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jbostruck
    
'64 ford 3/4 ton has a toilet paper oil filter
Is the toilet paper oil filter on my '64 Ford 3/4 ton 292 engine necessary? It has a spin on filter and I will not be towing with it. Thanks, Scott
posted: August 19, 2008
 
    
 
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jswashington
    
Sounds like a question for your Ford Dealership or Lube, Oil Filter specialists. I have heard of too much controversy with this and unfortunately dont know for sure. I think Gulf Coast Filters might be able to help too, you can check there site here: http://www.gulfcoastfilters.com/
posted:  August 20, 2008
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jeepster
    
TP filters were once sold by JC Whitney... me I'd go with a regular filter
posted:  September 2, 2008
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mfmians
    
according to the ford interchange and accessory guide the tp filter was never a ford item . it was a popular item in the 50s and 60s i had a Early mustang that had one on it but my father removed it and told me not to ever use one then showed me why they fall apart and sag down leaving a gap for unfiltered oil to go thru, i have seen many ads for them and they look like they may have improved but as the old man said they are made to be used once and flushed not used for oil filters
sources: peterson publ. ford interchange book,,ford accessory listing 1958 to1972 also by peterso, pub.
posted:  October 16, 2008
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oldshool
    
Thru out my career as a auto mechanic, restorer, engine swoop genious the alltime whorst accessary was the toilet paper filter , I have had to rebuild more engines then the law should alow it's not if but when that filter starts to deterirate all that material finds it's way to your oil pump and then to your bearings and it's not a preaty sight.Please do yourself a big favor and do not use it I hope iv'e saved another motor . Oh and as long as your using a quality oil and a quality oil filter then towing should not be an issue "OLDSCHOOL"
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posted:  June 25, 2010
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