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Tight Fit- What Oil Fliter SBF in 50 Ford ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fordstandard, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Guys --what oil fliter do you use in your swap?

    Mine is very tight fit --must be a better way
  2. RDAH
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 465

    from NL, WI

    If the short one for a Dodge does'nt work, for sure an adapter from Summit will mount to the block & you can swivel it foward or down or any way you want it.
  3. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,189

    from Burton, MI

    Don't remember what AC filter I use. I'll check in a bit.
  4. Doraville
    Joined: Apr 22, 2008
    Posts: 50

    from Georgia

    I have a 302 in my '52 Ford F1. I used one of those remote filter mount kits to move my filter up onto the fender well. Otherwise, I would have had to use a tiny oil filter, which I didn't want to do.


  5. Phil1934
    Joined: Jun 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,717


  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,986

    Jalopy Joker

    I have a remote oil filter set up with '69 302 in '51 Ford because there is no clearance to run adapters like the 90degree, etc. but, after looking at link Phil1934 posted will go to NAPA and try a super short filter, plus get a free calendar. Thanks
  7. chopper cliff
    Joined: Aug 19, 2011
    Posts: 265

    chopper cliff
    from lodi ca

    51068 Wix or Napa1068, 1/2 quart for Ford, works on my 28 next to steering box no problems, running a 302
  8. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    Motorcraft FL400 is a smaller diameter shorter filter for some applications, and a full diameter short filter was used on Thunderbird Turbo coups in the late 80's.
  9. TinShed
    Joined: Mar 3, 2011
    Posts: 555


    I did not know the 400 worked? It is way smaller diameter and a bit shorther but the FL300 is the same filter just 1.7" shorter. I had to run that filter on my 48F1
  10. WE always used an oil filter for a 79 dodge pickup [2 wheel drive] with a 318 engine. Very short with correct dimensions to fit ford engines. forget the part number.
  11. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,381


    Had the same issue with the Ford 302 in my avatar. The oil filter hit the frame. Then, at O'rielly's, I found FRAM PH43 for a Ford 302. Only 3 1/2" long...the length of a business card. Problem solved.
  12. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,438


    I use Wix instead of Fram, but here's some comments. If the standard PH8A is too long, the (Mopar standard) FRAM PH43 is a bit shorter. The PH16 is shorter still(used on 351W Police Interceptor with oil cooler). The Wix 51335(NAPA1335) is about 2" long. Reportedly the Wix 51311 is a little longer that the 51335.
  13. Yes, the FL400 (motorcraft P/N) has the same thread and seal diam as the larger FL1A or PH8a. FL400 is just a bit larger diam then the seal surface. My wife's 2008 Ford Edge uses that FL400 and I found out about the thread and seal diam when searching for a larger filter, but there really is no room for any larger diam or length.
  14. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,110

    A Boner

    Volvo....don't ask me what year though.
  15. aircoup
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 900


    a 1987 harley fxr oil filter works just fine , and its short '
  16. RidgeRunner
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 906

    from Western MA

    For a 90 degree adapter check older Ford Vans with a big six. My '71 with a 240 had one from the factory.

  17. I use a small diameter/short oil filter for a Chrysler product. AC PF53, Motocraft FL793, etc.
  18. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,986

    Jalopy Joker

    tried the NAPA 1068 and too long for my set up, need one about 3" long. will go back to NAPA and try again. did get my free calendar. anyone know of a link to a chart for oil filters that gives cross reference to multiple brands?
  19. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,986

    Jalopy Joker

    never could find a very good cross reference site for oil filters. so, after searching around ended up getting a NAPA 1311 (Wix 51311) which has a height of 3.372" (stock app NAPA 1515 series height is 5.178") . Would have gone for the K&N filter as upgrade but, nut on end of housing made things too tight again. AC-Delco PF53 is a very common filter and used on Harley's too. Harley discussion sites have good info on this filter. hard to find dimensions on all filters I looked at. gives pretty good info. still concerned about having less oil in system. at some point will likely go back to a remote full size filter set up.
  20. Al Von
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
    Posts: 257

    Al Von

    +1 on the PH16. I had an '81 LTD police car with the 351W and oil cooler adapter. That filter fit perfect, and about 1/2 the length of the FL1A.
  21. Cerberus
    Joined: May 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,381


    George mentioned a PH16 used in the Police Interceptors is shorter. So, when I was in Orilley's yesterday, I took a look at it. It may work for you. It seems about 3" long. It is much shorter than the PH43 that finally worked for me. Check it out.
  22. aldixie
    Joined: May 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,644


    I know an MG midget filter will fit but it's on the small size. I have had to use a remote oil filter kit on my 302 in my 40 Ford pickup.
  23. Mark T
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,901

    Mark T

    80's Ford Van with a 460 should have a swivel adapter so you can run a full size filter.
  24. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


    I use a Baldwin B34. Its about 3 3/4 inches long....
  25. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,870

    Buddy Palumbo

    I doubt any MG MIdget filter will fit , but most likely a later MGB filter ...
  26. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,396

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I'd go with a remoto set up so I could have a full size filter that would also be EZ to get to.
  27. jtc1180
    Joined: Jul 19, 2010
    Posts: 6


    M/C FL300 or Trans-Dapt Remote kit.
  28. Hedders
    Joined: Jan 28, 2006
    Posts: 10


    I am using a NAPA 1085 in my 49 business coupe with a 289 and c-4.
  29. svo
    Joined: Aug 17, 2005
    Posts: 154


    Fl 300
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011

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