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  • Oil bath filter elements

    Having read the last topic, I was wondering if there are any stude vendors or auto shops that would carry the oil bath filter element used in early 50's oil bath cleaners. Don't know what they are made out of, some kind of meshed up material (horsehair maybe?) Mine is kind of disintegrated. Would like to replace it. I'm real 'greenie' at this kind of stuff. Thank you for your replies.

    Dave D.
    '51 4-dr Champion
    Smithers, B.C.
    Canada
    Dave D.
    '51 "Bulletnose" Champion
    '59 "Silver Hawk" V8

    Smithers, B.C. "Where a Stude in hand is worth two in the bush"

  • #2
    You might try either Studebaker International or SASCO. SI has the element advertised for the V8 wet aircleaner. The part number is 536774, it's about forty dollars. You might be able to cut to fit yours. Give em a call, they just might have what you're looking for.

    Those filter elements, by the way, were made of a type of woven grass. The same thing was also used for packing material. The predicessor to styrofoam peanuts. They still pack gourmet fruit and veggies in it.


    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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    • #3
      heh! Dave, about 2 feet from this chair, hangs a new, steel mesh, oil bath air cleaner element. It came to me when I bought a "lot" of Stude parts off ebay awhile back. I could easily be talked out of it.
      It's really a tube of woven steel (maybe stainless since there isn't a hint of rust on it!). It's 6ft in lenght and 6 inches wide. Sorta reminds me of some fishnet stockings I've had the pleasure of removing from ladies legs![:0][]

      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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      • #4
        Sounds like something Biggs would put in a "What is it" post.
        "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

        Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
        Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
        sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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        • #5
          Right on Bob! However, ....I wanna filter that traps dirt, not fish. Your steel stuff sounds like a real loose weave if it reminds you of those stockings I'm thinking of. And 6' long? Maybe it is a fishnet. My old stuff here is 2 pieces, each about 1 1/2" thick, placed back to back (total thickness 3") with a 3" hole in the centre. Having looked at it again, I think it may be salvageable - probably just needs a darn good kerosene bath. Most of the stranding is still in place. But thanks for the offer.
          By the way, did you have a chance to look for that Redmond electric wiper motor you thought you could sell me?

          Dave D.
          '51 4-dr Champion
          Smithers, B.C.
          Canada
          Dave D.
          '51 "Bulletnose" Champion
          '59 "Silver Hawk" V8

          Smithers, B.C. "Where a Stude in hand is worth two in the bush"

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