Keen observation. I chose the superior quality afforded by the K&N technology
coupled with the anti-flowback. The ease that a spin on affords is a bonus, a
Trying to "fake" originality.
I tried without luck to use the angle adapter from a original telcamet adapter.
The spin-on adapter fits the angle adapter but then the filter hits the fram
(on my BT7). My thought was by painting the K&N, the spin-on and the angle
adapter green it would look at a glance from the top to be a telcamet. Failed
though due to the interference of the frame when the angle adapter is on.
So......I use the spin on adapter by it's self mounted horizontally, have easy
oil changes, anti-drain back and new filter technology.
Oh and only one part to keep track of when I drop it in the oil drain pan. :-)
---- davidwjones <email@example.com> wrote:
> Recent discussion of the quality of various brands and types of spin on oil
> filters, combined with the discussion of ongoing longevity have me wondering.
> I'm well aware of the convenience and "mess" issues with the original
> cartridge oil filters, and had always assumed that the conversion to spin on
> filters was motivated by convenience and availability of filters issues. -But
> now you all have me wondering if there is any substantiated information
> indicating whether there are substantial quality differences between a good
> (modern) spin on filter, and the available cartridge filters for the original
> I like to try to keep everything as original, -but I am now wondering if there
> is an opinion out there as to the effectiveness of the cartridge filters, and
> whether there is a difference in their quality from various suppliers.
> David W. Jones
> '62 Mk II BT7 tricarb
> Cumberland, RI USA