How many times have you dreaded changing the oil on your Packard? Maybe it’s just me… but… as a Packard owner I can tell you that I hated the thought of changing the oil simply because I didn’t want to drop the oil filter canister, re-make and replace the gaskets to the lines, soak my filter canister in kerosene, etc. I actually went out and bought a reproduction type canister that housed a spin on filter thinking that would be easier. It wasn’t. I still had to drop the canister, re-make the gaskets, open the canister where the spin on filter was soaked in oil. It was a royal pain. So …
Here’s an oil filter conversion kit which accepts a commonly found spin on filter (FL-1A). From the top of the engine it looks just like the original L6/L8 filter canister but underneath it’s like any modern car. No more removing the canister or making new gaskets. Simply drain the oil, remove the spin on filter as on any modern car.
The housing is machined billet aluminum that has been powder coated in a flat black wrinkle finish. It can be powder coated any color, or painted – your choice. The inside houses two passage ways which leads the oil into and out of the filter. The unit bolts right up to the original supply lines.
The filter was modeled from a 1936 Standard 8 oil canister. I can modify the design to fit any car as long as I’m provided with the length of the filter housing and the input and output hole size and location (these can easily be obtained from a gasket).
Kit includes everything needed to install:
– the housing,
– the oil filter,
– two O rings,
– four bolts and lock washers.
Made to order. Lead time is about 4 weeks.