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doctormap
05-09-2006, 04:16 PM
I was wondering if anyone has tried to adapt the cartridge-type oil filter for the Champion 6 to a spin-on oil filter? Anyone know of an adapter for this kind of conversion?

Thanks!

doctormap
'48 Champion 4-door

Dwain G.
05-09-2006, 08:42 PM
Stude used a spin-on filter from about 1957. On an L-head 6 the base mounts under two head bolts at left rear of engine. Fram PB50 filter (or equiv) spins on upside down. I think Sasco has some of these kits.

Dwain G.

doctormap
05-10-2006, 10:09 AM
Thank you for the suggestion. I called SASCO and they said they did not know anything about this, and said they did not believe such an item is available for this engine.

I was wondering if anyone has done this kind of conversion before, maybe using a kit designed for some other make of vehicle? While it's certainly not critical, it sure would make maintenance a lot easier, and cheaper.

doctormap
'48 Champion 4-door

N8N
05-10-2006, 10:20 AM
I have to say I'm not sure why you want to do this. If you have a stock factory filter on your car the cartridges should be readily available from your FLAPS (Fram C3 or equivalent; C4 or equivalent if it is the optional, larger filter) and the cartridge type is less messy to change than the spin on. I actually added the optional C4 type filter to my '62 Daytona because I got sick of the mess the standard spin-on made when I changed it.

nate

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Roscomacaw
05-10-2006, 11:09 AM
I have to agree with N8 on this. That said, I have one of the filter bases kicking around in the garage if you still want one. It came off a V8, so you'd have to make a simple, L-bracket to mount it to a flathead 6. OR.... you could mount it remotely and get some flex hoses to connect it.[^]

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Dwain G.
05-10-2006, 12:47 PM
I agree, if I already had a cartridge type filter I wouldn't go to the trouble of changing to a spin-on. If you really want the spin-on, these kits were made for the L-head six Champion engine: AC-2848, AC-2938, AC-3064. See if any Stude parts vendors have any of those numbers in stock.
When an oil filter is mounted upside-down as these are, they probably should use a filter equipped with an anti-drain back valve. Fram PB-3413 is one, some searching in a filter book should turn up others. The alternative to that is to change the filter after the car has sat overnight, even though it is best to drain the oil pan when the engine is hot.

Dwain G.

doctormap
05-10-2006, 03:31 PM
I guess at least part of the reason for wanting information about this is, that I have tried to find an applicable replacement cartridge filter, but could not find anything on the FLAPS's web sites, mostly because they don't list anything that old.

My car uses the larger F4 cartridge, so I guess the Fram C4 would be the correct replacement. Thanks very much for the information. I have seen a number of spin-on adapters on the web for other cars, and I have questioned whether this indicates that the newer design confers some additional protection for the engine, which is, of course, the reason for the filter in the first place.

doctormap
'48 Champion 4-door

N8N
05-10-2006, 08:04 PM
I've been trying to put some of this info on my web site for just this reason, although I don't have a whole lot of pre-55 info up. But anyway the filters that will work on your car:

Wix 51006
NAPA 1006
Baldwin P41
Hastings LF101
Purolator L30034
AC P209
Fram C4P

HTH

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
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doctormap
05-11-2006, 01:50 PM
Thanks Nate! I was having trouble finding a Fram C4 on anyone's web site. The Wix 51006 I did find, for $11.35, which is a bit pricey, but at least it's available. But, now I have some other options.

Thanks again.

doctormap
'48 Champion 4-door

N8N
05-11-2006, 10:30 PM
I prefer Wix anyway... but that's a whole nother thread that could devolve into a flame war so I'll shut up now.

nate

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55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop
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hayward
06-05-2007, 12:59 PM
i have one waiting for air cleaner to change can not use with large air cleaner. i got mine from chris collins at studebaker parts in phoenix

hayward scott/kentucky