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#177799 - 07/13/10 01:48 PM Can you ID this oil filter?
50_Guy Offline

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Registered: 03/12/10
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I'm trying to ID the oil filter on my '50 Chevy Styleline. The filter mounting bracket is bolted directly to the engine block and the oil exchange takes place through the mounting bracket - no oil lines are externally attached. The cap is more domed-shaped than flat, and appears to have been originally painted gold. I've checked stoveboltcm/techtips and my filter does not match their choices for 1950 Chevy.

I'm not sure how to attach to this form, but I can email a photo of the filter to you.
Thanks.

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#177804 - 07/13/10 02:39 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: 50_Guy]
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Thats was called an InnerLine oil filter. The body is cast aluminum and when new the lid and body were "natural" aliminum color and the lid had a black and yellow decal. I don't know the number but the cartridge can be found at NAPA.
The filter had nothing to do with GM but a lot of Chevrolet dealers installed them when the cars were new. They were popular in 1950 and 1951. The new side motor mounts screwed them up in 1952 and they died after that.
At one point they also made one with a taller cover that had ribs on the sides. It required a taller cartridge.
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#177816 - 07/13/10 03:48 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: Chev Nut]
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Thank you for the great information. I've located and ordered the black and yellow InnerLine decal that you described.
I appreciate your help!

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#177833 - 07/13/10 06:28 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: 50_Guy]
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Originally Posted By: 50_Guy
I'm trying to ID the oil filter on my '50 Chevy Styleline. I've checked stovebolt.com/techtips and my filter does not match their choices for 1950 Chevy
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You won't find any info. on these filters over on the StoveBolt 'cause that place is full of dummies that don't know anything over there.

Those " Direct Feed " filters were actually advanced beyond their time for the babbitt pounder motors as they mounted cleanly directly to the block & eliminated any worries of leaking oil lines which = less things to go wrong.




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#183495 - 09/13/10 11:27 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: Mothertrucker]
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I have one of these I'm thinking about putting on my 49 pickup with a 216. Any positive/negative comments on their reliablity over the years? Just don't see many around and the info on reliabilty is very hard to get. Anybody got one in use? Input would be appreciated. Thanks.
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#183532 - 09/13/10 05:35 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: forty9]
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Uses the same filters as the AC & Fram cannister filters & this filter eliminates the need for hoses & hose fittings so...
95% of the problems I have ever had from oil filters were from leaking lines & line fittings.
From a reliability standpoint ...there are less things to go wrong with this style of filter because there are no lines or fittings to leak.

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#183533 - 09/13/10 06:33 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: Mothertrucker]
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We installed a lot of them at the Chevrolet dealership I worked at from 1950 and up. They never gave a problem. The only drawback is that they are not a Chevrolet product and could cause points to be deducted for judging - if that would be a problem for you.
In 1952 Chevrolet cars had a new motor mount on each side of the block and made the filter installation kind of a pain - also the 1953 stick and truck engine was the last models they can be used on so that was the final blow to their use.
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#183570 - 09/14/10 06:54 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: Chev Nut]
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Loc: Nevada
Thanks guys, always good to get input from long time Chevy guys. Think I'm gonna install it since I just don't see many vehicles that have them. Looks a bit tight by the exhaust downpipe but I'm sure the fit will be just fine.
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#183573 - 09/14/10 07:14 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: forty9]
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Quote:
Anybody got one in use?


I have one of those exact same filters on my 1951 Chevrolet. The filter was installed at the dealership when the car was new and after all of these years I have never had a problem with that type of oil filter.

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#183578 - 09/14/10 08:52 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: Junkyard Dog]
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I have not seen this filter before .... how does the filter "filter" the oil, without the traditional oil lines?

bob
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#183586 - 09/14/10 10:33 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: Junkyard Dog]
forty9 Offline
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Thanks Junk Yard Dog. This is the in use info I was hoping to get. Makes me feel a lot better about replacing my current AC canister filter.
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#183588 - 09/14/10 10:58 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: forty9]
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Glad to help out.

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#183631 - 09/14/10 07:46 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: bobg1951chevy]
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How does it filter.....It gets pressure from the high pressure that normally goes thru the main oil gallery (the line filters are tapped of from this gallery or sorce) and is returned thru the low pressure side.
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#183632 - 09/14/10 07:49 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: Chev Nut]
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Thanks, Gene.

Bob
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#183637 - 09/14/10 08:37 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: bobg1951chevy]
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Maybe someone else can chime in on this but....
Both of the NOS filters I have came with their own oil distributor valve.
Not sure if one supplied with the filter has to be used or you can get away with using the stock oil distributor valve.

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#183649 - 09/15/10 05:40 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: Mothertrucker]
forty9 Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
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Loc: Nevada
That's a good point! I just assumed that the stock valve was used. I don't suppose there's any #s on the valve that came with the NOS units. (would be too easy!)
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#183652 - 09/15/10 07:46 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: forty9]
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Registered: 03/12/10
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Loc: KY
Does anyone know the replacement cartridge number for the InnerLine Filter?
Thanks.

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#183656 - 09/15/10 09:34 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: 50_Guy]
forty9 Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
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Loc: Nevada
WIX 51010 fits nicely and includes the cover gasket that fits nice and snug.
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#183657 - 09/15/10 09:54 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: forty9]
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Then would take a Napa 1010.
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#183658 - 09/15/10 10:01 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: lucky1]
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Or Fram C3 or C3P.
Taken from old Fram catalog 1971.
Neil
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#183671 - 09/15/10 03:12 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: lucky1]
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The valve did not come with a new filter. Just the one gasket next to the tin plate. The plate was discarded and I would like a nickle for every one that got thrown away. We installed probably three or four of those filters each day. Every Power Glide (owner) was sold an oil filter due to the hydralic lifter problems back then. A lot of the stick shift cars got one also.
The biggest problem with that filter was the cover leaking if the person changing the element wasn't careful in keeping the gasket in place.
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#183692 - 09/15/10 06:48 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: Chev Nut]
forty9 Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
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Loc: Nevada
Thanks for info Gene on the distributor valve. Might be a good idea to put a touch of Pematex to keep the cover gasket in place.


Edited by forty9 (09/15/10 06:51 PM)
Edit Reason: left out word
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#183735 - 09/16/10 10:30 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: forty9]
50_Guy Offline

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Registered: 03/12/10
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Loc: KY
Thanks to everyone for some great info concerning the InnerLine!

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#184290 - 09/22/10 09:55 AM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: Chev Nut]
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Registered: 06/24/09
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Loc: Nevada
Might be over thinking this but....was the gasket supplied with the filter the same as the original cover gasket with just a large opening in the center or did it have a separate hole for the input to the filter and then a long hole that sealed the outlet pipe and the indentation next to it. In the pictures above it appears that a gasket like the original cover one was used on the filter shown. Anyone know if that is right? I know it's been a long time since anyone has probably installed one. Thanks
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#184348 - 09/22/10 07:54 PM Re: Can you ID this oil filter? [Re: forty9]
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The original gasket was about a little less than a 1/2 inch wide and fit just around the edge of the cover. I sold a lot of the elements in their day and also had a 1950 (back then) that had the filter.

There was also a larger version of the filter that came out at about the "end" in 1952. It had a taller cover that had like air cooled ribs running aruod it. The element was taller and it held more oil (larger filtering area).That was the one that extreme care was required for installation as the gasket could easily be knocked out of place.
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