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Username Post: where do I install the Oil Filter for a 54'?        (Topic#242895)
ChrisQ 
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05-30-10 08:58 AM - Post#1922749    

I pick up a oil filter for my 54' Bel air the other day. As I was changing my oil I had a hard time locating where to install it. Am I going crazy or did the previous owner pulled it out of the engine bay?

 
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arnieg141 
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05-30-10 09:18 AM - Post#1922759    
    In response to ChrisQ

it mounts to intake just in front of carb.with muffler type clamps
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05-30-10 09:35 AM - Post#1922763    
    In response to arnieg141

Looks like it gone missing.



 
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05-30-10 09:43 AM - Post#1922767    
    In response to ChrisQ

Ooo... Power Steering!
The oil filter mounts off of the intake manifold right between the P.S. pump and the carb.

You're missing the fresh air flexible tubing. Do you have plans to get some? It is an unusual size.
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ChrisQ 
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05-30-10 10:41 AM - Post#1922787    
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Where could I pick that up?

 
KaelFarmer 
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05-30-10 10:53 AM - Post#1922790    
    In response to rrausch

Keep in mind that an oil filter was an add on option in 54. Not all (probably way less an 1/2) of them came with an oil filter. So far I haven't had a stock filter setup on any of my 6 cyl projects except for a 79 nova with a 250. At last count, I've had 15 different pre 1962 chevy 6 cylinder vehicles to work on
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old51sedan 
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05-30-10 10:53 AM - Post#1922791    
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Looks like you may just be missing a radiator also. The oil filter is a canister similar to your PS one that mounts just behind it on the intake. It would have two oil lines going down to the block, one pumping oil in and the other out. You see them for sale on ebay quite a bit. I may have an extra if you can't find one. Donn
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05-30-10 11:47 AM - Post#1922812    
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i got an oil filter set up with my '55 235 engine.

its a fram cartrige style filter thats solid the lines tap into it and thats it!

when its dirty you unscrew it from the lines toss it and buy a complete new assembly.

it has a fram part # on it but i have yet to see if they are still available.

i likes your pwr steering.
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ChrisQ 
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05-30-10 12:14 PM - Post#1922818    
    In response to VANDENPLAS

Kewl. I asummed that there wasn't an oil filter setup. other wise there would be an oil leak
old51sedan, I took this shot when I was replacing the old radiator with a 3 row aluminum one.

 
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05-30-10 12:40 PM - Post#1922825    
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On your vehicle, the oil filter assembly was a dealer installed option, when new. There are also aftermarket type units out there to utilize the 'spin on" type oil filter. The oil plugs are on the block, under the manifolds, the filter assembly clamps onto the intake manifold. If you look around on this forum, you'll find photos of 6 cyl. engines with the oil filter assemblies mounted to the intake.

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05-30-10 02:38 PM - Post#1922861    
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  • ChrisQ Said:
Where could I pick that up?



Good question. Right now I can't find the only source I had for that tubing. Back about 2003 I looked for some, and could only find 25-foot rolls of it. I think CT member Jalapeno knows of a place to find it. Maybe he'll see this and chime in.
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05-30-10 03:43 PM - Post#1922886    
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I was just teasing you about the radiator. The oil filter was a dealer installed option on my 51 as I have the original paperwork with it. I'm currently installing a 54-235 in it with the power steering and this 54 engine doesn't have a filter either. I will install one, but I guess a lot of people didn't think an oil filter was all that important back then. Today they are standard equipment or I bet a lot of people still wouldn't have one.
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05-30-10 08:06 PM - Post#1922988    
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I saw the oil filter housing, the necessary oil lines on Ecklers website.

Bob
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06-01-10 03:06 AM - Post#1923531    
    In response to bobg1951chevy

You could wear it for a hat...

On these it's only a bypass filter anyways, not all the oil goes through it and if it gets plugged up or something then it may as well not be there at all.
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06-01-10 10:07 AM - Post#1923674    
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here's a picture of one i pulled out of my 50'
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06-02-10 05:47 AM - Post#1924096    
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I was just looking on ebay and seen an oil filter off a 54 chevy. Go to ebay, type in this number. 260612937487 to look at it. Donn
1951 styleline 2dr deluxe
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arnieg141 
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06-02-10 07:18 AM - Post#1924140    
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that will work http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISA PI.dll?Vi...
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06-02-10 08:02 PM - Post#1924490    
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So why does Chris's engine have the container for for the oil filter? It looks like mine and there is an oil filter in it. Is his for the power steering?
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KaelFarmer 
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06-02-10 10:26 PM - Post#1924537    
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Yes the container on Chris' engine is for power steering. The power steering pump is the back side of the generator. If you were to see a side shot of Chris' engine similar to Jim's, you'd be able to see the obvious differences.
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old51sedan 
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06-03-10 04:12 AM - Post#1924573    
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In 53-54 when they came out with the power steering it consisted of many different items from the manual steering. The main ones were the pump which is the one you see in the pictures. It has two lines running down to the big gear box on the end of the steering column. The pump is run by a belt from a 2 grove pulley on the front of the crank shaft. It wasn't until 1955 that they ran the pump from the generator.
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KaelFarmer 
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06-03-10 07:14 AM - Post#1924618    
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  • old51sedan Said:
In 53-54 when they came out with the power steering it consisted of many different items from the manual steering. The main ones were the pump which is the one you see in the pictures. It has two lines running down to the big gear box on the end of the steering column. The pump is run by a belt from a 2 grove pulley on the front of the crank shaft. It wasn't until 1955 that they ran the pump from the generator.




Thanks for correcting me. I've only dealt with the power steering setup on a 55 before. I assumed they were the same.
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06-03-10 02:57 PM - Post#1924777    
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Kael, Sorry I wasn't so much trying to correct you as I was wanting Bigern77 to understand how the PS on the 53-54's worked. After a few years of running it off the generator they went back to the crank running the pump which I believe was a better idea to start with. Just my opinion, Donn
1951 styleline 2dr deluxe
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58,000 original miles, second owner
1954 PG 235, rear axle, Power Steering
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KaelFarmer 
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06-03-10 03:33 PM - Post#1924803    
    In response to old51sedan

Donn,
I'm glad that you corrected my error. I hate giving bad information. Besides I learned something new. Since I'm only 35 I've never had the privelege of working on these cars when they were just a few years old. I never realized that had changed back & forth.
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