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odd ball oil filter question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RODMAN58, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. RODMAN58
    Joined: Jan 1, 2006
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    RODMAN58
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    from VIRGINIA

    I recently was doing some work on a friends 52 Plymouth. I got stuff to change the oil and when I got ready to change filter I realized it had been changed to something either aftermarket or "engineered". It was an AUTOLITE FL 142. Does anyone know anything about this filter or what it originally came on. I cannot find anything on the net. Not even any sort of cross reference or an AUTOLITE listing. It could be farm use, commercial or who knows. Any help would be appreciated. It's a closed filter with fitting on the top and botton to bolt it on. It claped in the original filter spot so I don't know if it was a add on sort of accessory or just a good idea at the time. Give me your thoughts.
    thanks,
    Rod
     
  2. Would you happen to have a picture? Is it spin on or canister? What motor, any name on it?-MIKE:confused:
     
  3. Ball and Chain
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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    Ball and Chain
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    from Nor Cal

    the oldest catalog i have only goes back to 53', if it is the same as 52' then that is not the stock filter.
     
  4. Ball and Chain
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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    Ball and Chain
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    from Nor Cal

    autolite fl142 =

    fram: c120e

    wix: 51011
     

  5. JohnEvans
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
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    JohnEvans
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    from Phoenix AZ

    If that filter has 1/8 pipe threads at each end it is a Wix 51035,used on Mopar products 47-57. You replace the whole thing, it is a by-pass style. Nothing weird about it unless you were born after 1970 or so ! LOL
     
  6. barney rubble
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 340

    barney rubble
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    The Wix 51011 is a cartridge filter that needs a housing and is not correct. I came up with it the same way my first try at this. And I think the 51035 is no longer avaliable from Wix. JMO
     
  7. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    302GMC
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    from Idaho

    The Purolater # is PER 1/2 ... they can be expensive when you find one.
     
  8. RODMAN58
    Joined: Jan 1, 2006
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    RODMAN58
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    from VIRGINIA

    So who sells these units for the mightly Mopar flat head vintage 52.
    Rod
     
  9. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
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    plym_46
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    from central NY

    I believe what you are looking at is a sealed disposable bypass cansiter filter. They have been discotinued by all the major makers. Still a few on epay occasioally but getting very expensive. You would probably be betterserved to look for a regular can with the disposable element. Just about any will work. Most of these were dealer installed or aftermarket add ons. They can be had at swap meets and on epay for 30 bucks or so.
     
  10. 51 Cranbrook
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 4

    51 Cranbrook
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    From my Handle you probably know I'm tinkering with a flathead six. I want to convert the throw-away oil filter with a canister and cartridge type of a similar size. Any idea where I can find one? eBay shows a few but no MoPar.
     

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