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V8 oil filter conversion

PatrickDixon
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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by PatrickDixon » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:37 pm

Thanks to both of you. I probably won't get much time to have another go before next weekend, but current thinking is to drill a hole through the end of a piece of scaffold pole, insert that over the anchor head and pass a suitable rod through them both. Then use another piece of scaffold pole as a T on the end of the first one. Either it will come off or the side of the block will ...

I haven't got access to welding gear, but I'll have a look for a 3/8" extension bar before I get the drill out!

I'll let you know how it goes ...

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by classiclife » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:21 pm

Good luck Patrick, hope it gives in without too much of a battle.

Regards.

Richard.
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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by grahamemmett » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:46 pm

classiclife wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:00 am
That's Windows 10 for you Graham, if that is your current programme !!

Am I correct in saying that the installation sheet also states a selection of spin-on filters that can be used ??

It looks as though you have a Mann 916/1 which is the same type used on the V8-250 saloon and certainly on mine.

Best wishes.

Richard.
Hi Richard
The instructions say “a Crosland 357 or similar high quality filter with a 3/4 UNF thread”. I guess in years to come it’s the thread size that will be difficult to get. The Mann W916/1 has many applications though and so should be around for a while yet.
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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by tjt77 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:29 pm

Reply to OZZSP250:-thanks for posting images.. Ive never used 'fleet line' but Ive heard they are a good company. about twice a year my local Napa store has a 1/2 price sale on filters, so generally stock up then.(same as Fleetline prices) I no longer use the old canister filters .. every car or engine that comes through my shop that still has the original 'canister' gets a spin on conversion.. dealing with the mess and the other 'issues' of a standard canister filter is not worth the bother when there is a far cleaner alternatives for a very reasonable price to make routine servicing easier.. lately Ive had a run of BMC B series engines.. spin on filter conversion for these runs approx $34.. is a 'no brainer'

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by classiclife » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:15 pm

Hello Patrick,

I do have another suggestion, for what it is worth and may help.

You could apply a JB Weld mix on the thread of the original long bolt that went through the bowl; tighten that in to the anchor and leave to set overnight etc. As for application, I would apply it only 3/4 of the way up the tread and not at the very end of the thread closest to the filter housing.

Then with a socket & breaker bar you should be able to get the leverage you require as you will not be restricted for space - the socket and extension bar will be lower than the level of the car; hopefully that makes sense ??

I have used JB Weld before and it really does weld itself to the metal, it is amazing stuff. I believe that this will be enough to give you the break through you are seeking.

If it works, the anchor and bolt will be history but the result will be complete.

The stuff is easy to access either online or retail outlet; just ensure you get the correct stuff for the job.

Here is there website (USA) for guidance: https://www.jbweld.com/collections/metal

Just an idea, which gives better hope ?? !!

Regards.

Richard.
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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by PatrickDixon » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:40 pm

I've now got the anchor off (hooray!) and fitted the adapter. Unfortunately I've obviously missed something because when I run the engine, oil pisses out from between the filter and adapter and I've lost the flexolite instructions. Helpfully they don't put them on their website (I guess they haven't heard of pdfs) :-(

Has anyone got a copy of the fitting instructions that they could post here?
[EDIT] Don't worry, I've found it! I think I have the copper washer in the wrong place.

I got the anchor off by putting a bolt and nut through the hole and then levering against it with a crowbar against the sump (using a bit of wood to spread the load).

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Re: V8 oil filter conversion

Post by classiclife » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:11 pm

Well done, excellent news.

Regards.

Richard.
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