. I think we carry those at Lowe's where I work! smileys with beer

I think Kobalt calls them something else tho....

"If you can't fix it with a Hammer, you have an Electrical problem."
Stitch...
Schertz, Texas.
(Smallish town/burg 17 mi. NE of San Antonio)




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/2017 07:51PM by stitch.

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: December 15, 2017 08:04PM

Take the "normal" filter bolt out, the one that is vertical, removing the oil filter and 90 degree adapter as a unit. This way you can inspect the other gaskets holding the oil in!

This is also an easier way (removing the filter/adapter as an assembly) as you can use a plastic bag to avoid draining all the oil as happens when loosening the filter from the 90 degree adapter.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: veverlove ()
Date: December 15, 2017 08:23PM

If this is a "must have" kind of item, they are available on Ebay for like $40. I got one to make filter purchasing less problematic.

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: December 15, 2017 08:26PM

I got my last spin on adapter from Ray Sedman at AmericanPi. Send him an email and he will reply.

Horizontal adapter is for AC cars.

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
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/2017 08:29PM by Lane66m.

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: December 15, 2017 08:30PM

I just sold 2 of them. I do like Frank and take the 90 deg adapter off at the stock oil filter bolt location.





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

-----------------------------------
Rust Free Lancaster Ca

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 15, 2017 08:52PM

davemotohead Wrote:
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> I just sold 2 of them. I do like Frank and take
> the 90 deg adapter off at the stock oil filter
> bolt location.


Do you also then change the inner and outer adapter gaskets with every filter change?

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: December 16, 2017 06:50AM

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I never understood the need for the spin on adapters? I like the stock set up as you can change the filter easy with no mess, and we still get good WIX filters for our cars, IMO the stock set up is a Win Win

My main reason was to not have to import Corvair filters. As a side benefit, I get to put a Donaldson filter on it that is MUCH better, costs me $3 landed, and I always have between 300 and 500 in stock.



I also changed the adapter on my Renault to use the same filter.

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 16, 2017 08:21AM

stitch Wrote:
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> Having a hard time trying to navigate Lon's
> Underground catalogue. Usually buy from Clark's,
> But they have discontinued it. (I guess they want
> to push their regular oil filters)
> Anyone have a link to purchase one? Or have one in
> their stash collecting dust? I have a 67 Monza
> w/air,
> Thanx in advance!

NO Clark's is not at fault. The gentleman who made them (my apologies for forgetting his name - was the CORSA west coast representative) passed away. I got the last one in Clark's stock.

I didn't know Ray Sedman was making them now.

I have A/C so I need the 90 degree adapter, and the spin on makes it easier to change the filter, but of course you still have to use a plastic trash bag to catch the oil (works well).

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: December 16, 2017 10:27AM

Here is the previous discussion where I found out American-Pi would make them. I have mine in hand. Did not take long to get it.

[corvaircenter.com]

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
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: December 16, 2017 10:44AM

If you take the adapter off with the vertical bolt, be very careful with the upper seals. The outer one is cardboard - soaked with oil, of course. Unless you want to replace it each time. Sometimes they stay in place on the top, sometimes they come off with the 90 degree adapter They were hard to find for a while, probably available now. Be gentle and you can re-use them - or have spares ready.

Seth Emerson

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 16, 2017 10:50AM

Seth Emerson Wrote:
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> If you take the adapter off with the vertical
> bolt, be very careful with the upper seals. The
> outer one is cardboard - soaked with oil, of
> course. Unless you want to replace it each time.
> Sometimes they stay in place on the top, sometimes
> they come off with the 90 degree adapter They were
> hard to find for a while, probably available now.
> Be gentle and you can re-use them - or have spares
> ready.

I purchased repro. seals from Clark's and that cardboard outer seal is a PITA to install correctly. Another reason to go with the spin on.

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 16, 2017 10:56AM

Lane66m - I could not find the Ray Sedman spin on oil filter adapter at his site.

Maybe I missed it. If you could find it please post a link.

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 16, 2017 11:07AM

Thanks to the folks who PM'd me about who made the spin on oil filters.

It was Ed Corson of PATIDEVCO who used to machine the adapter.

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Re: Oil filter 'spin-on' adapter (Horizontal)
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: December 16, 2017 11:47AM

You need to email Ray about it. He does them on request. Make sure to use the cleaned up email address he explains about in his site.

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
2015 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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