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oil filter question #231023
01/16/12 12:43 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-1962-Chevy-...ies&vxp=mtr

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Question 1..I'd like to put a Beehive oil filter on the ole coupe (235). Notice how this is hooked up. Since the inlet is 1/4 inch and it goes back into the pan, why couldn't the lines be MUCH smaller? Those lines are huge.

question 2... If I fill the canister with oil before starting the engine everything should go right? I don't want to starve the engine for 5 minutes filing the canister.

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Re: oil filter question [Re: wawuzit] #231032
01/16/12 01:39 AM
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Yours I would assume, would be a bypass filter. There would be a restriction somewhere that would restrict the flow. They dshouldn't really affect the pressure filling up. I am not sure what kind of a filter setup the motor shown has. If it is a full flow setup, the lines would be larger than the bypass setup.

As a comment on the video, that motor has something more serious than simple piston slap!


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Re: oil filter question [Re: old216] #231034
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So would a beehive need the large lines? If my engine sounded like that, it would be on the garage floor. I'd be looking at a 302 or something better than what I had.

Re: oil filter question [Re: wawuzit] #231269
01/18/12 02:46 PM
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Fram still makes new canister oil filters commonly used on tractors. Our local "Mills Fleet Farm" store sells them. I have seen many restored cars use these canister filters and they look fine.
Check you local farm implement store for the price of a New set up if that is the route you choose.


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