Adapting Your Hemi Engine Canister Oil Filter to Spin-On Type

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If you're tired of dealing with a leaky original canister-type oil filter with hard-to-find filter elements, you can adapt your early hemi (1951-1958) to use a modern spin-on oil filter.  Adapters can be purchased from Hot Heads/Power Play, but you might want to hang on to the old canister for originality's sake.

Shown is a 1956 Imperial with 354 hemi, using a Motorcraft spin-on filter after installing an adapter.

Here's the same 354 hemi from underneath.  Four bolts mount the new adapter to the block.


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