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90 degree oil filter adapter 1970 318
« on: January 11, 2017 - 08:54:55 AM »
So my 70 Challenger doesn't have a 90 degree oil filter adapter. One is listed in the 70 mopar parts catalog, but I am not sure if all 318 cars got one.  Can anyone confirm this for me ?

Here's one on Flea-Bay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOPAR-273-318-340-360-OIL-FILTER-ADAPTOR-90-DEGREES-/351952739902?hash=item51f2049e3e:g:mswAAOSwa~BYTY~F&vxp=mtr

thanks
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Re: 90 degree oil filter adapter 1970 318
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017 - 09:36:06 AM »
Are you sure you need one? When I bought my 74 Challenger with a 340 it had the adapter. It always seemed to have a very slight leak, just couldn't get it to totally seal. We took it off and have never looked back. I don't see any need for it unless the oil filter is interfering with something else.
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Re: 90 degree oil filter adapter 1970 318
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017 - 09:45:08 AM »
My 318 originally did not come with that adapter. I installed one so that the oil filter would clear the cheap headers I put on at that time. Have since got rid of the headers but left the adapter on. No leaks in my case.
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Re: 90 degree oil filter adapter 1970 318
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017 - 01:32:20 PM »
Never came on 318s.  You don't need them unless they interfere w/your manifolds/headers.
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Re: 90 degree oil filter adapter 1970 318
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017 - 01:59:31 PM »
I just care about originality. I am going through a lot of trouble making my Panther Pink 70 Challenger look factory correct and I don't want to miss something that is that obvious to spot.

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Re: 90 degree oil filter adapter 1970 318
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017 - 02:21:53 PM »
A Body's with 318's got them. not E Bodies.
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Re: 90 degree oil filter adapter 1970 318
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2017 - 08:34:47 PM »
Alan, is that the same for 340s? My engine is not original and it had the adapter. Perhaps it came out of an A body.  :dunno:
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Re: 90 degree oil filter adapter 1970 318
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017 - 08:37:31 PM »
As far as I know....70-71 E Body 340's got it, 318's did not. 70-71 A Body 318's & 340's both got it.
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Re: 90 degree oil filter adapter 1970 318
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017 - 08:58:01 PM »
Thanks. My block is a 73. I should have said that.
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Re: 90 degree oil filter adapter 1970 318
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017 - 11:09:57 PM »
In an E Body, once the exhaust manifolds changed in 71 there was no need for it.
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