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    My 62 Champ has a 259 v8 with a stand alone center oil filler which has a breather cap. The valve covers also have oil filler caps w/breathers in them. Would there be any harm in putting valve covers on with no oil fillers/breathes in them? I have an extra pair I would like to paint up and put on.

  • #2
    OR..."clean" up the engine by changing the old fashioned filler pipe to a block-off plate like a '63-'64 engine should have. The only reason you could need that pipe, is to mount an oil filter on it if there is no full-flow underneath, which there probably is! [^]

    quote:Originally posted by hotwheels63r2

    Yours is probably a full flow block. (oil filter screws on below? )
    I'd leave it like it is., but the change can be made.
    MIKE
    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      OR..."clean" up the engine by changing the old fashioned filler pipe to a block-off plate like a '63-'64 engine should have. The only reason you could need that pipe, is to mount an oil filter on it if there is no full-flow underneath, which there probably is! [^]

      quote:Originally posted by hotwheels63r2

      Yours is probably a full flow block. (oil filter screws on below? )
      I'd leave it like it is., but the change can be made.
      MIKE
      StudeRich
      Studebakers Northwest
      Ferndale, WA
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by buckeye

        My 62 Champ has a 259 v8 with a stand alone center oil filler which has a breather cap. The valve covers also have oil filler caps w/breathers in them. Would there be any harm in putting valve covers on with no oil fillers/breathes in them? I have an extra pair I would like to paint up and put on.
        Sounds like an early '62 (pre-full flow) with NO filter. The later '62s and on had no oil filler tube. Look at the lower side of the block on the passenger side. If there is no filter, you have the earlier engine.
        There shouldn't be any problem using the cap-less valve covers if it isn't a full flow. If it is a full flow, you need those caps for crankcase venting.



        [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
        '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
        '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
        Museum R-4 engine
        Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
        '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by buckeye

          My 62 Champ has a 259 v8 with a stand alone center oil filler which has a breather cap. The valve covers also have oil filler caps w/breathers in them. Would there be any harm in putting valve covers on with no oil fillers/breathes in them? I have an extra pair I would like to paint up and put on.
          Sounds like an early '62 (pre-full flow) with NO filter. The later '62s and on had no oil filler tube. Look at the lower side of the block on the passenger side. If there is no filter, you have the earlier engine.
          There shouldn't be any problem using the cap-less valve covers if it isn't a full flow. If it is a full flow, you need those caps for crankcase venting.



          [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson
          '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
          '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
          Museum R-4 engine
          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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          • #6
            Some late 1962 Champs came with the standpipe mounted Partial flow filter and a block off plate over the full flow filter mount on the lower right rear of the block.

            My 7E7 was like that and had only the cap on the filler pipe.

            3E38
            4E2
            4E28
            5E13
            7E7
            8E7
            8E12
            8E28
            4E2
            59 Lark
            etc

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            • #7
              Some late 1962 Champs came with the standpipe mounted Partial flow filter and a block off plate over the full flow filter mount on the lower right rear of the block.

              My 7E7 was like that and had only the cap on the filler pipe.

              3E38
              4E2
              4E28
              5E13
              7E7
              8E7
              8E12
              8E28
              4E2
              59 Lark
              etc

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              • #8
                Mel, short answer - YES, you can do that and not have any adverse effects.

                Miscreant adrift in
                the BerStuda Triangle


                1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                1960 Larkvertible V8
                1958 Provincial wagon
                1953 Commander coupe

                No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                • #9
                  Mel, short answer - YES, you can do that and not have any adverse effects.

                  Miscreant adrift in
                  the BerStuda Triangle


                  1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                  1960 Larkvertible V8
                  1958 Provincial wagon
                  1953 Commander coupe

                  No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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