I purchased a PureOne oil filter at Pep Boys (No. PL10017; $6) and installed
it yesterday. When I removed the old filter ( a no-name that "meets
Chrysler standards"(it wasn't Mopar?) that the PO put on) there was an
adapter threaded in already. Good thing because none came with the new
filter. It is simply a double male, 5/8" to 3/4". I chose the PureOne
because of the info I saw at
rated the PureOne the best, based on SAE testing. This number will fit Spit
1500's as well. I don't know how the NAPA Gold stacks up in the SAE test,
but you could buy it for the adapter, and switch to a different brand of
'67 Mk III
> From: Ryan Smith[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Reply To: Ryan Smith
> Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2000 4:40 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Oil filter score against Jeff: 4-0
> Just a word on NAPA filters. Depending on your local
> jobber, they may not stock a certain package type.
> Just ask for a 1312 filter; the 55- in front denotes a
> packaging type. and yes and adapter should come with
> every new NAPA gold filter (1312). Not sure about the
> silver (21312). Alternately, assuming this is the
> correct filter you could go to a Wix distributor and
> ask for a 51312 filter.
> Ryan Smith
> resident NAPA expert and little else
> --- Peter Ficklin <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Jeff,
> > I recently bought a # 551312 from NAPA - it had
> > the 3/4" x 5/8"
> > adapter in the box with the filter - may have been a
> > fluke, though.
> > Call up NAPA near you, and ask them to look in one
> > of the boxes for
> > you... The filter fits my '63 OK (already had the
> > adapter), but I
> > haven't actually put the one that came with the
> > filter on the block to
> > check it... looks the same.
> > good luck,
> > Peter Ficklin
> > '63 & '68 Spits
> > Fresno, CA
> > - - - - -
> > Jeff McNeal wrote:
> > >
> > > I just made my third and fourth visits to auto
> > parts stores in search of a
> > > spin on oil filter for my '67 Mk3.
> > >
> > > I left both NAPA and PEP BOYS empty handed. The
> > problem appears to be with
> > > my male/mail thread adapter. It appears to be
> > 5/8" to 5/8" -- and NOBODY
> > > seems to stock an oil filter with a 5/8" thread.
> > The world of oil filters
> > > is apparently 3/4".
> > >
> > > The filter that was on the car is a Unipart whose
> > number doesn't even show
> > > up in the NAPA cross reference chart -- that's how
> > old it is. This also may
> > > have something to do with my Spitfire being an
> > English home market car.
> > >
> > > So what's the consensus? Where do I find an oil
> > filter with a 5/8" thread
> > > or a new adapter that goes from 5/8" to 3/4"?
> > This is beginning to drive me
> > > batty.
> > >
> > > Much obliged.
> > >
> > > Jeff in San Diego
> > > '67 RHD Spitfire Mk3
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