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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Resto: New Bypass Oil Filter Canister Fitter

By 7am on this warm Sunday morning it was already 26c degrees so straight away I was in the pool for a few laps to wake up,which done the trick, then some breaky, a quick coffee and by 8am Ray had arrived for a few hours work in the resto shed on ole Monty with a couple of jobs laid out and waiting to start.

Oil Bypass Filter:

I purchased a few months a good secondhand late 1950's external bypass oil filter canister "Ryco" that were commonly fitted and used on the early Holden grey motors which could be mounted to the firewall next to the motor and all you have to do is run a inlet and outlet oil line back to the correct connection on the motor of your choice and the reason I chose this is because Ray has that this same setup fitted to his old 28' Chev for many years, it is extremely cheap and easy to service and replacing the filter element is a breeze and considering that most of the early Chevies had no oil filters fitted at all and the ones that did (optional extra upon purchasing the car new from the dealer) were not the most efficient and are now asking $80 each plus postage from the USA, luckily ole Monty had one of these original ones fitted for many years so at least that has been a help in keeping the engine oil clean.

New canister fitted to the firewall and oil pipes plumbed up


This is the old "closed" oil filter located down under the coil 


And now it is removed




The job in total took us 2.5 hours to complete and I would say that it would of been a little quicker had I not had a gasket issue with the lid of the canister as when we started up the engine and let it idle all was good but as soon as we revved it up and held it there oil came pissing out everywhere... BUGGER IT!!.... 
The rubber gasket that came with the new "wix" filter was a little "crappy" so I cut another one but this time a little bigger and out of thick gasket material, then cleaned up the all the hot oil that was dripping down from everything, installed the new gasket, hit the startor botton again and this time it was perfect, not a drip to be seen anywhere - Good job done Ray.

Klaxton Horn:



With another bargain purchase off Ebay, this time I brought a very good conditioned old "Klaxton Horn", and what a fantastic sound it makes to, classical vintage
With electrical wiring not one of my favorite topics, we soon had a new wire soldered onto the old one at the botton of the steering coloum then through the flexi metal tubing to where the horn was to be mounted.
When this was done we played about with the mounting bracket and tweaked and few things here and there and it all just dropped into place nice and easy, then on went the positive battery lead and we had it blasting and hooting out loud..... Ya gotta hear this thing.....

One Klaxton horn, fitted up nice and snugg



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PS: I forgot to mention that we also reversed Monty out the driveway and had a good couple of laps up and down and around the block and few times and with the new timbers that I constructed the seat frame out of and with both Ray and myself in the front it felt very secure and was a comfomy ride considering that we had no seat padding at all except for a rolled out camping swag to sit on..
Brakes excellent! Steering good! Roll on power from 3rd gear excellent! - Very happy with the outcome.. Cheers   

4 comments:

  1. Grant, you forgot one other thing. We went for a short drive to test the integrity of Monty's new front seat structure. I am pleased to say that from a passenger's perspective for the first time travelling in Monty I felt comfortable and safe while enjoying the wind in my hair and the sound of that beautiful exhaust system.

    Well done mate.

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  2. Grant, I've been watching Ray Dean's Blog on his 28. I'll ad your project to my watch list.

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  3. Hello Don, Many thanks and more the merrier.
    Things could be little slow over the next month or two as I have to tackle and replace all the woodwork in the rear tub section, slowly learning as I go.... Cheers Grant

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  4. Hello Don, Many thanks and more the merrier.
    Things could be little slow over the next month or two as I have to tackle and replace all the woodwork in the rear tub section, slowly learning as I go.... Cheers Grant

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