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1 year 7 months ago #241258 by Colin HD
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Well it’s been an absolutely horrific year, Mrs HD still suffering, in & out of hospital, lost my son-in-law to pneumonia at 30 years old, two young kids.
But apart from that, doing well :dry:

Been doing little bits & pieces on the truck, if only to keep my sanity!

Picked up an exterior sunvisor at Ipswich Swap Meet - had to cut around 100mm off each end
Converted oil bath to paper filter.

Pretty much back on the truck now & will return to posting updates.



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1 year 7 months ago #241259 by hayseed
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Well it’s been an absolutely horrific year, Mrs HD still suffering, in & out of hospital, lost my son-in-law to pneumonia at 30 years old, two young kids.
But apart from that, doing well :dry:

Here's Hoping that 2023 is a much Better year than 2022...!!

"Be who you are and say what you feel...
Because those that matter...
don't mind...
And those that mind....
don't matter." -
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1 year 7 months ago #241263 by Mrsmackpaul
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I hope things are turning a corner for the better for you

Paul

Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
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1 year 7 months ago #241268 by Gryphon
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Hi,

are they flames or waves going on the front guard?

Terry

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1 year 7 months ago #241284 by Colin HD
Replied by Colin HD on topic Another Bedford
Cheers guys.
Think we're on the way back up now.
Had more than our share of bad luck for now.
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1 year 7 months ago #241285 by Colin HD
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My daughter's friend came by for some parking scar repairs on her brand new Audi Q4.
I told her that I could paint flames on it
Strangely, she declined :cheer:

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1 year 7 months ago #241289 by Colin HD
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Now paper filter



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1 year 7 months ago #241302 by Morris
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My three-ton Morris has exactly the same filter. I told my engineer mate that I was going to put a paper filter in it but he said that oil-bath filters are just as good as paper so now I do not know whether to stay original or go paper.
What say you?

I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!

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1 year 7 months ago - 1 year 7 months ago #241304 by Lang
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Just had a read of about 5 different air filter sites consensus is:

1. Old oil bath filters rely upon the air doing an abrup change of direction causting the dirt to hit the top of the oil and stick. What does not get removed by inertia goes through the oily wire or fibre gauze filter. Unfortunately the holes in the gauze are comparitively huge. At idle the airflow is slow and the violent change of direction is more gentle. At idle oil bath filters are poor. At high revs they are fairly efficient.

2. Oiled foam filters, like the off-road and motorcross people and of course lawn mowers use, are very efficient with tiny holes assisted by a wet sticky surface. They require replacing or cleaning regularly (each race fror motorcross in dusty conditions). They are generally not suitable for ordinary motor vehicle use unless washed every 1,000km.

3.Paper filters are universally used across the world. They are very efficient, much finer filtering than oil bath, and can be blown out and cleaned a limited number of times before replacement. Many people create tears and splits by using too violent compressed air making the filter useless. An average vehicle is very well served by a 10,000km replacement filter, off road vehicles more often.

4. There is a paper filter element replacement that fits neatly in almost all old oil bath bair filter cans. Not only does it provide better all around filtering it avoids the mess of changing and washing the old style oil system.

Here is a video of an Army Jeep conversion they are all similar. Most of the "pancake" style oil bath filter dont even need spacers or adaptors and the filter just drops straight in in 10 seconds. Where the filter lid is made in one unit with the gauze you will need to cut the gauze section off to fit the new paper element which just gets clamped between the lid and the floor of the old oil bowl.

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1 year 7 months ago - 1 year 7 months ago #241307 by Colin HD
Replied by Colin HD on topic Another Bedford
That's a really good write-up & video.
I did mine for two reasons:
1, figured that a modern paper filter has got to be better that the orig oil bath
2. Had one on an old Pontiac that I'd taken off & placed on the floor, then accidently tripped over it! That stuff went everywhere! Promised to NEVER use one again.

So yes Morris, I would change it in a heartbeat.
Still looks the same from the outside & takes about 10mins with the grinder.
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