...have'ta disagree... the 'open end down' filter arrangement is
messy when replacing yes, but!
I can only speak for the Delco PlusOne filters I use, that have the
drain-back feature. Even in the morining, when going to work
I usually see oil pressure rising before she even catches and fires up.
And believe me... My '73 GT (OB) starts extremely easily.
Also, to solve all your 'pressureless startups'..... dare I say it....
copy the late model Spitfire arrangement. The oil pressure switch has three
One is a switch to ground... the normal idiot light switch.
Thew other two are a 'floating' switch which shuts off ignition until oil
is present, thus stopping it from starting (and killing it quickly) if oil
is not present.
1973 BGT - Daily Driver
1980 Spitfire w/ O/D
From: Johnmowog@aol.com <Johnmowog@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, June 03, 1999 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: oil filters
RE: Oil filter conversions and filters:
First off, the list is right, Frams are trash. Cut one apart sometime... or
just feel the comparative weight vs. another filter.
Secondly, If you value your B, GET RID of the "face up" filter
adapter. Why? Think about this: When you shut down the car, all the oil in
the system drains down to the sump. With the inverted filter, all the oil in
the FILTER drains out as well. The first several seconds of your starting
time are thus spent pumping oil into an empty filter instead of to more
important places. Bearings and rocker assemblys are particularly offended by
this. That's why the inverted filter got changed back to a hanging filter
after a couple of years of this bone-headed experiment. Yes, I know that
there are filters for this application that supposedly have a check valve to
keep this from happening. (And Santa Claus is coming, and the government has
your best interests at heart...) The problem with the check valve filters is
(1) you don't know if you actually have one these days, with all the generic
and subsitution stuff going on, and (2) If you do have one and let the car
sit for more that a couple of hours, it empties out anyway.
The cure is a choice of 2.. Either put it back to the stock hanging canister
filter, buy the new adapter that moss has that puts the spin-on filter back
in line with where it hung originally, instead of on an offset plate. This
looks better anyway, and gives better access than the late-unlamented hanging
adapters, and won't screw your motor up the way the inverted ones do. These
bring the oil cooler line fitting back to where it used to be on the old
converter plate that the cannister filter used. Best of all they use the same
filter as a spin-on midget, which is also the same filter as a 2 liter BMW
(320i). This makes high quality filters easy to find, at least if you stay
out of Kragen and PetBoys.
Best of Luck
What I meant was "oil COOLER fittings"...
>What I did was snatch the unit that holds a spin-on filter facing up from
>a later model at a wrecking yard. It has the oil filter fittings. I have
>been using Fram filters, I think PH8A, curiously the same one as my 67
'66 MGB GHN3L76149 >>