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rbruner
02-17-2010, 01:54 PM
Thanks to the forum search function I have deciphered my 63 Champ's engine ID & discovered that it is from a 62 Lark. The oil filter is a canister mounted on the fender with a rubber hose feeding the block. My question is, when did Studes go to a screw-on filter mounted on the block? Previous owner stated that it is a 259 w/2bbl Holly, bored .040, balanced,increased stroke & competition cam. Rebuild was 10 years ago.

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh295/sbruner_2008/641Champ.jpg

studegary
02-17-2010, 02:06 PM
The full-flow spin on filter was introduced mid-year in the 1962 model year. This means that there are 1962 engines with the full-flow system and also engines with the earlier partial-flow system, that also used a spin on filter but not directly on the block.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

rbruner
02-17-2010, 02:35 PM
Thanks!

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh295/sbruner_2008/641Champ.jpg

Skip Lackie
02-17-2010, 03:17 PM
Just FYI, the OEM partial-flow filter used until mid-62 was not mounted on the fender, but on the oil filler pipe. I hope those rubber hoses were stronger than standard fuel lines.

Skip Lackie
Washington DC

Transtar60
02-18-2010, 08:53 AM
Also in some truck applications, like my 7E7, the full flow block came with the partial flow filter up top on the filler pipe and a block off plate on the block where the oil filter mounted. My truck was built in May 62 so it was built past the midyear point.

http://racingstudebakers.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10056/5E13%20Pic%203.JPG
3E38
4E2
4E28
5E13
7E7
8E7
8E12
8E28

59 Lark
etc

doug
02-18-2010, 09:15 AM
My 7E7 V-8 was built in June of '62 and has a canister type oil filter.

I just checked and it seems to have a block off plate where the full flow filter would mount. I have had this truck over 20 years and never noticed this.

kurtruk
02-18-2010, 10:14 AM
Does your canister happen to say "FRANTZ" anywhere on it? Or is it a Fram?

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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StudeRich
02-18-2010, 11:26 AM
quote:Originally posted by doug

My 7E7 V-8 was built in June of '62 and has a canister type oil filter.
I just checked and it seems to have a block off plate where the full flow filter would mount. I have had this truck over 20 years and never noticed this.

I have a 7E13-131 Dually 1 Ton Transtar setup the same way, and I am putting a custom dual exhaust on, to clear the Full Flow Oil Filter I have added. That appears to be the reason why the late '62's like mine and probably other later "C" Cabs anyway, came from the factory that way and never had the full flow. I've never seen a "T" Cab set up that way though, your right head pipe may clear the filter.

The block off plate came with the replacement engines to put the early partial flow cars back to stock as replacement engines were required to do.
I would check for a blank engine number on your's.

StudeRich

doug
02-18-2010, 05:40 PM
Rich - original engine and exhaust would not clear a filter in that location. I l learn something every day.