Need advice on installing an oil filter adapter

Small Block Mopar Engine

  1. memike

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    Well guy's and galls, I am looking at my oil filter, removed it and now wondering how do I remove the spin on bolt so I can put my adapter bolt on my 360, I don't want to mess up threads to try and remove it. I have never put an angle adapter on so :)
    and I have looked for instructions , not seeing any good info on removing the spin on bolt, I know there is a seal behind the plate.. I am lost .. Thank you again for all your help.

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    • Bobzilla

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      It has threads on both sides. Just unscrew it. May feel tight, but it will unscrew.
       
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      • BrianT

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        Put a socket on it and pull it out.
         
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        • Tooljunkie

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          Some had an internal hex inside the pipe. I could be confuzzled though mebbe that was a chebby?

          I have to follow this, as i have no clue what i need to do. Im hoping i can spin on a smaller filter.
           
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          • BrianT

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            My engine was broken in and dyno'd using the smaller filter from the 2.2 engine.
             
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              Wix 51348 is the short one.
              51515 is the long one.
               
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              • memike

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                I do not think mine has a nut to get on to like I see in the picture above, I will keep everyone updated, thanks for the small filter, I wounder just how hard it would be on a 360 to run the 2.2 filter ?
                 
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                You can run the stock size filter with the adapter, no need to run a tiny one....I run a K&N filter, cows out easy but header is in the path so that means some oil will get on your pipes during an oil change.
                 
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                  If the nipple doesn't have the hex on the outside like in the pic, then it will have 3/8 square in side the thread. Just use a 3/8 extension and ratchet.
                   
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                  • Mattax

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                    The seal is a flat gasket. The machined surface must stay flat.
                    The Right Angle adapter uses three gaskets:
                    1. Same as the stamped plate, sealing the outside.
                    2. Seals the center of the adapter to the block (thick gasket)
                    3. Under the head of the hollow bolt.

                    The hard part is getting the clocking so changing the fileter is as convenient as possible. I don't know of any trick for lining it up outside of trial, maybe @krazykuda or some others do.

                    The K&N filter makes it a little easier, that's for sure.
                    On my '67, I unscrew them from underneath, face them up resting on the t-bar, then reach down from over the fender to get the filter from the top.
                    On your early A, you might have to do similar, esp with headers.
                     
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                    • memike

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                      Thank you, I went outside and took these pictures, and sure enough there it is, I never knew this till you posted, that was the info I needed :thumbsup:

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                      • pishta

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                        I never seen one like that what year? seems like a bad place to reduce the ID for oil flow. Maybe a production 5 second time saver.
                         
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                        • BrianT

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                          That would have thrown me for a loop too?!?! I guess even at our age, we learn something new every day!
                           
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                          • AJ/FormS

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                            I wouldn't use that one on a performance engine; like said, she's quite a restriction. The HH type can be drilled out to better allow a HV pump to do it's thing.
                            As to the 90 adapter, I have seen a couple of hollow bolts, some with round holes, some with slots, some have a thinner wall with a bigger I.D The passage corners in the casting can be ported. I've also seen some poorly designed aftermarket long-slot ones twisted off, or ruptured.
                            I prefer the non-adapter on account of two less corners. I drill and chamfer extra holes in the plate, and center drill the HH fitting. Either filter fits my 367 with TTI's, in a 68 Barracuda. No rod failures yet, shifting at 7000.
                             
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                            • memike

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                              1975 block pishta, yep, I seen the picture above and thought to myself, Did I Miss Seeing That Dang Bolt Head :BangHead:.
                               
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                              Yep, I say if we aren't or can't learn something we may as well get on the couch and live your life there. I might be old but I still learn something most day
                               
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                                thank you for pointing that out, I will indeed get a picture of my tube bolt , not a race build and will only see possibly 48 grand , 2.74 sure grip 8 1/4
                                 
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                                48 grand eh, is that a helicopter engine?
                                 
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                                  It’s a 1” socket if yours doesn’t have a internal hex head.

                                  Jake
                                   
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                                  • memike

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                                    I went out this morning and pulled the bolt out, it had the 3/8 extension and out it came, thanks a bunch for your help

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                                      You said nipple.
                                       
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                                        He, he. I did. I said nipple. He, he. Then you said nipple.
                                         
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                                          They make them both ways. one with an external hex on the outside, and one with the 3/8" square on the inside...

                                          The problem with the external hex drive is the hex is thin and sometimes hard to keep the socket from slipping off...
                                           
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                                            Mike, while you have the plate off, I would drill four more holes in it for better flow....

                                            Those four holes look a little restrictive...
                                             
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                                              The threaded adapter thing has a noticeably deeper hex on the Magnum engines compared to an LA one I was using before. I'd just grab one from a junkyard, as easy as changing the oil filter on a pickup truck lol
                                               
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