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When did Chevy start using spin on oil filters?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 4t64rd, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. I got a SBC block, 283, 3849852, with a canister style oil filter and a clutch pivot forward of the oil filter... it has the side motor mounts so it's at least '58 or later. When did Chevy go to the spin on oil filters?
  2. Jeeesh!!! Everyone knows that!:D
  3. k9racer
    Joined: Jan 20, 2003
    Posts: 3,117


    My 66 chevy ll had a spin on. 327 4 speed I purchased it from a friend who purchased it new. we were amazed when we changed the oil the first time and the filter was spin on type. We had putchased a cartage type. This car had a front sump oil pan a very small iol pump and the Z bar was in a odd location on the block. best I recal the last 3 digits of the cast were 062
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  4. FWIW, my '59 Pontiac had a cannister filter, my '60 a spin-on. The adapter for the spin-on bolts right up to the older motors.
  5. It's not uncommon for earlier motors to have aftermarket adapters allowing for sipn on filters. Millions were probably sold.
  6. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 2,479

    from swanton oh

    Novas used a spin on with all factory V8 engines starting in 65
  7. They got spin on filters ??? >>>>.
  8. The Shocker
    Joined: Dec 30, 2004
    Posts: 3,540

    The Shocker

    I think they started using spin on filters when the stopped using canister type.Just kidding .I think it was about 68 ...
  9. Rudebaker
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,597

    from Illinois

    From '64 - '67 the Nova/Chevy II V-8's used a slightly different block, it had the clutch pivot boss relocated and the filter boss was raised in the block something like -1/2" due to the tight quarters in the Nova subframe to allow clearance for clutch linkage. No room for the standard canister, I had 2 66's Nova engines, a 283 2 Bbl. and a 327/350HP L-79 and they both came with spin on filters. But as a rule '68 was the year it became standard across the board on Chevies.
  10. Sam F.
    Joined: Mar 28, 2002
    Posts: 4,225

    Sam F.

    my 67 camaro has a canister,,,

    ask me about removing the old o-ring in the block..or better yet,,ask me about NOT removing the old o-ring that sits up in the block,,,,:( haha,,finally figured out why it was leaking after the oil change!
  11. a joke lol >>>>.
  12. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,520

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus


    here is a photo of a early ( 64 to 67 ) V8 Nova block. See how the filter is recessed up :)
  13. deucemanab
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 238


    The engine number that you gave was a 64 to 67 chevelle 283,so it
    probably has an adaptor in 64 283 has an adaptor that fits a ford
    spin on,so you will need to be sure what threads you have.
  14. I have a Chevy II block also (recessed spin on filter), no clutch pivot on it. I thought the one I was asking about was from an older car.
  15. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,683

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Heavy duty applications, trucks and police cars and such, continued to use the cannister type for some years after 1969 (using a bolt-on adaptor replacing the usual part) because it had finer media and more total flow capacity from its larger size...the passenger car size spin-on apparently bypasses a lot of oil in normal use.
  16. Jarred Hodges
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 561

    Jarred Hodges

    I had an old 1965 283 that had a spin on

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