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Post  maverick on October 26th 2014, 12:06 pm

For those who use one, please note...this is a good unit that allows you to clock the filter to any position and works well, BUT....

IF you clock the unit so that your filter is pointed toward the front of the engine, and...

IF your car is likely to do the occasional wheelstand combined with a potential hard landing, be advised that you should add a support of some sort to prevent the laws of physics from ruining your day at the races. Otherwise.......

The weight of the filter full of oil works in conjunction with the impact of one's return to terra firma to effectively turn the adapter in a counter-clockwise direction, thereby loosening the unit enough to allow 80 psi of oil pressure to push past the o-ring and empty the contents of one's oil pan onto what was previously a dead-hooking track. The result is a smoke filled E-ticket ride which causes a dramatic drop in one's popularity polls in the pits and subsequently adds friction in one's harmonious marriage when laundry day rolls around.

Don't ask how I know.
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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  Dave C. on October 26th 2014, 12:49 pm

Neutral

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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  c.evans on October 26th 2014, 8:27 pm

That sounds awfully like, that you have had a "personal experience" with the filter adapter rotating. More torque on the bolt next time maybe? Or clock it downwards until it makes contact with the oil pan and can't go any further. Cool

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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  FalconEh on October 26th 2014, 9:31 pm

Oh Crap...We all know the Mav don't break down...or oil the track...don't worry once isn't a new title just an occurance! Wink
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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  bbf-falcon on October 26th 2014, 10:42 pm

Hell Kim,just tie a string around the oil filter up to a bolt screwed in the front of the cyl head. Razz

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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  maverick on October 27th 2014, 7:50 pm

Actually guys, I am thinking of adding a support strap of some type to prevent this happening again. It really makes me think about some of the ways in which forces are applied to parts of racecars that we might never consider. Suspect In this case the hard landing probably had much the same effect as a downward smack on the filter with a rubber mallet. Considering the weight of the filter full of oil, I'm really not surprised it happened, although I never gave it a thought before I forced a cleanup on aisle 1. Shocked I'd clock this thing differently as Charlie suggested, but clearance issues are the reason for it in the first place.

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Post  Lem Evans on October 27th 2014, 8:44 pm

Could it be 'pinned"?

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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  cool40 on October 27th 2014, 9:37 pm

Remote filter time...... Cool
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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  Wheelie58 on October 27th 2014, 9:54 pm

If you want to use a clamp around the filter and a cable support, I have all sizes of clamps for header tethers and could crimp a nice cable for you...
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Post  cool40 on October 27th 2014, 9:59 pm

Wheelie58 wrote:If you want to use a clamp around the filter and a cable support, I have all sizes of clamps for header tethers and could crimp a nice cable for you...
Just thinking
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your brain never slows down Keith! You need to pitch that idea to NHRA! Wink
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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  Wheelie58 on October 27th 2014, 10:03 pm

When a support was mentioned....
The T-bolt clamp and custom cable with a tab bolted to the front of the cylinder head...just popped in..
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The original Boss 429...

Post  XEngr on October 27th 2014, 10:25 pm

oil filter adapters had a small pin that indexed the adapter orientation on the block's oil filter pad.

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Post  bbf-falcon on October 27th 2014, 10:29 pm

Wheelie58 wrote:When a support was mentioned....
The T-bolt clamp and custom cable with a tab bolted to the front of the cylinder head...just popped in..
:-)
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Hey now MR.ENTREPENURE,that string was my invention from my HS days,if you tether that ,I want half the royalties. Laughing

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Post  Wheelie58 on October 27th 2014, 10:39 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:
Wheelie58 wrote:When a support was mentioned....
The T-bolt clamp and custom cable with a tab bolted to the front of the cylinder head...just popped in..
:-)
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Hey now MR.ENTREPENURE,that string was my invention from my HS days,if you tether that ,I want half the royalties. Laughing
Hmmm
Maybe I should stick with making dog leashes from left over cable...
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Post  bbf-falcon on October 27th 2014, 11:14 pm

Shocked Laughing

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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  maverick on October 28th 2014, 6:02 am

Lem Evans wrote:Could it be 'pinned"?

Bingo! Cool
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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  maverick on October 28th 2014, 6:09 am

cool40 wrote:Remote filter time...... Cool

I have one hanging on the garage wall. It's there because it was always a bit of a leaker. Laughing
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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  72mav on October 28th 2014, 7:35 pm

Hell Kim,
Dont worry about relations. They are gonna be pissed when the ole Mav starts taking the money on a regular basis once she gets ironed out.... Twisted Evil
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Re: FRPP oil filter adapter

Post  Lem Evans on October 28th 2014, 8:30 pm

maverick wrote:
Lem Evans wrote:Could it be 'pinned"?

Bingo! Cool

Let me know how that works.

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