Thanks to all who responded so quickly, I will try to purchase one of the
suggested filters. I guess the adapter that I have on my engine is the 1/2
inch to 1/2 inch. The Purelator part that I bought needs the 5/8 inch to
1/2 inch adapter. Sam Gentry will use this information as well. He has
been using the Purelator 73 with the 5/8 adapter. His adapter came with the
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Howard Baugues
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 10:01 PM
To: Greg Schluge
Cc: Spitfires (E-mail)
Subject: Re: Oil filter adapter
Greg, I am not sure if this will help you, but on my 76 Spitfire 1500, I use
off the shelf filter. AC PF53 or Autozones Deutsch D364. I also can use the
following from a cross reference chart.
With these, I have not had to use any special adapter.
Nass Membership Chairman
W. Terre Haute, IN, USA (Western border of Indiana/Illinois)
1976 Spitfire 1500 (road ready and waiting for warm weather)
1970 GT6+ (restoration candidate)
Greg Schluge wrote:
> I tried to replace the filter on my 76 spitfire and found that the adapter
> on the small diameter off-brand oil filter was too small to fit into the
> Purelator filter I purchased from advanced auto for the engine. The
> mates properly with the block but the adapter needs to be one size larger.
> Does anyone have one of these adapters or know where I can purchase one?
> Greg Schluge
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