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07-19-2017, 11:01 AM
We are working in a 1962 Lark Taxi for our local transportation museum. Got the oil filter out and trying to see if I can get a replacement. Whatever it is, it's not in the repair manual. Any help you can give me is appreciated! Take a look at the pictures. The Second one shows the canister itself.
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07-19-2017, 12:28 PM
Can't make out much from your picture. Is that how filter came out or did you place it in a bag after removal? How about a photo of filter on engine. Is this the replaceable cartridge type or the spin on type? Sometime in 1962 (May?) Studebaker switched from partial type to modern full flow oil filters. It's possible you have one of 3 type filters. Replaceable cartridge type, spin on partial type mounted on upper front of engine, or spin on full flow mounted on lower rear of engine. More info please.

T.J. lavallee
07-19-2017, 01:03 PM
Try NAPA. They'll find the filter for your year & model most likely.

07-19-2017, 01:06 PM
Had someone perhaps used that in a ToiletPaper (can't remember the brand name) Filter, in place of a roll of TP?

07-19-2017, 03:06 PM
I just posted a picture of the canister, so you can see how it is. The picture of the filter is actually showing it upside down. Since the car has to be ready to drive by next Saturday, we are just cleaning the existing filter and returning it to the canister. But if there is a new one out there, we'll get it.

Skip Lackie
07-19-2017, 05:04 PM
If the filter itself is about 5" long, it's probably a Fram F4. If it's about 8-9" long, it's probably a Fram F30 or Purolator P70. The latter two were commonly installed on fleet and severe-service vehicles.

07-19-2017, 06:01 PM
The picture looks like an aftermarket model the filter may be stamped on the canister, this is a picture of a common Studebaker canister and filter, C-4 and F-4 are the same filters I think the "C" is for Canada.65756657576575865759I had a small visitor today.

07-19-2017, 11:24 PM
Well it's obviously a partial flow filter but I've never seen one with that type of lid. Probably an aftermarket one and by the size not an F4. But I'm still puzzled by what looks like a cloth sack wrapping the element. What does it look like unwrapped?

07-20-2017, 03:39 AM
For the Late '62 to '64 Full Flow 170 OHV Six, the Taxis had an optional Larger canister with the Element inside but it mounted to a special Base on the bottom of the Engine since those blocks were Full Flow.

However THIS is NOT Factory, just toss it and get the correct Oil Filter Base, Bracket and Hoses for the Fram PB-50 spin-on disposable type filter.
Instead of a factory Fram Type this is a Walker, Hastings, Purolator or Wix aftermarket Filter.

07-20-2017, 10:58 AM
Thanks for all the help! Since this belongs to the VA Museum of Transportation and is rarely driven, we'll clean it good and put it back for now. Since you all have confirmed this is not a Studebaker oil filter system, I will definitely recommend they change it in the future. Thanks again!

07-21-2017, 10:26 AM
NAPA has a metal element inside vs. paper for all the Fram-types....