My 1938 21 stud engine doesn’t appear to have an oil filter and I was wondering firstly where it is – if there even is one – and if not, do people think it would be a good idea? If so, any idea where it would go? I have a bypass filter which I could fit if needed.
It looks like one hose could be connected where the oil pressure gauge goes, but can’t find a anywhere to attach the other end – would it be down by the sump?
My engine is also sans filter, Ben. I think there’s a mounting feature at the rear of the block on the nearside, where one could presumably fix a lead-off pipe to a more remotely mounted oil filter. I’ll be getting one when my engine goes for a camshaft change, early next year.
There’s what looks like a hole by the pressure gauge where you could hook it up, but where would it return to after filtering the oil? The sump? I couldn’t find anywhere obvious.
I think for now I’ll just hold fire worrying about it, the engine hasn’t started for over 25 years and looking at the amount of rust that fell out of the metal radiator pipes when I removed them I have a feeling it might need a full recondition – eek!