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  • stude_s
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    Mr Biggs.

    Thanks for time you put in!

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  • Roscomacaw
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    I did a bit of figuring and this would be the 1,803rd standard duty 259 assembled during the 8E series run. I'm sure it would have been in a '63 edition 8E truck. Champ or larger C-cab? Who knows[B)]

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS

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  • stude_s
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    Thanks for all the full flow info...

    Any idea on the year?

    Thx

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  • Transtar60
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    Mr. Biggs,
    There was one of those HD truck filters on ebay about two weeks ago, a NOS kit. I let it pass cause, I prefer the spin on filters. The cannisters have too many places to leak<G>.

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  • Roscomacaw
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    "Can any full flo filter base attach, or is anything additional/special needed to complete the change over to the full flow system?" [?]

    Yup, any base. And there were TWO of them available. One for cars and one for HD truck applications. The HD unit accepts a cannister and element type filter, I believe. I've never actually seen one mounted on an engine. But I have one I bought at a swap meet, just for grins.
    So, you'd need a base, a gasket and a filter, of course. OH, and plugs to plug up where you'll remove the partial flow filter lines. 1/8th inch pipe thread plugs.

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS

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  • Alan
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    1555771 Oil filter base and 1555103 oil filter base to block gasket.
    1555771 $40.00, 1555104 $2.00, SI catalog of parts.
    Still uses an odd ball thread same as 60-72 Buick, Olds and Poncho.

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  • stude_s
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    Mr Biggs,

    You are correct! I didnn't get all the gunk off, the full serial number is 3E20704![:I]

    Can any full flo filter base attach, or is anything additional/special needed to complete the change over to the full flow system?

    Thx

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  • Roscomacaw
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    3E would denote a standard duty 259 from a truck. I've come across a couple of these with that plate you speak of. You can replace it with the full-flo filter base (that's what I'd do!).

    Thing is, that number you gave (specifically the four digits AFTER the 3E) is too low to be a full-flow engine. Are you sure you didn't forget a digit??? Should be at least 5 digits after the "3E"

    Miscreant at large.

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe
    1957 President 2-dr
    1955 President State
    1951 Champion Biz cpe
    1963 Daytona project FS

    Leave a comment:


  • stude_s
    Guest started a topic Engine ID help

    Engine ID help

    OK, I rouned up a stude V8 from a local "stude yard" for my '60 lark. I'm having some trouble iding it and am looking for some help!

    I know its from a early 60's truck, probally a 62-64 259 due to the valve covers are yellow and the oil caps are orange. The crankcase vent system looks the came as a '63 car per the car chassis manual. It has a plate on the right rear; would this be for the full flow oil filter adapter? It has the original canister filter above the valley pan.

    Serial number is: 3E2070.

    Thnanks in advance for the help.
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