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Posted By Darbyogill Tuesday, July 02, 2019 6:44 AM
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I inherited my Father's 1951 GMC 950 in 2004, and after driving it a couple times a year since then, I decided it was probably long overdue for an oil change. It has a couple of chromed cans on a platform casting on the driver's side of the engine, with inserted cartridge filters. I checked around, and found out that Wix made almost all these types of filters over the years so I called them, and they said they quit making them in 2008. Does anyone have any of these, or any suggestions on what I can do about the situation.. I am currently soaking them in diesel to try to rinse them out so I can re-use them until I can figure out how to convert to another filter type or something. I have to drive the truck to a show on July 12, so don't have much time to do anything right now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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I forgot one detail,,, the engine is a 6-71 Detroit.
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Could it B a Luberfiner like wot twaz fitted to Kenworths







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Thanks for the reply. The dimensions are wrong compared to mine. I talked to Oil Filter Service Co. rep. and he said that I'm pretty much up the creek. Absolutely no one makes the filters any more, so I'm gonna have to come up with a different filter system entirely.
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I don't think it's a luberfiner system. It is a casting mounted right on the side of the engine with two chromed sleeves with lids inside of which are the filter cartridges. I'd like to keep the original look of it, so I'm thinking I can possibly make adapters that will take a couple of spin-on type filters that fit where the old cartridges were, and can be inside the original sleeves so it will look original.
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 Posted Wednesday, July 03, 2019 11:05 AM
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If it is an early 6-71 those are bypass filter, you can leave them in there and they will cause not harm. I have a similar engine. I know that Baldwin makes a lot of older filters.
I haven't opened mine up but if you get me the dimensions I might be able to find one.
Mine has AC 12121 on the filter
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 11:25 AM by Geoff Weeks
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If I get time, I'll pull mine and get some dem's. Since there is no full flow filter on these old 6-71 only bypass, any bypass element that will fit snuggly on the center pipe and is of the same aprox height should work.
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Closest I can find is wix 57375 which is a "sock" filter so will look different than the metal that is in there now. Should fit and work, but might need a washer for the spring on the top to sit on, in place of pushing directly on the filter itself.
The Wix's is apporx the same height and diameter, with the same center hole size. Both old and new are depth media for bypass service.
Edit, On a 2nd look, it doesn't look like that filter has a hole on both ends, so still looking. Elsewhere it does say it has a 11/16" opening on both top and bottom, so I guess you'll have to get one and see.
Another filter that has the right measurements but is for full flow filtering is the WL10064 Wix
Thursday, July 04, 2019 6:15 AM by Geoff Weeks
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I checked the numbers on the filters I have for my 1953 6-71. The cartridge filter is a Wix number CW-155-M. I have a feeling that those numbers are waaaaay out of date. But I stocked up a few years ago. The other filter is a sock filter, the fellow at Wix called it an "Elephant Tampax". Those they didn't have. I believe the cartridge is a full flow and the other is a bypass. But I could be corrected. If you find out if they have something that will work I'm sure that I'm not the only one that would like the information. I'm using Kendal oil, SAE 40. I don't run in the winter, so I don't have to think about trying to start with the heavy oil. It does cut down on oil consumption.

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